So, quick question for the group again, sorry just learning lots here. Anyway, something is draining the battery in my Palomino 1251 and I don't know what I should do or best practices here but the rig was rocking and rolling for about a 5 hour drive and have been hooked up to my house AC power for the week before with the fridge on and running, switched to DC power on the fridge for the drive and then got to our spot, and turned the fridge off for the night just to try and conserve battery but wake up in the morning and the low battery beep is blaring in the Carbon Monoxide detector.
I am wondering is my fridge running that much power down if it is on DC? Should I be running it mainly on propane? Just wondering how much I need to prepare when heading out on the road.
I then started the truck and it charged just a bit ran for about 20 min at idle and stopped the beeping. Needless to say I didn't run the fridge on DC anymore. But then I took off and began to drive home, turned the fridge back to DC power while driving, when about an hour and a half and then stopped for lunch and sure enough the low batter is beeping again right after turning the truck off.
Here is the long and short:
-What is the best way to use the fridge?
-What is the length of use for the truck camper to run without needing to be charged, so how many days in the backcountry? 1/2?
-Does the heater pull a lot of energy? I used it only once but maybe that is it?
Just a bit bummed as I was hoping that this would last me a weekend two night before needing to plug in. I have nothing else really going on, no water heater or anything just wanting some cold beers and enough propane to cook a couple meals! haha!
Any advice would be AWESOME!
Thanks for all the help!