Posted 2017-03-11 1:42 AM (#169543 - in reply to #169533) Subject: RE: weekender
Ditto the propane for frig & water heater. I use solar charger to keep 2 marine batteies charged for lights, 12v accessories, and Power Inverter for low watt electical devices like TV/DVD, phone/ipad chargers ect.
Posted 2017-03-13 8:08 AM (#169558 - in reply to #169533) Subject: RE: weekender
Location: Illinois / Florida
Yes you can do that as long as you plan ahead. You want everything possible in your trailer to be 12v powered - lights, fans, water pump, phone chargers, a true AC/DC or AC/LP refrigerator. The only real non-DC you are stuck with are the air conditioner and microwave. You can get hot water from LP as well. You're going to be cooking outside son no problem there. We have a 165watt solar panel and controller and 2 series 24 deep cycle batteries. You can always add additional of each if needed in the future. I have lived for as long as 7 weeks in ours, only running the generators (2-Honda 2000i's) when the AC or uwave were needed. When they are running they would automatically take over the refrigerator and water heater as well. You can live very comfortably mainly using 12v on solar.