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Old 05-22-2015, 10:22 PM   #11
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I've found a lot better performance with 2. 6v batteries in series, making 12V.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:56 AM   #12
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I run 2 batteries, but not hooked together. As A. powers down I switch over to the B. battery and then charge up A. on my generator. Is there an advantage to having the 2 hooked together? My logic in having them separate was to always have a charged battery available.
Your generator should charge your battery wen you run it.

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Old 05-23-2015, 11:05 AM   #13
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If you do a lot of dry camping I could see a use for a second or third one. I don't but am in the process of hooking up my generator for when I do. Even then I won't really need a second one because the generator will charge the one when it is running and the trailer is plugged into it.


Another thing you can do is plug the trailer into your truck and run it for 10 to 15 minutes. I use to do this when I had my pop-up to charge the battery n it.


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Old 05-23-2015, 02:06 PM   #14
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Batteries 1 or 2

The only advantage to connecting the two batteries together is convenience. Souns like what you do could be a pain. Two batteries together will last twice as long but also take twice as long to charge. Best scenario is to connect your two batteries together and charge them both at the same time from your generator. There is no problem using anything while you are charging with your generator. No muss, no fuss.
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Old 05-23-2015, 02:32 PM   #15
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Extra Batteries

As others have so eloquently stated, you can never have too much battery. If you can fit it, get it.
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Old 05-23-2015, 03:04 PM   #16
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I used to have two 6 volt and found that wasn't enough. Large family with 3 children and lots of electronic toys. Upgraded to 4 6 volts and it was perfect! Could even use the furnace and still have lots of power left without worry.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:09 PM   #17
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Speaking of batteries, does anyone out there keep their trailer plugged into the vehicle overnight? Scenario I'm thinking of is having everything hooked up the night before and then take off early in the morning. As far as any battery drain, the truck should charge the TT battery while traveling.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:59 PM   #18
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Made the mistake of forgetting to plug cord into 110. 4 days later low batt on Camper and truck will not turn over. Still had cord plug into truck. Plug back into 110 charging and charge truck good Togo
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:56 PM   #19
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As a bit of clarification. I hook the generator to the camper during permissible hours which charges my hooked-up battery and I concurrently charge the depleted (not hooked up) battery from the generator so I'm charging 2 at once. Some kind of switch between the 2 would be nice, but its not too bad loosening 2 wing nuts to switch cables (other than I'm working under a bunk). Will probably end up hooking the 2 together. I'll look into getting 4 of the 6 volt batteries when these start to go. I hear nothing but good things about 6 volt set-ups.
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Does anyone out there keep their trailer plugged into the vehicle overnight?
No. I always wanted a ready backup in case the trailer battery goes dead. The truck can recharge the trailer and it's your way to get home.
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