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Old 05-17-2015, 06:57 PM   #31
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Thanks for all the tips, I was hoping you guys on the Forum would jump in. I know I will buy some solar panels now, and I'm trying to anticipate what I could actually grow into doing. I want to keep by battery charged at home without plugging in. But it would be amazing to camp in more natural places, without having to depend on campground resources. I am hoping to retire with this new Roo I pick up at the end of the week, and then my time is my own to go where I want.


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Old 05-17-2015, 07:00 PM   #32
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Does someone mount 2 batteries? On the front frame where the original one is?


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Old 05-17-2015, 07:48 PM   #33
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Does someone mount 2 batteries? On the front frame where the original one is?


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Old 05-17-2015, 08:24 PM   #34
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If you're going through the effort of wiring in a 2nd battery, why not run them in parallel?



Assuming they are sized the same, you'll get better battery life if you draw in them in parallel (essentially operating as one bigger battery).



Shallower discharges put less strain on a battery as compared to deeper draws. So as one big battery, your two batteries should be discharging in the upper levels of the batteries and thus putting less strain on them as compared to drawing one battery down deeply before switching to the fresh battery.



Hope that makes sense...

I hear you but I rarely go off the grid so to speak just prefer to have two good batteries charged all the time but I understand the diff between them just waiting to see next year if we are going to state parks, I do have a Subaru 5000 watt genset but prefer not to carry it



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Old 05-17-2015, 09:27 PM   #35
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Do you get something like a second battery box?


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Do you get something like a second battery box?


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Yes, just ordered a secondary 12 volt Camco box from Amazon and straps to hold the cover down. I will carry a second one just as a spare in case something happens to the primary one, for nothing more than a spare


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Does someone mount 2 batteries? On the front frame where the original one is?


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Yes, matching batteries.
I was able to mount two without any major mods.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:58 PM   #38
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I just got my Roo, and I'm still trying to figure this out. Do I get 2 batteries to switch when one is empty? Or do I switch when the first is down...one third charge?


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That parallel thing sounds good too, but I'm not sure how to do that!


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Bikendan, what 2 batteries get you through 3 days? Just lights and 2 showers a day?


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