Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-13-2015, 08:41 AM   #15
Senior Member
wingnut60's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Burleson, TX
Posts: 2,341
WFCO--World Friendship Co?--first time I actually knew what the WFCO stands for. In general, most everyone who has mentioned having one of these with problems has been told to get a Progressive Dynamics (PDI) Intelli-Power converter. Just seems to get a regular recommendation on the internet forums.
However, your current converter should be enough if working correctly, and the battery(s) good, to take care of charging.
As mentioned above, maybe you are using most of the converter output in the trailer instead of going to the battery. Maybe you just aren't leaving it on long enough. Maybe your battery is not in good shape. Lots of things to check/find out.

'05 36TK3 Mobile Suites
'10 F450 new to me
'09 F450 Lariat 4x4--died
wingnut60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-13-2015, 04:17 PM   #16
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 502
Get a voltmeter, drain the battery for half a day (furnace is a great drain device) , plug in the RV to an outlet and then see if you get 13.6v or 14.4v at the battery. If you only get 13.6v, it will take a very long time to recharge (ie 12-24 hrs). Due to installation, wire size and length, the wfco may not properly be able to detect when the battery requires a bulk charge (14.4v). If you are camping for more than a week with the genny as the only power source, make sure you charge the batteries fully once a week for optimal battery life.

marcham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2015, 05:06 PM   #17
Senior Member
Superslif's Avatar
Thor Owners Club
Pond Piggies Club
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: NE. Ohio USA
Posts: 3,808
Was very likely going to purchase a Honda 2000 genny to mainly top charge my battery for dry camping. Instead, I bought a portable 100 watt suitcase solar ($279) panel. Used it for 2 four night stays at two VT. State Parks this past Aug. Even though we had mostly shady sites, was able to get 3-4 hours of charging for the battery. Since then I upgraded to a larger group 29 battery in preparation of a Alaskan trip next summer.

My reasoning on going the solar route (portable suitcase type), was first the cost ($1000-$1100) for a Honda 2000 gen., Would have to carry extra fuel for the genny, Just how long would I have to run the Honda to charge the battery, and #3 worry about the Honda having legs.... and show up missing.
Jim, Diane & Robert ~ NE. OH.
2013 Aerolite Hybrid #232 ES
2014 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7L
IRV2 Photo Album ~Let's Go Places~
Superslif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2015, 05:49 AM   #18
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 502
Solar can work. Last summer we installed a 100w panel and cheap pwm charger. Camped about 26 nights, with half of those dry camping. Even with cloudy days it kept up with the fridge, water pump, led lights and about 1hr on avg of dvd/TV. If we had used the heater a bit then I would have needed 200w to keep up. Keep in mind that due to the latitude in Alaska you'll have longer days but a lot less solar energy. Tiltable panel's would be advised.

We only used the genny for the AC in Oshkosh for 3 days.

marcham is offline   Reply With Quote

battery, camping, honda

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chassis Batteries Draining While Dry Camping holtt1 Monaco Owner's Forum 26 09-22-2014 04:52 PM
Toad Battery Discharge 2011 Honda CRV BerylCop Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 2 05-08-2014 11:23 AM
Coach battery won't charge on the road. scrapintina Class C Motorhome Discussions 11 04-15-2014 09:28 AM
2012 honda crv charge wire kejy Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 4 03-30-2014 08:48 AM
Keeping battery charge while boondocking McGeorge Boondocking 35 03-11-2014 11:22 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.