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Old 04-22-2013, 10:20 PM   #11
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Where will you be camping with no power? There are many different places to stay between Toronto and Halifax and they all have power. Sounds as if the trailer is a small PUP with no brakes. The fridge might be a manual start. If it is you will not need battery power to operate it. If the trailer does not have brakes you might have to replace the plug that attaches the trailer to the TV. It might only have a 4 pin plug on it. the TV would also have to be wired to supply power to the trailer. There is a lot of information that we do not know. It might not be as simple as purchasing a battery and putting it in place.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #12
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You really want "deep cycle" over "marine" batteries. Marine are part starting and part storage, see the following excerpt of the two designs.

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Basic Battery Design
  • Four types of battery designs are determined by the thickness of the lead plates. Less expensive thin plates provide higher cranking power. More expensive thicker plates have reduced cranking power, but will run other equipment longer. The thicker the plates, the more the battery can be discharged without damage. By rule of thumb, "auto" or "starting" batteries have the thinnest plates, and highly expensive (and heavier) deep cycle industrial batteries have the thickest plates. "Marine" and "hybrid" batteries have plate thicknesses somewhere in the middle.

Read more: Marin Marine Battery Vs. Deep Cycle Battery | eHow.com
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:39 PM   #13
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Get a deep cycle 27 series I think a Interstate would be find.But what I found out about using your lights it will run them down.if you can get a generator and charge it through the day a few hrs then you will be alright .You will need it for the frig.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:57 PM   #14
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This is a very light pop up with a GVWR of 2100 pounds. I think trailer brakes are not required; so no break away issue.

Measure your planned install location and buy the largest form factor Deep Discharge battery that will fit.

Plan on buying a small generator and a dedicated charger to maintain it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:43 PM   #15
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I'm beginning to think one needs to be an electrician to camp properly.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:54 AM   #16
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I'm beginning to think one needs to be an electrician to camp properly.


You don't need to be a Television Broadcast Engineer to watch Television.

However, if you want to get the best picture possible in every situation you might need to know a little bit more about how it works than the average couch potato.
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