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Rion Mather
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Do you use solar power for your campsite or have any suggestions for good resources to check out? I would love to hear about your set up.
 
Miles Flansburg
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Rion, I bought a bunch of those cheap solar yard lights on sale one winter. Stuck some in the ground and hung some in the trees. They do a pretty good job lighting up my campsite and get dimmer through the night. I have a couple that I bring inside the camper and they are sort of a night light for me as they are not real bright.
I also bought several generations of this solar light and love them.

http://nokero.com/
 
Rion Mather
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Cool! I will have to do that. I have several of those solar lights that I use to night garden. I will check out that website too. You could even do a hike in with the Nokero hanging lights.
 
Josh Johann
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I used the following system in my camper.
It will power cell phones, 12 volt lights, MP3, AM/FM/CD radio, laptop and a 1000 watt inverter.
I used the Harbor Freight solar panels and they worked well.
I bought two sets and they charged four six volt golf cart batteries wired series/paralell.
The controller is a 30 MPPT amp contoller.
The panels were wired into a waterproof combiner box and then into the charge panel/breaker panel.
I've since bought a 100 watt panel for the trailer, not because the HB panels did'nt do the job; just one panel is easier to handle than six. : )
Hope this helps.
 
Rion Mather
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Josh, it is noted.
 
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