A Plan for Going Off Grid

A Plan for Going Off Grid
We have a rather large roof on our 1988 Tiffin Allegro. The RV is 33 feet long with a solid aluminum roof, much of it free of anything. If we want to put solar panels on it, I'm sure there is a way, though it may require some work to make it all happen. I've read a lot of information...

A Brief Exploration of Power Demands

A Brief Exploration of Power Demands
To start with this, I'm going to delve into our power requirements of one simple subset of the whole system: Computers and internet access. I have not used anything to determine how much power everything uses yet, so I am going based on the specs for each device and the peak use. Once we can handle the peak use with...

Off Grid Power Requirements

Off Grid Power Requirements
I want to figure out exactly how much power we use a month in our RV and then figure out how to reduce that amount and prepare for living off grid on a solar and wind system. That means breaking down what uses power, what can be done in other ways, what can be eliminated, and what can be changed...

Converting the RV to Off Grid Life

Converting the RV to Off Grid Life
Since we live in our RV and want to establish ourselves on our own land somewhere, it makes sense to take the RV with us and live in it while we build our structure. At the moment, we cannot really run completely separate from shore power as we would have to run the generator a lot to keep our batteries...

Tripp Lite Inverter/Converter Introduction into an RV Electrical System

Tripp Lite Inverter/Converter Introduction into an RV Electrical System
This review has been a long time in the works. Our original plan was to go to Florida last Thanksgiving and add solar panels, a much larger battery setup, an inverter, and the other parts required for running our RV completely off the grid and unplugged. If you've been following along, you'll know we didn't make it to Florida until...

Raspberry Pi’s Everywhere

Raspberry Pi’s Everywhere
The search for a computer to build as a core unit for the Smart Home on Wheels has been difficult. I spent hours scouring the internet for a solid, small, and useable computer that I could use for the hub. I didn't want Windows, so that narrowed it down. I would have like a Mac, since the rest of our...