Originally Posted by Brimare57
Hey there fellow campers,
Future A213HW owner here. If I am strictly relying on battery power, how long will the battery last. I know that really depends on how much I use the lights etc. but I was wondering:
1- If I am using the propane furnace, does the furnace need battery power for a blower fan?
2- If I back the TV close enough to the hitch, can I plug the trailer into the TV and keep the camper battery charged?
Please advise and happy camping.
It sounds like a good start would be a battery monitor so you will know what your demands are and how much battery you have left. Otherwise, it is only a guess.
Old days, before I knew anything ... some would say, not much has changed ... my little Trailmanor while out west; I could run the heater for maybe 2 nights and not much of anything else. Fridge and WH on gas, as well as stove top coffee peculator. If they were available, I had not heard of LED bulbs. The biggest issue was that I was not getting a good charge during short generator runs and would start the evening with a battery half full. The converter with a good one, but only about 25 to 30 Amps, so a good charge would have taken days rather than hours.
Recharging via the 7 pin is not a good solution, and if you have to recharge from the TV, you are better off turning it around and using jumper cables from the TV battery to the trailer battery, which would still take many, many hours.
Like HONDAMAN stated, do not run battery 9(ies) below 50% or 12.0vdc for a resting 12 volt battery.