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Old 03-12-2016, 09:31 PM   #11
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How long can I leave my RV vent fan on at medium speed (#2) before my battery drains to 50%? I am safe to leave the fan on for 6 hours?

I have a 2015 Sunseeker 2300, everything is off except for the standard lights from the chagrin ports, Entertainment console and tv LED light. The fridge is running on LP.

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I've left our Fantastic Fan running on medium and high for days when we dry camp. We have 2 Trojan 6v golf cart batteries and the small amount of power the fan draws has not been a problem for us.
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:13 AM   #12
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Thank you for all your replies.

What kind of interstate batteries do you recommend? And do you run your fan simultaneously with your front cabin (passenger/driver) air conditioning unit? If so do you recommend max air vents?
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:49 AM   #13
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Thank you for all your replies.

What kind of interstate batteries do you recommend? And do you run your fan simultaneously with your front cabin (passenger/driver) air conditioning unit? If so do you recommend max air vents?
Personally...I don't recommend Interstate batteries. They are made by Johnson Controls as are a majority of the batteries on the market. It is my opinion that 2 or 4 6v Golf cart batteries are the only way to go but that's just my personal opinion after over 60 years of towing and camping. Others will have their own opinions I'm sure. I am partial to Trojan Golf cart batteries but there are other brands that are well respected.

For me, dry camping is no different than when I am connected to shore power. I have inverters that supply 110v and a generator that will charge up my batteries when needed. I never have had to worry about power consumption.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:18 AM   #14
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If you install a Trimetric 2030RV you will be able to monitor the state of your batteries at a glance. I find I'm getting more use out of my available amp - hours now.
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Old 03-13-2016, 08:40 AM   #15
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You should be able to run most any rv fridge for 8 hrs on your battery (if it is charged and in good shape when you start)
Probably for one day yes-- if you have the anti-condensation heater on
your fridge it makes a huge difference in battery life. For camping on battery
power you want to shut off or disconnect the heater if you have it.

See this thread for more info- Battery Life
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