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I want to start a discussion about Solar Power. The only solar power I have had experience with is a trickle charger on a truck battery and the mini solar cell on my Calculator.

I want to build a slide in truck camper or a Very small camper  to mount on a flat bed trailer that I tow my RC on.

Some of the ORV Parks I go to only offer primitive camping and typically the Cabins they offer to rent are expensive.

What I want to Know is it possible to run any type of AC, Heater, and or Fridge running off Solar or Wind power with batteries over a weekend. I know I can run a Propane heater, so I'm not to concerned if i Can't run a electric one.

Texas Heat is brutal during the summer and it would be nice to have AC at least at night time.

What I'm Looking for-

1.  AC during Night time hours / Sleeping Hours.

2. Small Fridge for summer months camping.

3. Lighting system both inside and out.

Is any of this possible with a battery setup on Solar and/or Wind power?


Thanks For any and all help  {cool}
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    Re: Off-Grid Camping- Solar Power/Wind Power- Ac, Heat, Fridge, Lights, Etc
    « Reply #1 on: February 12, 2015, 05:53:56 pm »
       Gas power fridges have been around forever and would be more dependable than solar. In fact most campers have 3 way. 12V, 120V and gas in one unit.
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    Re: Off-Grid Camping- Solar Power/Wind Power- Ac, Heat, Fridge, Lights, Etc
    « Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 01:44:01 pm »
       Gas power fridges have been around forever and would be more dependable than solar. In fact most campers have 3 way. 12V, 120V and gas in one unit.

    Thanks For the Information Comrade

    I've been doing some research on another forum and it basically came down to needing a Generator.

    So Now im doing research on Solar for basic power systems.


    Anyone running any solar power?
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    Re: Off-Grid Camping- Solar Power/Wind Power- Ac, Heat, Fridge, Lights, Etc
    « Reply #3 on: February 13, 2015, 04:59:50 pm »
       Gas power fridges have been around forever and would be more dependable than solar.

    I loved my LP gas powered fridg in my camper.  ;D
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    Re: Off-Grid Camping- Solar Power/Wind Power- Ac, Heat, Fridge, Lights, Etc
    « Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 11:56:33 pm »
    Is anyone using Solar Panels?


    What about built in Propane heaters in a camper?
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    Re: Off-Grid Camping- Solar Power/Wind Power- Ac, Heat, Fridge, Lights, Etc
    « Reply #5 on: February 20, 2015, 07:56:56 pm »
    Is anyone using Solar Panels?


    What about built in Propane heaters in a camper?

    yeah it was the oven.   :P
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