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Old 05-18-2015, 11:32 PM   #11
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We take a couple solar lights and battery puk lights to help. Also, unplug the kids tv and overhead bunk TV. They have a constant pull of power. The stereo too, but we've not found an easy way to unhook it.


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Old 05-19-2015, 07:12 AM   #12
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Maybe you could find which fuse in the 12 volt panel feeds the stereo and pull it. Of course, it may also feed something you don't want to disable.
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Old 05-19-2015, 09:07 AM   #13
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Good thought, Rambler Guy. I also read where one person put a switch on the power wires to the stereo and TV to be able to shut it down. I will check the fuse out for sure.


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Old 05-19-2015, 09:27 PM   #14
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We dry camp a lot and didn't have much luck with 12V batteries. Charging them with tow vehicle didn't help a lot but helped enough to keep the fridge running and to keep the C02 detector from beeping. We now have 2 6V in series and its so much better. Just got a new Flagstaff with LED interior lights. Got 100 watt Renology solar panels and haven't been camping yet but have been experimenting with them. Radio and a couple of LED lights on 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm,fridge on all day and night and batteries at 12.26 in morning.
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Old 05-19-2015, 11:12 PM   #15
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One of the biggest power hogs when dry camping is the heater strip in the refrigerator door which draws around 24A/day. When we are dry camping, I disconnect the fridge light and heater strip (same circuit) at the refrigerator control panel. The clrcuit is plainly labelled on the control panel.

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Old 05-20-2015, 10:05 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the replies. Just pulled the RV out of storage last night and I am starting to get excited for this weekend
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:12 PM   #17
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This morning I checked the campground reservation website and an electric site opened up and I changed my reservation.

Thanks again for all the tips. I know I will be camping without hookups later this fall, just not this weekend.
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