Opinions on auxillary battery mounting
I recently won a small inverter (400W) in a raffle, so I thought it might be a nice option to have 120V AC when dry camping (even if it is only for short periods.) The more I'm reading on these forums, the more I want this inverter to have it's own dedicated battery and not have anything to do with the TT's electrical system. So I'd like to mount a second, inverter only battery, with it's own charging system (possibly a combination of solar and a small smart charger when needed.) If this works, I can always bump up to a larger inverter in the future.
The tongue of the TT is pretty jammed with the existing battery, 2 30# propane tanks, and the jack, and I don't really want to mess with any of that (cutting, etc.) Has anyone tried mounting a battery on the rear bumper, in a weatherproof box, and running the wiring back under the TT to wherever it's needed? Just looking for opinions on the battery mounting. The Salem has very little outside storage (it only has one exterior compartment, which is right beneath the master bed and not somewhere I want to mount a battery, not to mention its in a slide.) I don't want a battery mounted inside, even a gel or AGM, so that's out. Back bumper is looking like the best option, plus it wouldn't be hard to run wiring down from a solar panel in the rear. So, let the ideas flow...
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