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Old 02-07-2016, 07:48 PM   #11
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To answer the 2nd part of your question, those of of us that dry camp or boondock and use the furnace, use two or more batteries and have a generator or solar panels to recharge the batteries.

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Old 02-07-2016, 10:11 PM   #12
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The batteries are recharged by generators or solar power for us that boondock camp....we don't know what "shore" power means ;-)

Where you camp depends on how many batteries you will need. Two Group 27 batteries is not enough to boondock in Colorado where overnight temps in the high country are often near freezing during summer. We have four batteries and 400 watts solar in our new camper and that seems to work well and our generator use is cut down to several hours a day instead of the 6-8 needed to recharge the two deeply discharged batteries to 90%...taking them to 100% would have taken forever!

If you are serious about boondock camping consider having at least 300 amp hour of batteries and a plan to recharge them. Solar and a little generator use work best for us. If you can afford more battery capacity then do it. 4 Trojan 6V T105 batteries will get you 450 amp-hrs with 225 of that usable. Usable meaning 225 amp available to avoid going below 50% of battery capacity. Draining battery below 50% greatly reduces battery life.

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