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Old 08-31-2015, 12:00 PM   #1
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Battery power what to do

Being a newbie and heading out for my second trip I've installed for 6 volt Interstate Batteries because I have a residential refrigerator and an inverter can I run my electric suburban water heater and refrigerated with inverter while traveling and hooked up to my pickup thanks in advance for any help and suggestions I have a 38 CK Cedar Creek by Forest River
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:24 PM   #2
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:27 PM   #3
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Are you saying you have done all this and giving as a tip to others? Or are you saying you want to do all this and wondering how it would work?

If you are asking how to wire 4 then you would need to do a Series/Parallel combo wire. Meaning you need to wire 2 sets (banks) in series and then wire those sets (banks) in parallel. This will double the voltage (to 12v) and the capacity.

Just not quite sure what you are asking/saying.
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:28 PM   #4
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Being a newbie and heading out for my second trip I've installed for 6 volt Interstate Batteries because I have a residential refrigerator and an inverter can I run my electric suburban water heater and refrigerated with inverter while traveling and hooked up to my pickup thanks in advance for any help and suggestions I have a 38 CK Cedar Creek by Forest River
Do you have solar to replenish those batteries?

Electric water heater is at least 1000 watts.

I would advise propane for water heater to allow fridge to have your batteries for a longer period.

Also, once you heat up the water, the tank is insulated and it will stay hot for quite a while.

Good luck on the trip!
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Being a newbie and heading out for my second trip I've installed for 6 volt Interstate Batteries because I have a residential refrigerator and an inverter can I run my electric suburban water heater and refrigerated with inverter while traveling and hooked up to my pickup thanks in advance for any help and suggestions I have a 38 CK Cedar Creek by Forest River
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The capital key is also not working. I don't know why people have decided to not use proper grammer and punctuation anymore. It really helps to make the written word understandable. I'm betting he has an iPhone.
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Don't run your water heater while traveling to your campsite. If you need hot water while on the road or boondocking, use your propane to heat the water, not the inverter. The water heater uses too much energy on AC unless you are plugged in at your campsite.


You should be fine traveling with your refer running on the inverter if you start out each day with fully charged batteries and your TV charging the battery while underway. Someone with a setup similar to your will have to advise you on how long you can run without connecting to AC power but I would expect more than day.
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Do you have solar to replenish those batteries?

Electric water heater is at least 1000 watts.

I would advise propane for water heater to allow fridge to have your batteries for a longer period.

Also, once you heat up the water, the tank is insulated and it will stay hot for quite a while.

Good luck on the trip!
I concur No WAY your batteries will hold up well on Electric Water Heater--
EVER. The electric Frig lets you stay off Propane while traveling which many think is good fire safety but you do not need the hot water on all the time and on batteries the WH will kill the batteries in about one third the time it would take for the Frig alone to kill them. Heat with Propane unless you are on a good hook up

And NO I DO NOT HAVE HIGH Confidence in the Automotive Generator to replace high battery use during travel
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Water heater draws 9 to 13 amps on electric.
Good luck with that considering you want to run the fridge to! Lol
If you must run water heater during travel then I'd put it in gas mode.

Only way this would be reasonably possible is if wh was already to temp.

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I concur No WAY your batteries will hold up well on Electric Water Heater--
EVER. The electric Frig lets you stay off Propane while traveling which many think is good fire safety.......
OP has a residential fridge so propane is not an option. For water heater it is an option so I would definitely stay on propane there unless shore power is an option.
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