RV and Off-Grid Solar Panels

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Power your RV with Solar and here's why.

The Freedom to Explore

You value the time you spend with friends and family finding new places to explore, and Zamp Solar has your back. Zamp Solar on your RV is a very powerful and convenient source to ensure you can get away from the crowds and find a little paradise. An off-grid solar power kit on your RV is used to keep your RV battery charged so you can use all the daily essentials – lights, water, fans, refrigerator, phone, computer, etc.

It's Quiet and Easy

If you've been camping long enough, then you know generators are noisy, even those that claim they're quiet. Generators provide a constant disruption to any camping adventure. Solar is peaceful. You won't know it is working and it won't bother you, your family or your neighbors.

Saves you Money (Pays you back fast!)

Increase battery life 300%! Batteries are expensive to replace. In general, most RVs need their batteries replaced every 1.5 to 2 years. It adds up quickly! Solar on your RV is an investment that can save you replacement time and money. Adding a properly sized Zamp Solar Kit to your RV can extend the life of your batteries up to 6 to 8 years – that's HUNDREDS of dollars saved!

It's Green, It's Clean

A spill with solar is just another sunny day. You will have no worries of inhaling nasty exhaust fumes, spilling fuel or oil and lugging around all the equipment. Solar is a green and clean power source. Not only does it reduce your carbon emission, solar will reduce the amount of money you spend replacing expensive batteries.

Five Zamp Solar Panels

Which Zamp Solar RV solar panel kit should I use?

To clarify this, we need to put into perspective two different types of battery charging and a couple of terms that are thrown around.

Charging a battery can be thought of as battery maintaining (maintenance) or trickle charging, whereas daily recharging is sometimes referred to as bulk charging. Maintaining a battery is simply keeping the battery charged when there is no real use. Batteries will lose some of their energy just sitting around. Maintaining a battery puts this small amount of energy back into the battery. Bulk battery charging can be thought of as recharging a battery after daily use or putting a significant amount of power back into the battery. Zamp Solar Kits can do both battery maintaining and bulk battery charging, but the size of the solar kit needs to be carefully considered if daily charging requires lots of power – like when using an RV.

There are two popular types of solar panel systems for RVs – RV Rooftop Mounted Solar Kits and RV Portable Solar Systems.

Zamp Solar Portable Systems - Complete, Easy to Use, Easy to Move
Zamp Solar Roof Mount Kits - Complete Kits, Install it and Forget it

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Zamp Solar Portable Solar System

90-watt and 140 watt portable solar systems and carrying case
  • 45 to 230-Watts
  • Self-contained, COMPLETE system to be used on 12-Volt Battery System right out of the box
  • Most Efficient Solar Option
  • Most new RVs are Prewired to use a Zamp Solar Portable Solar Port

Zamp has been revolutionizing the portable solar panel since the beginning. The innovative solar solutions they have infused into portables are now being imitated by others. Portable solar systems provide reliable power, like the roof mounted solar kits, but come with the added flexibility of being easily transported and moved. They are generally considered more efficient as compared to a solar root mount kit, but that's only if you're willing to move them throughout the day.

Solar Ready sticker and sidewall port

Many RVs come prewired with a Zamp solar port. This port is a direct battery connection and allows any of the Zamp Solar Portables to quickly attach to the RV and start charging. *Not to be used with a roof mounted kit or panel.

Zamp Solar Deluxe RV Roof Mount Kits

Zamp Solar Deluxe RV Roof Mount Kits
  • BIG POWER! Up to 1020-Watts!
  • Expandable kits – add more solar when you're ready
  • No setup or take down, they're always working
  • No wiring, crimping or mistakes – prewired kits

Roof Mount RV solar panel kits deliver some serious power! Consider using these kits if you like to use all of the creature comforts from home in your RV. They are clearly the easiest to work with requiring a single installation for a lifetime of power. Three very important features of Zamp Solar's RV roof mount kits are:

  1. Expandable – Start small and add more power. It's super easy with their roof port system. Adding another panel is as easy as mounting the panel on the roof and plugging it in.
  2. No Wiring – Zamp deluxe RV solar roof kits are prewired. It's almost as simple as plug-n-play. The hardest part of installing the kit is figuring out where to route the wire.
  3. Support – Customers that start out with solar never look back! They return asking for more power or to outfit their new rig. We're here to help if you have questions.

Solar Accessories

Looking to upgrade, update or simply replace parts? Find solar charge controllers, wires, solar panel mounting feet and other odds and ends here.

For further answers to your questions, contact our solar specialist Jonathan Lewis at [email protected] or 800-866-5353.