Will My Amazing New Solar Generator Be My Boondocking Secret Weapon?

I’ve got a new gadget! I’m excited about my new solar generator. More about that later.

I’ve been nose to the grindstone planning and preparing for my upcoming fall trip to multiple National Parks.

solar generator

My plan is to see how little I can spend on RV parks by boondocking and dry camping at Harvest Hosts locations along the way. I leave in three weeks. Fall is coming fast. The leaves are turning and it’s been down to 45 degrees a couple of nights recently.

Boondocking is going to be a whole new experience for me. Last fall in Wyoming I was not successful in finding a dispersed spot so I pulled into a Forest Service Campground with no hookups. In other words, I was dry camping. It’s basically the same thing but when boondocking you’re not in an actual campground.

From the beginning of my RV travel, I have dreamed about parking my rig along a river or lake or on a bluff overlooking a beautiful view in the middle of nowhere and just enjoying the quiet and nature. The photo below is on the edge of Badlands National Park in South Dakota. I’m planning to boondock there next month.

But let’s be honest here. I’m a comfort girl and I like my gadgets and whatever form of entertainment suits me at any given time. How will I manage to do without those things?

Enter the magical box of power. I did a lot of research about power and how to stay connected and happy while off-grid. One thing came up a lot; portable power stations or solar generators. I did some reading and YouTube video watching and decided one of these would be incredibly helpful in no-power situations.

I finally settled on the AIMTOM 540Wh Portable Power Station, Lithium Battery Pack.

Why did I choose this solar generator out of the hundreds of available options? Have a seat and I’ll tell you.

  • Very large capacity at 540-watt hours.
  • Lightweight at only 11 pounds.
  • Multiple types of jacks including 110 AC, 12 Volt DC, USB, and, USB C, which can be used at the same time.
  • Multiple charging options including solar, AC, generator, and 12 Volt DC.
  • Solid reviews at 4.5 out of 5 stars.
  • Solar, car, and AC charging cables included.

I’ve done some limited testing. I fully charged it when I received it. Since then I have charged my cell phone, Murphy’s e-collar and, slept two nights with my c-pap machine plugged in for 8+ hours. The charge level is at 65% after all that. I’m impressed.

I’ll be able to keep my rechargeable blender, electronic devices, etc. charged. I can also use it to run my cell booster and my wifi device which will allow me to stream videos, etc. I’m really looking forward to seeing what I can do with this magical solar generator. If you’d like to scoop one up follow this link. AIMTOM 540Wh Portable Power Station, Lithium Battery Pack.

Of course, there is always a lot to do when you’re preparing to travel for months at a time. I’m making sure Bridget my Airstream and Max my truck are ready to go. I’m working my way through four lists and making good progress.

Murphy and Lambchop are ready to go.

It’s also time for Murphy and I to see our medical professionals. It’s different this year. Murphy’s appointment will be a curbside drop-off to the vet tech while I wait in the parking lot. My visit was a video call. I hope they figure out how to do lab work via video call soon.

You might also like, How to Boondock and Dry Camp Successfully.

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