Hello! I have a 1970 Aristocrat Land Commander. When I bought it the previous owner had hooked up some add on interior lights for boondocking, the front porch light and the water pump to a lawn mower battery which has died a few times from under use, since I just use the plug in electrical most of the time. Looking to upgrade to a more substantial battery with solar panel. Any recommendations? Thank you!
Post by roadtripper on Jul 5, 2019 20:05:25 GMT -8
Depends on your use. If kinda light and you want to keep it simple get a portable like nc said. I’d say at least 80 watt. Also a true deep cycle battery of about 100ah. Trojan or similar good brand. I went with 200 watts of panels on the roof and 2 ea 6 volt golf cart batteries for 220ah. Plus all the stuff between....controller, monitor, panels, etc. I did all the work myself and materials were about 12 to 15 hundred. I love it. We can boondock for weeks no problem. It will run the battery side of my 3 way fridge breakfast to supper if the suns bright. And the experience figuring it out was enjoyable. My trailer is 17’ and pretty flat on top. Many here don’t have the space, or maybe don’t want to mess with the vintage that much. If you mostly plug in though, I’d go simple.