The transition to the Northwest also has made some kind-of-weather-related changes for us. The Northwest's famous (infamous?) rain makes for the growth of beautiful trees. And that's great on a hot summer day -- natural shade makers. But if your rig is equipped with solar panels, those shade producing trees also become solar power killers. What can you do to take advantage of the forest without killing off your power?
On arriving at your designated woodsy camping area, you'll have to make your best guess as to what site, or location, to call home. Will you get a few hours of direct sun on your rooftop? Will it be enough? If you'll be staying in the spot for days, you may want not to "sink in your roots" too deeply the first day. Maybe leave the tow vehicle hitched up if you're a trailer user, so you can reposition your rig after you've seen a day's cycle of sunlight.
Other boondockers have set up their solar panels so they can actually remove them from the roof, and set them up at ground level on a temporary frame work. That way, they can park their rig in the shade of the woods, and set the panels up in an adjacent sunny spot. Of course, to accomplish this trick, you'll need to size the wire gauge of your connecting cables to handle the distance from panels to rig without a big voltage drop.
We see some of the enjoyment in RVing is the challenge of overcoming obstacles. Squeezing as many watts out of a shady campsite can be one of them.