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Solar Van Install - Consultant Wanted For Hire
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(04-26-2021, 06:48 AM)Everyroadleadshome Wrote: I think Popeye hit the nail on the head,  find a campground to recoup in which will take the stress of the health problems down a notch or two,    I can totally relate to that, I've had a mystery auto immune and lyme for the last 7 years and though so so much better than I was, I was laid up on crutches for three years and still deal with issues in my day to day life.  But I digress, I think the campground is the short term solution here.  Then you're not forced to rush the solar.

As far as heat goes, I'd look into one of the heaters that runs off gas from your main tank.  Because solar won't be able to run an electric heater as others have said. Too big a power draw.

I hope your health gets better or manageable for you. The surgeon is in Tucson, AZ.  Know of any good places there for me in a van? I have no toilet and heard some places require van drivers to have toilets. 
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My Battle Born and 7 large meant: make an appointment at one of the best in the industry and tell them what you need to run and say get to it. I estimate it would be about a $7000.00 dollar bill at the end. So not really an option. But as they say: “you can have it cheap. You can have it fast. You can have it good. Pick two

A small solar power station is not a power Brick. It is a different animal completely. It might do similar stuff but...

YouTube is your friend. Professor hobotech or Will Prowse will expand your understanding and confidence. Plus you can slow it down if you need too. For better understanding.

Or like others have said find a campsite. If you have an emergency use toilet you have a toilet. You’re in a newer van so...should be fine. Campsite has a plug in get an extension cord and a power bar and run your stuff inside the van.


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Sorry , guess we were thinking you had done this before.
No problemo.

Hookups means Power , water and sometimes a sewer tank dump .
Full hookups means all 3 services (usually . they have a "dump station" somewhere if not on your campsite )

SOME campgrounds won't even let RVs in !
Well , ones more than 10 years old .

But that also means that SOME do ......

I've worked in some campgrounds , never checked inside a rig for that toilet !
Just took their word for it.
You can find porta potties and also toilet seats that fit on a 5 gallon bucket ...at Walmart
(you might want to check out composting toilets for your rig , typically found in boats but many van and RV dwellers are installing them too !)
Very few campgrounds don't have a shower house/bathroom building and usually some kind of laundromat.

If you join Escapees club aka SKPs (and some other parks) have "boondocking areas that even the big diesel RV can stay in. with reduced hookups like maybe just water or sometimes just a parking spot in the parking lot. skuh kuh kuh ,,for like 10 bucks (it may have gone up, it was 5 bucks when I first joined.)
Passport america is another that just gives you a card good for campground discounts all over the US.

Once you get your van all set up , you'll need none of this campground info but might want to stay a night for an unlimited hot shower !

Bottom line with the campgrounds is ask and find out , don't always believe what you heard somewhere , though that COULD be good advice too.......
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(04-29-2021, 05:01 AM)rvpopeye Wrote: Sorry , guess we were thinking you had done this before.
No problemo.

Hookups means Power , water and sometimes a sewer tank dump .
Full hookups means all 3 services (usually . they have a "dump station" somewhere if not on your campsite )

SOME campgrounds won't even let RVs in !
Well , ones more than 10 years old .

But that also means that SOME do ......

I've worked in some campgrounds , never checked inside a rig for that toilet !
Just took their word for it.
You can find porta potties and also toilet seats that fit on a 5 gallon bucket ...at Walmart
(you might want to check out composting toilets for your rig , typically found in boats but many van and RV dwellers are installing them too !)
Very few campgrounds don't have a shower house/bathroom building and usually some kind of laundromat.

If you join Escapees club aka SKPs (and some other parks) have "boondocking areas that even the big diesel RV can stay in. with reduced hookups like maybe just water or sometimes just a parking spot in the parking lot. skuh kuh kuh ,,for like 10 bucks (it may have gone up, it was 5 bucks when I first joined.)
Passport america is another that just gives you a card good for campground discounts all over the US.

Once you get your van all set up , you'll need none of this campground info but might want to stay a night for an unlimited hot shower !

  Bottom line with the campgrounds is ask and find out , don't always believe what you heard somewhere , though that COULD be good advice too.......

Thank you all for the insights.
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