Originally Posted by Happy Vibe
I don't look at it as a tent, I use the lights, fridge, water pump and water heater to take showers. The fresh water tank is in the front so you could offset some of the weight that way.
I'm afraid my typing was not clear in meaning...I did not mean to imply that you used it like a tent.
What I meant was it is POSSIBLE to boondock in an RV and simply use it like a hard tent using no electric.
You were quite clear that you used electric...but it must be a mimimal amount because even in 10 days of sunshine ...putting in solar 15 amp hours a day = 150 amp hours input.
You also said the battery did not drop below 85% which means at most, you only used at most 15 amp hours of your initial battery charge...Thus I am led to believe that you lived for 10 days boondocking using 165 amp hours or 16.5 amp hours a day.
This too is entirely possible since you seem mostly to use electric for a little lighting (Leds perhaps?) and running the water pump...and I assume the fridge and water heater are gas powered.
Others will use more than that .. As an example...the laptop I'm typing on will use roughly 6amphours for each hour of use. Watching a movie on it will equal your entire days use! When I was living aboard my boat at anchor using solar and wind supplemented by genny...I used 150 amp hours a day...about 70 of which went to the electric fridge.
Anyway... looks like you boon it with minimal electric use quite comfortably...just making the point that it takes all kinds and GP clearly was asking for more amphours to meet HIS needs. Sorry for not being more clear.