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Old 02-08-2008, 12:50 AM   #1
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Question Battery Set up and Generator

I am looking for some suggestions on the best battery set up for boondocking and recommendations of a small, lightweight, quiet, and reasonably priced generator. We will be camping a few times a season with out any hook up and for a 4-5 day stretch each time. We would be running a 19Ē LCD t.v., DVD player, furnace fan and lights I have read that 2 6-volt golf cart batteries would provide power longer then the standard 12 volt battery provided with the trailer. I am pretty sure we would drain the batteries in less then 5 days no matter what battery set up we use hence the need for a generator to either run off of and/or to charge the batteries.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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We use A honda eu3000I, I know they are not inexpensive, but if you look on craigslist or classified, you might find a good deal on a used one, I have gotten the generic versions and have taken them all back, on the batterys, we have 2 12volt hooked up, we had to add a triangualr plate in front of the tounge jack so we could add another battery, works great when we dry camp in the Sierras.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:46 PM   #3
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Saw this generator on amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pr_product_top
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I had 2-6 volts on my last trailer. Much more capacity than the factory setup. I never used a genny camping...but I use them at work. I like the Honda's too. We have the 1000, 2000, & 3000. For camping, I'd go 2000 unless you need to run the A/C...then go 3000. Yamaha makes some nice ones too.
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