Originally Posted by troutstalker
So lets say I get a 1000 honda genny, what kind of charger should I get? Mail order isn't an option as I'm leaving soon. Or as somone has suggested, I should just plug it into the camper every day for a while and let the converter do the work?
Yes you can just plug it in for a few hours but remember--
I donno your setup IF you have dual heat water heater you must shut
off the electric side. Also your fridge needs to be set on LP only not
auto. IF you fail to switch these appliances when you plug in the genny
you will overload it.
Once upon a time I camped with only 1 single 12v battery. We used the
furnace only a couple times to take the chill off in the morning.
Since I was driving some distance every day to hiking destinations-
I left my trailer plugged into my truck at nite so I had dual batteries
more or less. The truck was re-charged while driving each day.
Do this with caution you don't want to leave yourself with out a start but
it worked for me numerous times.
Incandescent lights are energy hogs so I advise LED replacements
or lanterns or even a candle if treated with care.
IF it's gonna be chilly at nite- use flannel sheets or flannel lined down
sleeping bags and leave the furnace off. Heat up the place in the morning
by baking some biscuits in the oven. If you don't have an oven, just
lighting a burner and brewing up a pot of stove top percolated coffee
will add a surprising amount of heat to the trailer.
You can camp a few days on a single battery IF you are careful!
I know that fully discharging a battery is bad for it but I disagree that
a single discharge will drop capacity 20% from then on.
Have Fun- go camping and see what works for YOU!