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Post by doog1948 Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:41 pm

my aim is to use campsites as little as possible. the nuevo is fitted with 100watt panel and 100 amp lithium battery. could i ask others how do you maximise power or is this sufficient as a starter. . you may glean from this that i have no knowledge on the subject. thanks in advance Doug.
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Post by Paulmold Wed Mar 27, 2024 1:50 pm

I'd suck it and see. You're just at the start of the season where you shouldn't need more than you've got. I've only got 80w solar and one 105amp lead acid battery  and hardly use hook up between April and September. So don't go spending until you've tried what you have.

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Post by IanH Wed Mar 27, 2024 2:17 pm

Unless you have medical needs, this is all you need, we rarely use sites, and even then unless EHU is included in the site fee we don't bother..
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Post by doog1948 Wed Mar 27, 2024 2:35 pm

sounds really helpful. will do as suggested. thanks.
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Post by Roopert Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:07 pm

In the thread sub-title (which almost nobody sees) you wrote - "solar, lithium, inverter". What do you need the inverter for? If you have significant loads that can only operate from 240V, that may change things significantly.

I should add that many here probably don't have any fundamental need for 240V, because most things such as laptop charging can be done from 12V - but some things can't!
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Post by doog1948 Wed Mar 27, 2024 4:08 pm

Roopert as i pointed out, knowledge on this subject is way over my head. thats why i asked the question. thanks for you're input.
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Post by Aethelric Wed Mar 27, 2024 4:33 pm

We have done over 100,000 miles in our Nuevo, and spent hundreds, of nights in it over the last ten years. We have been on campsites maybe six times and had a hook up maybe three times. All we have ever had is a single 100Ah lead acid battery. Only in the last couple of years have we had a solar panel. It is only 40 watts and was fitted to keep the batteries charged over the winter.
I did drastically change the control panel though, as the one fitted used more power than we did. Modern ones should be better.
Make full use of the gas for cooking and heating and you should be fine.
 If you want to run an electric kettle, toaster,  microwave, hair drier, or similar you will struggle.
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Post by doog1948 Wed Mar 27, 2024 6:21 pm

thankyou Aethelric. will see how long the gas lasts!
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Post by Molly3 Wed Apr 10, 2024 6:51 pm

I needed more solar  as their is not much room on a nuevo roof i bought a 200w flexible folding panel ,angled to the sun it really packs a punch .
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