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Old 04-20-2015, 12:09 PM   #1
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Soliciting comments re supplemental power

Am trying to get acquainted with what I call "fancy camping". Intend to do several days of dry camping using only lights and water pump and want to be sure to have enough reserve in battery to close slide when done. Am considering: 1) adding a second group 24 battery or 2) getting a Zamp 40 watt (not space to store 80 watt) portable solar panel.

Does anyone out there have experience with this and can suggest which of these options is preferable? Thanks for any help you can offer.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:31 PM   #2
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If you want to (be sure) take a Small Gen.along! Youroo!!
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:10 PM   #3
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Thanks for the hit, YouRoo
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:33 PM   #4
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If you don't have a gen, take a set of jumper cables. Run your truck and hook up the cables to the camper batt and charge it up full charging power for a few minutes to keep it topped off. When you run your slide in, have the truck plugged in and running to give more boost to your camper batt.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:56 PM   #5
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Thanks Brother Les. Good sugestion and one which I can do easily.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:46 PM   #6
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Just hooking up my camper to my tow vehicle slowly charges my battery but gives me full 12V power when my truck is turned on. This may be the easiest way for you as well.


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Old 04-21-2015, 11:49 AM   #7
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Hi Neighbor, sounds good. Thanks
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:35 PM   #8
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We did a more costly version.

We extended the back bumper and had a custom built Generator Box made to fit our Yamaha 2400. Just have to open the door and start it up.

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We did a more costly version.

We extended the back bumper and had a custom built Generator Box made to fit our Yamaha 2400. Just have to open the door and start it up.

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Pleases realize that the OP has a Rpod, not a 5th wheel.
So such a setup isn't possible on a Rpod.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:36 PM   #10
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Thanks to both if you for the replies. Tell me, how do you guys get your units off the islands? See you on the ferry.
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