BougeRV 170 Watt Solar Panel Review

BougeRV 170 Watt Solar Panel Review Feature Photo

In this video, I review a 170-watt solar panel from a company called BougeRV. First, I check over the build quality and inform you of the dimensions, weight, and rated output voltage and amperage. We also have a quick look at the shipping packaging. Next, I set up a testbed using one of my Lion … Read more

Fellow Fulltime RVer’s Massive Boondocking Power System

Mobile Homestead Solar Feature Photo

Recently while camped near Quartzsite, AZ my good friend Eddie from Mobile Homestead Solar Services was kind enough to walk us through his massive boondocking power system. On the roof is 1800 watts of solar powering 900 amp hours of battery bank capacity. His beautifully laid out and wired off-grid power system is installed in … Read more

Remote Solar Power Disconnect Switch Installation

Solar Panel Disconnect Switch Feature Photo

In this video, I install a remote disconnect switch for my 500-watt solar panel array. I wanted a solar disconnect switch so I can manually disconnect the charging current to my new Lion Energy lithium battery bank before they come to a 100% state of charge. I’ve read if the lithium bank is only charged … Read more

Lensun SG510 Solar Generator Review

Lensun SG510 Solar Generator Review Feature Photo

About four years ago I reviewed a small so-called “solar generator” power box called a Renogy Firefly. The Firefly had meager power output and a small 16 amp hour battery capacity. I didn’t find it suitable for RVing so lost interest in these type of products. Lately, though they have become more and more common, … Read more

What Do We Power With 500 Watts of RV Solar?

500 Watts of Solar Feature Photo

In this video, I give a quick overview of our 500 watts RV solar power system. You can see the full detail explanation and diagrams in the past post and video – Detailed Look at Our DIY RV Boondocking Power System I go through all the things it powers in the rig. From devices, we plug … Read more

Replacing Damaged Portable Solar Panel Plus New Mounting

New Remote Solar Panel Installation Feature Photo

Last year I reviewed a flexible type solar panel for a company called Lensun. In exchange for the review, I received the 100-watt panel and controller free of charge. But, what to do with it? I could have mounted it on the roof with my four Renogy panels but decided instead to make myself a … Read more