****, I was always told "Bigger is better"The origional post asked the question " How Much Solar is Enough?” not “How Much Solar Can you Fit”. Thanks afox as I have waited for someone to state that most of us have built systems far in excess of our needs due to ignorance as you suggest and out of our common desire to “have a bigger one” or “have more”, or “someday I might” or whatever.
I have a great 1995 Miata M edition in Merlot paint. I just saw a 2001 Porsche Boxster S edition in silver with 100 more HP than the Miata and almost bought it but at the last minute I applied a bit of reason and will not succumb to any of those desires. One could ask "How much HP is enough?”
BTW if you always wanted an S Edition it’s yours: https://nh.craigslist.org/cto/d/2001-porche-boxster/6672131313.html
Have you found that you need the solar when the van is parked in a shady spot? My thought is that I need the power the most (mainly for the fridge) when its hot and sunny, which coincidentally is when the solar output is best.But now RD & Jack, not to mention Mrs RD, are "hip"