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We like traveling with all the comforts of home, which is why our form of transportation is our home. We've learned to live off the grid creating our own power and water.

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Air Conditioning on A Sailboat? Yes, and It’s Battery Powered too!

March 15, 2018 67

Air Conditioning on a sailboat is a luxury. Especially when we’re at anchor and running everything off solar and battery power. …

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Amped Up – How We Charge Our Boat Batteries

February 1, 2018 38

Living off the grid on a sailboat is all about managing resources. And so many of our resources need electricity (like…

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Sailboat Tech – Lithium Batteries & Why We Chose Them

March 12, 2017 103

There is an old saying that batteries don’t die, they are killed.  Sadly, this is true and we are guilty as…

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Sailboat Solar – Series vs Parallel & Shading

July 5, 2016 110

We’re trying to decide on the right solar set up for our new-to-us catamaran. We’ve been told our sailboat solar install…

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How to Monitor Batteries – RV, Sailboat & Tiny Houses too

May 30, 2016 37

I’m going to be honest, you don’t need a Battery Monitoring Kit, but you will want one.  Your battery is like…

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RV Residential Refrigerator – How Much Power Does It Use

March 27, 2016 76

Deciding between a Residential Refrigerator or an RV “2-Way or 3-Way” Fridge in a motorhome is a no brainer…at first glance. But if you plan…

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Off The Grid – How RV Solar Works

February 28, 2016 69

We’re no “Solar Experts” but we practically have our PHD in Trial and Error.  When we take on a complicated subject, such…

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Off Grid Solar Powered RV Air Conditioning – Is it Possible?

February 17, 2016 144

Since we shared our very first RV solar video we’ve been asked the same question over and over:  Can I run…

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RV Solar Tilting: Is It Really Worth It To Tilt The Panels?

February 1, 2016 81

We’ve had a few different RV solar setups over the years but we never tilted our panels.  People would watch our…

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Our 960 Watt RV Solar Install – A Step by Step Guide

January 24, 2016 91

RV solar power is an expensive but worthy investment that can pay for itself in the long run. Especially if you…