Choose The Right Solar Battery For Your RV: Weight, Capacity, & Type Guide

The Freedom Of The Open Road

Everyone loves a good road trip. In fact, the open road has become an integral part of American culture – wide-open highways, the absolute freedom to travel where you please. That road-tripping culture of free exploration naturally has lead many (yourself included, perhaps) to wish they could simply take their house with them, hence the creation of the RV. However, as any RV owner will tell you, driving a huge not-so-aerodynamic box across the country has its drawbacks, the main ones being fuel economy and energy consumption. The energy requirements of owning an RV have lead many to abandon the idea entirely – however, thanks to the development of highly efficient solar power technology, that no longer needs to be a problem!

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That’s right – the dream of a self-sufficient road trip machine is finally fulfilled, and the RV Solar Power Pro blog is here to tell us all about it.

There have never been more possibilities in the industry for sustainable on-the-road power, so much so that choosing the right one can be difficult. That is why the site has published a new complete guide on how to select a solar battery for your needs!

The process is simple, as they say.

Step 1: Find Your Energy Requirements

The guide opens with the importance of determining how much energy your machine and setup needs.

According to the guide, the energy needs of your RV may vary wildly depending on the age of the vehicle and your lifestyle, and determining these requirements may be among the most important factors when deciding on a solar battery. How much time do you spend in your vehicle? How many electronics do you have? These are important questions when finding the correct battery for your situation.

Step 2: Explore Battery Options

From there, the guide explores the many types of RV solar batteries that are available on the market, weighing the pros and cons of each.

For example, lithium-ion batteries may be more expensive, but they hold a charge for longer and typically have a higher capacity.

Conversely, cheaper options exist, and help in the creation of an overall lighter build, but may not provide the charge necessary depending on the situation.

Step 3: Determine How You Will Integrate Your System

Next, the guide discusses the implications of a solar battery on the weight and handling of your RV.

In their words, “It’s not just about whether you can lift it; it’s about how it influences your RV’s center of gravity. Distribute the weight evenly to maintain stability on the road. Remember, every pound counts when it comes to fuel efficiency and tire wear.”

Step 4: Budget & Compatibility

The guide goes on to explain how you can find a battery that is both compatible with your rig and budget-friendly. These two factors may conflict, and, as the guide states, finding a compromise that also provides the necessary efficiency and capacity can be the most difficult step of the process.

Where To Find More

If you are in the process of converting your RV to solar, this is likely not the end of the help you will need. That is why RV Solar Power Pro continually publishes great solar-related content on the site.

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