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Old 10-20-2015, 01:30 PM   #21
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eight hours and it couldn't be heard inside my aframe
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Old 10-21-2015, 02:17 AM   #22
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Four hours with the generator running? Were you ready to kill yourself afterwards!

Solar baby! You'll feel better!
Oh hell if you are talking to me YES four hours of generator to feed incandescent lighting abuse, in an ignorantly planned one battery system THAT MADE ME crazy. THAT WAS A BORROWED TOY HAULER .and even in that one I bought it a second battery and learned to put in on my own battery charger overnight, before I used it the second time.

In our Trailer I am all about the solar, the LEDS, power management and battery management. IF the Gen is on for four hours it is because we are dying and I have to have the AC for four hours
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:14 PM   #23
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Something I haven't seen but would like to mention. Do not move the trailer with the trailer battery dead! If, God forbid, your trailer were to break lose the electric breaks will not work. They need thhe trailer battery to work when the emergency cable release is pulled. Once your trailer becomes disconnected from your TV the only power the brakes would have would come from the trailer battery.


It is not worth the chance, charge the battery before going anywhere.




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Old 10-21-2015, 12:17 PM   #24
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Something I haven't seen but would like to mention. Do not move the trailer with the trailer battery dead! If, God forbid, your trailer were to break lose the electric breaks will not work. They need thhe trailer battery to work when the emergency cable release is pulled. Once your trailer becomes disconnected from your TV the only power the brakes would have would come from the trailer battery.


It is not worth the chance, charge the battery before going anywhere.




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And "technically" illegal to have a non functioning breakaway system.

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Battery on TT dead

Interstate batteries pictured must be 12v batteries. You would get more bang for your buck by wiring them together in parallel. This gives you 12v at twice the amp hours.
If I misinterpreted your picture, forgive me.
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And "technically" illegal to have a non functioning breakaway system.

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True, but the reason I mentioned it is because many do not realize this. They think as long as they hook to the tv they are good to go.

Been seeing a lot of posts lately about dead batteries so want to make sure members are aware of this.

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I agree, which is why I quoted you


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