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solar panels, portable? Best place to order? Where to get installed?
September 15, 2010
6:00 am



Newbie, Solo Rver here.  My mom tooks us all over the US in a 20 foot travel traler when I was young, including 1600 miles on the then dirt road,  Alaskan  Highway.  My siblings all have some form of RVs.  It is time for me to join the family bag wagon now that I have the opportunity.  I just bought a MPG 185 that is going to be delivered tommorrow.  My plans are to travel to West and south west this winter and doing weekly Rentals  out my  former Vacation rental here in beautiful Park City Utah during ski Season.  My plan is to look for upcoming Tennis [tournaments[and fun runs in areas I am interested in visiting and use that as incentive and as great way to get and stay in shape.  Yes I have don both sports before.  Quite Often. 🙂

I plan on doing my website project while traveling so I will need good computer access and power.  I am looking forward to coming here often for help and support and willing to offer support related to Mac, iphones, Ipad and some Web development.  Although I need help in those areas myself. but I have learned a lot over the years and am willing to share.


My question for this thread is Where, how, what, and whatever for setting up a Solar system for my small 19 Foot RV?  I have heard Portable is way to go so you can follow the sun?  Also if I get the solar panels will that elimanate the need for a generator? 

If you know of any good video tutorials on setting up  and taking down my RV  for camping, I would appreciate those links as well.


Thanks so much 

September 16, 2010
3:17 am
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Hello Lark,

Good to see you here on our forum!  We look forward to your participation on Macintosh and web page issues.  As for solar, Jim and I don't have any solar panels so aren't a good source of information on that.   Maybe some others here will respond.  We do know that a LOT of RVers who have solar panels got them from

You might also want to search the forums – you'll find *LOTS* of information there.


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