Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-12-2015, 04:58 PM   #11
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 83
Hi Fred
Yep, I thought about only being able to use one battery if I mount it in the front. We decided that if we need 2 batteries we will carry one in the tow vehicle and swap it out when necessary.
Today I chopped out the propane tank mounting bracket and mounted my single bar weight distributing hitch. Took it for a short test drive and it went well but still needs a little fine tuning.
Now I have to make a new mount for the propane tanks and another for the battery and we should be good to go.
Joe in NH

Swampweasel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2015, 12:10 PM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 630
Your choice, of course.

I found out with my previous PUP that battery capacity was by far the limiting factor on dry camping (no hookups). Dual propane tanks are nice, but just one tank will outlast a dual battery install every time (at least for us).

If I were in your shoes, I would not bother with carrying a second battery in the tow vehicle. I would instead carry a small generator - 500 - 1000 watts - to recharge the single battery as needed. The A-frames mount 30 amp (360 watt) converters, and a standard size 24 battery shouldn't recharged at more than 20 amps anyway. So a small, compact, generator (I like to add quiet) will easily take care of recharging the battery without taking much more space or weight than a spare battery in the tow vehicle. And the generator will be easier to use than swapping out batteries. A bigger, heavier generator (2000+ watt for an FR A-frame with Cool Cat) will run the air conditioning OR the microwave, too.

Fred W
keeping it simple so we camp more often
2014 Rockwood A122
2008 Hyundai Entourage (minivan)
camping Colorado and adjacent states one weekend at a time

pgandw is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:35 AM.