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Old 09-01-2013, 08:58 PM   #21
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I would suggest you also change some of the main use light bulbs to LED's. That will save you a ton of battery juice - they use about 90% less power. Might want to get two 6 volt batteries if you have the room in a separate battery bank and consider a solar panel as well. Take your time and see what works for you guys.
I have been considering the LED lights.

2 6 volt or can I daisy chain 2 12 volt? Is one way better than the other?
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:09 PM   #22
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You can set up two 12 volts and/or 2 6 volt batteries or both in separate banks with a switch to control them. Lots of options to consider but basically the 2- 6 volt option gives you more power. I would charge your original battery and see of it is good then add it to your system. And I would get a battery tender which is a 4 stage charger to really charge your batteries before you start out next time.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:25 AM   #23
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Out of water already...thinking maybe I am doing something wrong when I fill up because we have barley used any or we are going through it faster than I realize.

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I had a similar experience my first time dry camping with DW and stepson. We used all of our fresh water the first day. I couldn't believe it and thought something was wrong lol. Now we carry a 6 gallon to refill the fresh tank and a 12 gallon tote that we use to "dump" the grey tank each morning. We also had to change our water use habits to be more conservative.
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:36 AM   #24
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Yep, it is. And unfortunately you cannot access that 6 gallons in the hot water tank once the main tank is dry. No water to push it through. So, it is really very misleading . . . . perhaps dishonest.
+1 to that. The specs for our TT say 42 gallon fresh capacity. However, the placard on the TT lists the weight of a full tank as 300 lbs. I did the math... 300 lbs at 8.3 lbs per gallon is only 36 gallons. I couldn't figure where the "extra" 6 gallons were until after reading this thread. I guess they "hide" 6 gallons in the hot water tank on the spec sheet.
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