The Happy Campers have once again gone green. We built an awesome solar panel set-up for our off road trailer but when we sold the trailer, we had to let the panels go as part of the deal. We love the freedom that camping off the grid brings so naturally we set out to get a new set of solar panels for our Xcape bush caravan.
The main components of our system consists out of two 100 watt Enersol solar panels and a 20 amp SkyKing 12/24volt controller. We use these to charge our two 105ah batteries that is installed inside the Xcape. We also used 6.0mm solar wires and gave the set-up a 7 metre charging cable, which were wrapped in 12.7mm heat shrink tubing. The rest of the material consist mainly out of rivets, clips, 25mm aluminium square tubing (for the stands), and an Anderson plug to connect the system to the caravan batteries. The total cost was R3200 and we spent approximately 3 hours to complete the set-up.
Check out the pics below to see how we went about putting our solar panel set-up together
The stands to keep the solar panels in the correct position was quite easy to put in
The two panels fold-away for easy transporting and storage