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Old 09-19-2014, 09:04 PM   #1
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New 5th Wheeler

Hi all,

We bought a Forest River Rockwood last year and it's a lot more comfortable than our old Komfort travel trailer, but also has been a lot more trouble. Defective fridge fan, defective tires (2 or 4), sink connection in bathroom leaks, etc. Just had to replace the battery - added a dual 12-volt system for a bit more longevity dry camping. It's fun and we enjoy it, but it's a lot more work!

Biggest issue is finding parks where we don't have trees to deal with. That AC unit is way up there!

I have a question about the wiring. We added the two 12-volt group 29 batteries in parallel, in vented boxes with drains. Connected + on first battery to coach + and - on second battery to coach -, with the battery disconnect connected as in the original setup. Do we need to add an inline fuse as well? I know when we add an inverter down the road we'll have to put a 150 amp fuse between the battery and inverter, but do we need a fuse between the battery and the coach as well?

Thanks for any advice!
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