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Old 07-11-2015, 02:35 PM   #31
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Your wife thinks like mine, smarter than me. Maybe 4 extra 6 volt batteries would help.
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Old 07-11-2015, 03:28 PM   #32
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Buy a (Ford or Dodge) Diesel Truck and charge your RV Batt. That should Really bring some Response from the (Quite Police)! Youroo!!
Last time i listened the 2015 GMC Duramax next too me it was noisier...
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Last time i listened the 2015 GMC Duramax next too me it was noisier...
True but your Ford was NOT running! Youroo!!
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:08 PM   #34
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I'd find another camp ground. Rules where made for a reason tying to sharp shoot the system will tend to up set the folks that abide by the rules. Later RJD
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:19 PM   #35
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Didn't think I was going to see a suggestion like my solution until "burse" got close. This worked extremely well for us. (However if wife is having $$ issues with your "more stuff" this may not work for you.)

I replaced the two 12 volts with two 6 volts in series and then put 2 more 6 volts in the plastic box in the back of my truck and wired them with a switch and plugs so I can either run them in parallel or choose to run on either bank. Give me a lot of amps.

I have always run off one bank at a time therefore I switch to fresh bank and top off the bank I used the previous day with my generator.

I think I'm going to try plugging my battery charger into the built in inverter in my truck to recharge a bank next time I dry camping.
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:51 PM   #36
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Heck. I'm liking the sound (or lack of) this place!

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Old 07-11-2015, 04:53 PM   #37
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Solar panels are cheap, and hidden out of site on the roof. I have two that are at least ten years old and have gone through three RVs. This far too simple a solution to struggle with it.
If you actually have too much stuff, get rid of some of that stuff and put up solar panels. I almost NEVER run a gen set anymore.
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Old 07-11-2015, 04:58 PM   #38
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If you presently have the standard pair of group24 batteries you have 75 amp hours to work with before you need to recharge...you might push it to 100 in a pinch. 100 amp hours @ 12 volts gives you 1200 watt hours... spread over 7 days or 170 watt hours a day to power everything.
Example...if you have a pair of 25watt conventional light bulbs on for an hour...that is 50 of your watt hours used.
Obviously, people have been tent camping with propane stoves an flashlights etc. ...so you CAN exist on your existing batteries for a week...but it is gonna be really rustic!
NONE of the suggestions for charging your batteries make a lot of sense to me. Putting 100 amp hours back into your batteries can be done at 40 amps max and will take at least 4 hours to do so. Doing it with a 20 amp charger will take 6-8 hours. More with a smaller charger. So you won't be doing much if you try to charge your batteries at a remote place.
Solar panels BTW will AVERAGE about 1/4 of their watt rating in daily amp hours provided. So a 100 W panel in a sunny mid latitude climate will give you roughly 25 amp hours daily. Not much.
If your home or a friends is reasonably close...I'd buy an extra set of batts and keep them on the charger...then make a run home and swap em out as you need to.

Otherwise the choices are:
1. Camp like trappist monks and pretend the RV is a tent in the wilderness.
2. Don't go.

Good luck...what a stupid rule that is during the daytime. Hope it works out for you.
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:17 PM   #39
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Lots of good suggestions, solar would be a longs term solution but not something you want to get into on the spot - we love ours
IMHO, the best approach would be to buy 1 (better 2) true deep cycle batteries and make sure all your batteries are completely charged before you leave and bee very conservative with your power usage, incl. fridge - also don't use old and new or different type/size batteries simultaneously.

Maybe ask the campground host if they let you charge batteries at their office or shop - you never know.

And start planing for a solar setup down the road.
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Old 07-11-2015, 05:21 PM   #40
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It must be a spectacular park for users to put up with that kind of harassment. For me, no power pedestal, I don't go there!
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