Last Updated on April 13, 2023 by Christina
Lithium power systems with solar panels have been a popular power choice for camper vans for years. With campgrounds filling up more and more every year, solar and lithium-powered RVs give you the ability to disconnect and enjoy the freedom to roam. These robust systems give you the ability to boondock, stealth camp and make the most of campsites with limited amenities. Additionally, if you’re going to visit family or travel to your second home, having solar and lithium is great for overnight pit stops on the way.
Every year technology in the RV world advances. Solar panels and lithium batteries continue to improve allowing you to stay off the grid longer without the need for traditional power systems or noisy generators. No more worrying about battery life every day or using a loud generator that keeps you up all night. Let solar panels trickle charge to keep your lithium batteries topped off so you can camp off the grid longer. Solar and lithium battery systems also save space and weight in your RV, which is great for these compact homes on wheels.
More RV owners want alternative power options and manufacturers are paying attention. You’ll find many Class B motorhomes with remote power systems installed by the manufacturer at General RV dealerships. Check out the top 10 solar and lithium-powered camper vans you can buy right now!
Thor Sanctuary Camper Van (19L and 19P)
Built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 4×4 chassis, the Thor Sanctuary 19L and 19P are perfect for off-grid adventures. The Re(Li)able Power Pack electrical system includes a 400Ah lithium battery and a 200-watt solar panel. There is also a 3,000-watt pure sine inverter to power your AC appliances including your TV, air conditioning unit and more.
The Sanctuary 19L and 19P come packed with amenities that are great for boondocking including a mounted LED light bar with a cover to help you travel to your next destination at night. The Sanctuary models also have the Winegard ConnecT 2.0 4G/Wi-Fi/ Digital TV antenna to make sure you have a reliable connection wherever you go.
Thor Sequence Camper Van (20A and 20K)
The Thor Sequence line is built on the RAM Promaster 3500 XT window van chassis and powered by a fuel-efficient V-6 engine. The gas powered camper van is an easy to drive, economic option without compromising on space and power. Both the 20A and 20K come with dual 100 amp hour lithium house batteries, a solar charge converter with 190 watt solar panel and a 3,000 watt inverter. You can also expand your system with the optional 800 amp hour Re(Li)able renewable battery system.
The Sequence 20A and 20K comes equipped with a Rapid Camp+ multiplex wiring system which allows you to control each of the electrical functions in your coach. The feature makes setting up camp as easy as pushing a button, which means you, can focus on relaxing and adventuring in the great outdoors. Thanks to the Thule LED power awning you will be able to keep the party going long after sunset.
Entegra Ethos Li Camper Van (20TL, 20DL and 20AL)
The Entegra Ethos Li 20TL, 20DL and 20AL are built on the RAM ProMaster 25000 chassis that is perfect for going off-grid. These camper vans have a 48 volt – 210-amp hour lithium battery that provides 10-kilowatt hours of power. The solar system includes roof-mounted 200-watt solar panels that will provide off-grid capabilities. There is also a 3,500-watt inverter for your AC appliances.
The Ethos Li has Winegard ConnecT 2.0 46/Wi-Fi/digital RV antenna to keep you connected in remote places with spotty service. The Aqua View Showermi$er water management system allows you to conserve water when you want a hot shower by cycling water back into the system until it is the perfect temperature. This means you are not wasting fresh water while you wait for it to heat up, an amazing benefit for boondockers.
Entegra Coach Launch Camper Van (19Y)
The Entegra Coach Launch 19Y is an extremely capable diesel camper van perfect for the ultimate adventure. It is built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis. The 4×4 chassis comes with on-demand, four-wheel drive and all-terrain tires for adventure without compromise. The camper van’s lithium battery system boasts 210 amp hours for a 10.2 kilowatt-hour stored power and 200 watts of roof-mounted solar panels to keep your system topped off during the day. The Launch also has a 3500-watt inverter.
This camper van is capable of fitting all your gear with ease. The rear bed is on a power lift system with a gear garage below. You can store bikes, kayaks or other large gear. There is also an onboard air compressor to fill your tires if the trails take a toll on your gear.
The wet bath of the Launch has the Aqua View Showermi$er system to conserve your water. There are also removable bamboo shelves in the wet bath for extra storage when not in use. The kitchen has a portable induction cooktop so you have more countertop space. Cook your meals inside or prepare them outdoors on the flip-down table when the weather is nicer.
