Originally Posted by EvnEm
.........unless you guys talk me out of it!
I just finished reading all 29 pages of the other 6v thread and think that's the way to go.....I think.
Let me first say that I'm a new owner of a 2015 Clipper 17FQ. I've only had it out once so far and had shore power, so no problem there. I'm planning some more rustic camping trips soon and want to be able to heat some water for showers, fridge etc. Just the basics really, except I want to run a CPAP at night too. That, of course means I need to install an inverter(which one?) since my WFCO converter doesn't do that. Will the WFCO charge 2 golf cart batts ok when connected to shore? I just bought the Renogy 100w solar system too. Will that charge those batts ok? Or is all of this just overkill for the couple few times I camp without shore power each year? I appreciate any advice or opinions before I start laying out more cash! (though the tinkerer inside me says to go ahead and do it anyway
First. Six v batteries. Probably the most storage you can get on the standard rails. Recently did ours on brand new 2017 Sandstorm 250 SLC and had to trim the handles off both boxes to get them to fit. Easy job.
Is the 100 going on the roof, or on a long wire?
Flat on the roof will produce barely more than half as much output as pointed perpendicular to the Sun and moved every hour . We opt for 200 on roof. Less trouble and nearly theft proof.
One panel may not keep up with the CPAP if you need the humidifier/heater. Forget the inverter if you can get the 12v power cord that I have gotten for two different machines you avoid the efficiency loss of both inverter and power pack.
I only run our 2000 watt pure sine inverter when it is needed. It's no load current draw is 1.5 to 2 amps. Or about like two incandescent 12 v bulbs.
Last thought ,,, be sure you are only running LED BULBS.
HAVE FUN AND ENJOY YOUR NEW TT.