Part 3 – Batteries RVs typically use deep cycle, valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries that can be regularly discharged and recharged. There are two types of VRLA batteries—  gel and absorbed glass mat (AGM)—with the latter being more popular. AGM batteries offer many advantages to the RVer. They are sealed, do not spill or vent gas,

Part 2 – Solar Panels How they work. Solar panels are made up of individual solar cells that convert sunlight into energy. That energy comes in the form of direct current (DC) electricity, which is used to charge and replenish your RV’s batteries. Typically, several panels are joined together, creating a ‘solar array.’ What to