Coachmen RV Galleria Camper Van (24Q)
The Coachmen RV Galleria 24Q is built on the Mercedes-Benz 35000 chassis and offers a luxurious boondocking experience. The diesel camper van’s lithium system has 630 amp-hours and three 110-watt solar panels to keep your batteries charged longer. Models also have the option for four-wheel drive to take their camping trip off-road with confidence.
All models have a 27-gallon freshwater tank so you have plenty of water for your adventures. The wet bath also uses the Aqua View Showermi$er system to prevent unnecessary water waste in the shower. For adventures with an unreliable internet connection, the SkyPro by Wi-Fi Ranger is a great feature to keep you connected.
Winnebago Revel Camper Van
Winnebago’s Revel was specifically designed for outdoor adventures. Built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, this diesel motorhome has on-demand four-wheel drive. The lithium battery system includes two 125-amp-hour lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries that are charged via solar, shore power or the dedicated second alternator. Plus it comes with a 2,000-watt inverter for your AC appliances.
Adventurous boondockers can bring along their favorite toys thanks to the power lift bed with a gear garage below. You can easily store your large gear with the six removable cargo tie-down anchors. RVers can also take advantage of the roof rack for any bigger equipment.
Winnebago Travato Camper Van (59G and 59GL)
The Travato by Winnebago comes in two models with lithium and solar power. Both the 59G and the 59GL have the Pure3 Advanced Energy system that provides over 9,000 watt-hours of power and 215-watt solar panels. There are also plugs for additional solar panels on the roof so you can stay off the grid longer. The lithium power system also has a Bluetooth control module so you can always know how much power you have in your RV.
The Travoto 59G and 59GL are engineered for extended-season camping with efficient heating and cooling systems, extensive insulation and dual-pane acrylic insulated windows. It also comes equipped with above-floor waterlines and heated tanks to prevent freezing.
Grech RV Strada Lounge Camper Van
Grech RV’s Strada Lounge is great diesel option for travelers. The camper van is built on the Mercedez-Benz Sprinter 3500 Extended chassis The camper van’s powers system includes two 100 amp hour batteries and a Zamp 300 watt solar panel. There is also a 2,000=watt inverter to keep your essential appliances powered when you travel off the beaten path.
The Strada line is the perfect balance between functionality and luxury. The VB Air suspension system provides the smoothest and most luxurious possible ride. The interior has high-end amenities including a galley with a quartz countertop and Swiss Chrono hardwood cabinets. Enjoy an extended camping season thanks to the diesel powered Timberline system that offers a tankless hot water heater, furnace and heating.
Grech Terreno-ion Tour Camper Van
The Terreno-ion Tour manages to fit luxury and off-grid capabilities into one camper van. The Tour comes with the Lithium-ion Power package, which includes Lithionics lithium batteries that provide 1,260 amp-hours for 16,128 watt-hours of power. Grech boasts that the AC will run for up to 10 hours on battery power alone! The Zamp Solar system comes with a dual charger and provides 300 watts of solar power and a 3,000-watt inverter.
The Terreno-ion Tour is built on the Mercedes-Benz 3500XD chassis with air suspension for a smooth and luxurious ride. You also don’t need to worry about propane usage with the Terreno-ion. This camper van features the Timberline diesel fuel-fired heating system that allows for continuous hot water and heat for those chilly camping nights.
Grech Turismo-ion Camper Van
The Turismo-ion from Grech RV is another luxurious Class B diesel. It is built on the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 chassis and comes in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. This camper van comes standard with a Lithium-ion Power package, which includes the Lithionics battery system that has 1,260 amp-hours for over 16,128 watt-hours of power. The power system comes with the Zamp solar system that has 200-watts of solar power and dual charger. There is also a 3,000-watt inverter for your AC appliances.
Never worry about propane in the Grech Turismo-ion. The hot water and heating system runs off the diesel-powered Timberline system. The kitchen has a dual-burner induction cooktop and features a combo microwave/convection/air fryer so you can easily cook meals with one appliance.
Find Your Perfect Solar and Lithium Powered Camper Vans
If you are looking to take your adventures to the next level, then solar and lithium-powered options may be perfect for you. The B van experts at General RV can help answer all your questions. Our online showroom is always open, and our internet sales specialists can answer all your questions via text or chat. Prefer to explore in person? Visit one of our RV dealers near you today.
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