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Motorhoming in France in 2018?

Motorhoming in France is about pretty villages and towns, wonderful food and wine, long sandy beaches, forests, mountains, winding rivers, in fact just about everything you could wish for in a holiday. It’s all on our doorstep and easy to do. It’s definitely worth trying for a week or two and I guarantee you’ll be […]

How to chill-out properly in your motorhome.

For many of us, getting away from it all at the weekends is something we look forward to between busy work schedules. For others, especially those that are retired, the weekend can often be stretched out to three or four days. Making the most of this valuable time away in the van depends on reasonable […]

The MPPT charge controller. Will it improve your solar panel system?

There has been a lot of discussion on-line about MPPT solar panel charge controllers. Will they improve the charge in your battery? Are they good value for money? We have been looking closely at the differences between PWM and MPPT charge controllers. Our special interest is in 12 volt solar panel systems, as used on motorhomes, […]

Towpath Talk and SunWorks free solar panel kit. Competition result!

The Result! Who won the free solar panel kit?? Congratulations to the lucky winner of the SunWorks 50 watt free solar panel kit. But don’t worry if you didn’t win this time! SunWorks run several competitions throughout the year so there will be more chances to win solar panels, charge controllers and other accessories for your motorhome, […]

Win this high-spec’ portable solar panel for your Motorhome, Boat or Caravan. Last few weeks of our free-to-enter competition.

We are giving away this fabulous SunWorks 50 watt portable solar panel! Perfect for charging the 12 volt batteries in your caravan, motorhome or boat. Worth nearly £200, this 50 watt solar panel has a fold out stand made from sturdy aluminium sections riveted together for strength and reliability. Simply fold out the stand and […]

Solar panel installation: A little technical help for motorhome, boat and caravan owners. Part 3

A few notes for anyone considering a solar panel installation on a motorhome, boat or caravan. We discussed the various types of solar panel installation that can be used on motorhomes, boats and caravans, in the first part of this article. In the second part we looked the most important part of your solar panel system, […]

Solar panels: A little technical help for motorhome, boat and caravan owners. Part 2

A few notes for those of you who would like a little more information about installing solar panels and solar panel charge controllers on a motorhome, yacht, narrowboat or caravan. In the first part of this series, we discussed the various types of solar panel that can be used on motorhomes, boats, yachts, narrowboats and […]

Solar panels: A little technical help for motorhome, boat and caravan owners. Part 1

A few notes for those of you who would like a little more information about installing solar panels and charge controllers on a motorhome, boat or caravan. These straightforward notes cover the best types of solar panels to use and also provide information on solar panel charge controllers and and all of the other components […]

Competition: Win a SunWorks Portable Solar Panel

Win this fabulous SunWorks 50 watt portable solar panel. Perfect for charging the 12 volt batteries in your caravan, motorhome or boat. Worth nearly £200, this 50 watt portable solar panel has a fold out stand made from sturdy aluminium sections riveted together for strength and reliability. Simply fold out the stand and clip the […]

Semi flexible solar panels reach super efficiency

Semi flexible solar panels reach super efficiency SunWorks semi flexible solar panels can be fitted to a curved surface such as a motorhome roof or the deck of a yacht. These semi flexible solar panels use Sunpower back-contact cells for exceptionally high output power.  Sunpower’s remarkable solar cells boast an output efficiency well over 20%. […]