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Old 03-30-2015, 09:30 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Pipeman View Post
Dry camping means if you want it you have to bring it.
It also includes responsible disposal of what you use, which may mean carrying it back out.

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Old 03-30-2015, 09:41 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Golfnbike13 View Post
If needed could I plug trailer to truck and let it run a little for the alternator to charge trailer battery?
that is the most inefficient way of recharging the battery and it will take forever if the battery is depleted.
most vehicles only provide a trickle charge to the battery unless you add an alternator or bigger wiring.

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Old 03-30-2015, 09:49 PM   #23
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Well-l-l. No. If you're connector is wired to charge the trailer battery from the TV, it's not a fast charge system. Also, at idle, your alternator isn't designed to charge even the car battery. (Up here in NE in the winter you should never "check" you're car to see if it will start in the cold because if it does, it may kill the battery enough not to start when you need it). If the trailer kills your tv battery, you'll need a jump. You'd be better off paralleling a 2nd deep cycle. That will get you 2 to 3 days depending on charge and battery age. If you get a gen, you could even use your fridge while boondocking.

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