RV Solar FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Being in the RV Repair and Solar Industry for 14 years now, we’ve heard just about every question under the sun when it comes to Solar Installations.  So to help our customers save a little time before they contact us we thought it would be good to include a few of the “big” RV Solar FAQs.


What is a basic RV Solar Installation?

Good question.  And the answer is, “It depends on what you mean by basic?”

There isn’t a “one size fits all,” RV Solar installation.  Your idea of basic versus another customer’s idea of basic can be very different.

For instance, if you’re in a 19 foot travel trailer with limited space for a battery plant, and also limited room on your roof for panels, your “basic install” is going to be very different than let’s say a 40 foot motor home.  So every client’s individual needs need to be evaluated before we talk about their options.

What’s this going to cost?

Another good question.  And like the question above, the answer depends on your needs.

Are you looking to keep your batteries maintained while your RV is in storage?  Are you looking for a system that can power your air conditioner for hours on end? Would you like to stay out for weeks on end “boondocking?”

All of these questions need to be addressed before the question of cost can be answered.  Whether you choose a DIY installation, or have your solar system professionally installed, you will need to evaluate your power needs before you start wondering about equipment pricing, installation, and getting your system up and running.


What component brands do you recommend?

Once again, this is another “depends on what you want to do” questions.  In 14 years of working on RVs, and on RV Solar Installs we’ve worked with many manufacturers.  We know the best panels for your needs, controllers, inverters, and batteries.  And we’ll make recommendations based on your actual needs.

Do we need to talk?

From everything above it might sound like we need to have a conversation.  The reason for that is simple.

We do need to have a conversation.

With so many RV Solar installs under our belt, we really do know RV Solar!  Finding out what your needs are is the first step.  Once we’ve taken that step, all of these FAQs will be answered quickly.

Like anything else in life, a little planning is required.  Fortunately, Precision RV is here to help you with your planning.  Then, when you are ready, your RV Solar setup will be the right one to fit all of your needs.