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So I've watched all I can and read all I could. Saw many packages on Amazon and I think I've pieced it all together. I need confirmation from those of you who are experts or had experience with solar setups. All of my camping are dry camping. Usually 2-7 days, non-mobile.

Please advise on which route I should take and if what I've chosen is optimal and can sustain me for my type of camping.

Setup #1 - probably the easiest/cheapest.
-Odyssey pc2150 (I have a brand new one sitting around)
-Odyssey OBC-20A portable charger
-2000 watt Champion inverter generator
-Blue Sea Systems fuse block
-Ampper battery kill switch
-6 gang rocker switch

Setup #2
-Odyssey pc2150
-2x BougeRV 170 watts monocrystalline solar panels
-Victron SmartSolar 100/50 MPPT charge controller
-Aims power 2500 watt inverter charger
-Blue Sea Systems fuse block
-Ampper battery kill switch
-6 gang rocker switch

Setup will be used to power a Snomaster lp96 fridge, Camp Chef Triton water heater, Seaflo water pump, and miscellaneous items such as charging phones, lamps, etc...

Btw, this setup will be going into a 4x6 off-road utility trailer.

Thoughts?


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I use a 4thD sole 165 and it keeps my Snomaster 56d going 24/7 365.

Large side of the fridge at 33 degrees and small side at 5.

I run lights under the awning and in the tent, charge 2 full frame cameras, phones, drone. And I have a shower pump. Panel is typically flat. Setup (fixed to tent) it really collects the power.
 

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Definitely go with the MPPT charge controller. It just makes sense to extract as much as you can when the sun is out.
 

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Well here it is guys. Decided to keep it simple which means I am going to be running a 2000 watts inverter generator as needed. The water tank and water heater still isn't installed yet, but that's the only thing left. Here are some pictures.


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New FJ owner and I was looking into this mod as well and then the light went on. I have a Goal Zero Yeti 400 Portable Power Station
I bought at Costco years ago for a trip with my Grandson to Yellowstone. I needed this to run my CPAP machine at night while sleeping. These systems are rugged, expandable and if you have any issues and you find at a local Costco, they will always take it back! I had bought both the 400 & the 1000 but after a year decided I really didn't utilize the larger unit and Costco took it back no problem...Now they offer the models with Lithium batteries & WiFi, making the Yeti400 very light weight.
Portable Power Stations & Solar Storage Batteries | Goal Zero
 

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My older Yeti400 is not Lithium and is heavy, inputs for AC, Solar & DC, outputs for all your devices. I also have their lanterns and boom box, very good products. I think I'll just install a couple DC ports, one at rear of the FJ and the other at the center console, this way I can leave the unit on the floor of the rear seat area.
 

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