This was posted on our Facebook group RV Advice. We’ll post if here for those of you who do not use Facebook. Please leave a comment.
The post from RV Advice
“A recent post in another RV thread triggered this question, but I’ve been wondering it for a couple of years. It seems as if many or most RVers have no higher concern than electrical power at a campsite, whether that’s a question of 30- versus 50-amp service, or what generator one needs, or what hours one can run it. Whatever the specifics, it seems that for a whole lot of people, power is a constant worry.
“So here’s my question: what the heck do you people do to use so much electricity? Even in our old no-solar camper we could easily go two or three nights without power. With the new camper, with only modest solar (190 watts) and run-of-the-mill batteries (180 Ah), in the summer we can go literally forever and in the winter (far less solar and far more use, with the furnace fan, of electricity) we’re still good for two or three days.
“So . . . what? TV sets? Washers and dryers? Microwaves? Those all seem to me like things you could simply do without for a few days, or at least long enough so that powering them up wouldn’t require you to worry about power in a Walmart or a rest stop.
“I’m not being snarky, really, I’m not. I’m just curious. Whadda y’all do with all that juice?”