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Old 01-04-2014, 09:39 PM   #1
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3025 Windjammer dual battery mod.

We came up with this solution for more Battery storage on our Windjammer.
1) We removed the 2nd front stair unit - which we never use anyway -
2) Built a box for two 6 volt golf cart batteries.
3) Ran 5' of 2 gauge copper to the pantry base & up to a 1000watt inverter and tied into 12 volt lines from factory installed battery. (Which is still in system)
FR even leaves an opening in floor so running cables under converter area to new batteries was easy.
4) Next I installed a Prowatt SW inline 15 amp transfer switch to run the "refrigerator" circuit (which includes the living room circuit) so we can run TV and computers when we are on solar.
5) The roof has a 24volt 260 watt panel with the cable run straight down the back right side of pantry.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:24 PM   #2
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Nice install.

I'm going to mock up a box to fit 2 golf cart batteries and see if I can get them to fit under the trailer beneath the propane tanks on my windjammer.

I still need to figure out how to install the batteries and hook up the cables without shorting them out. The lid will be up under the trailer.

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Old 03-12-2014, 08:39 PM   #3
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Hi Linc
I was going to try that but watering /maintenance of the batteries kept me from doing it that way. I put the spare on a Chevy winch right about there instead so I could put bikes on the bumper.
Keep me posted! Which model do you have?
We are out for the winter in FL and the 3025 has been great.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:48 PM   #4
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We have the 3006wk

I was debating adding a remote watering system and mounting the battery tray on a hinge

I'm going mock it up out of cardboard and wood to see how it looks

We just bought it and haven't used it yet so I may be getting ahead of myself

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Old 03-12-2014, 09:01 PM   #5
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I was thinking hinge too. But
2 six volt batteries weigh a lot for me to deal with 2-3 times a year. I clean the leads at the same time.

Have you messed with inverters before ? I used 2 gauge direct from my battery's and my 1000 watt unit works great. The stock 4 gauge is very limiting for high amperage uses on a long run.


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Old 03-12-2014, 09:46 PM   #6
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Once I get the batteries figured out I'm going to upgrade the converter for faster charging on a generator then I will look into inverters that can run a keurig coffee machine before generator hours

It seems to be a never ending list of upgrades

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