Here we are camping near Lake Havasu, AZ. On top of the roof rack, you can see our 400 watts of solar panels. This powers all our accessories in the van including our halogen hot plate for cooking.
This is another shot of the solar panels at our home in Iowa. Next to the solar panels are the sand ladders. If I get stuck in sand, mud, or snow, I can place those under the rear wheels to (hopefully) drive myself out of any holes I’m in. They also serve as a platform to walk on the roof to check out the view or to clean the solar panels.