Originally Posted by NCBill
Some who havenít camped much equate 12v to boondocking. While we have never boondocked, we dry camp a lot. Iíd estimate it at 90% or more. Many of my favorite state and national parks do not have hookups. At that point, everything is 12v or propane. Using 120v appliances with an inverted just adds a layer of efficiency loss.
Iím at Mt Pisgah CG on the Blue Ridge Parkway right now. No hookups, using my suitcase solar to keep the battery topped off. Portable fan and USB chargers are my two most common uses.
Well, there are times when you might want to run a microwave or other 120v appliances. And that can be nice. I use the microwave anytime I want, other than nighttime. Same with everything else. The solar panels recharge the batteries very quickly, but not at night. So we do watch our 120v usage at night but as soon as the Sun comes out, do whatever you want. Charge whatever you want.