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Old 11-27-2013, 12:21 AM   #11
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:27 AM   #12
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I would suggest two deep cell batteries around 200+ Ah's each and bring along a generator.
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are you actually going to be "boondocking" or at a campground that doesn't have hookups, which is "dry camping"? makes a difference in generator recommendations.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:03 AM   #13
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:11 AM   #14
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Just go & see what happens. When your run out of power, go home. Make a change, maybe that outside light to an LED & try it again. Keep making changes until you get it the way you want. Pretty soon you will be up to a week at a time with out power, water or sewer. Besides,it is just a good excuse to go camping.

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Old 11-27-2013, 07:54 AM   #15
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I would suggest two deep cell batteries around 200+ Ah's each and bring along a generator.
Radio all day can be a real drain on your batteries. I am with Batts-toy here; but weight of two giant batteries may be too much for your rig.

A smaller bank of 150-200AH total and a small generator with dedicated battery charger would be better for your situation.
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Just go & see what happens. When your run out of power, go home.
I understand what you're saying, but not everyone will. I knew a guy that just ran his batteries down until the lights started to dim and that's when he called it done. He replaced his batteries once a year and thought that was normal.

I would suggest, if going this route, to take a multimeter with you and check the voltage once a day to get a feel for it. Check it when there hasn't been a load on it for a few hours, maybe after a little trek away from the camper, and when it hits....say 12.25V call it done. It's not the most accurate way to check, but probably the easiest way to get a feel for it. Better idea yet, is to try that at the house and see just how much of a hit they take before you actually try it for real.
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Old 11-28-2013, 04:56 PM   #17
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Better idea yet, is to try that at the house and see just how much of a hit they take before you actually try it for real.
That is a really good idea & thanks for the clarification. I certainly would not want him to drain the battery until no lights came on.
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K so extra battery, LED lights, Mr Heater for cold nights( because the furnace fan sucks the juice out of batteries and loud!) Maybe a small generator for charging batteries! OR a bigger generator for running everything! So bigger generator? I would want a quiet one. Probably a Honda or Yamaha inverter? How big to run everything? And how big to run everything but the Air con?
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I go for a week at a time with a wife and two to three girls , I run led's inside and out two deep cell 31T lifeline batts.with a 150w solar panel. I also run a CPAP machine all night no problem
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I have a Honda 2000 which is nice but been hearing a lot of chatter about this champion:

Champion Power Equipment 73536i 2,000 Watt 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (CARB Compliant)
http://amzn.com/B0041K09D8

Looks like there is a reconditioned one available for half the price.
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