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Old 09-19-2014, 06:06 PM   #1
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We are kind of new to the RVing scene, had a travel trailer quite a few years back (20yrs). We would dry camp and the batteries would last about 2 days, of course it only had a water pump and a few lights.
We just got a 3055 Big Horn 5th wheel; I have a few questions that some may be able to answer.
First I know that there will be times that we won’t be able to hook up the power at a resort, so does anyone have suggestions. The 5th has two 12v batteries, I was thinking of changing them out to 6 volt golf cart batteries. Adding 2-4 more for a total of 6 and running them in series. Would that give me additional days before I have to charges the batteries? Also I was thinking about adding a solar panel to charge them any suggestions on type (RV mounted or portable). I know that I won’t be able to run either of the air conditioners, TV or microwave. So I may have to get a generator to run them. The air conditioners are 13,500BTU, the TV is a 32” flat screen and the microwave is a 1000w. Everything else I can run off the batteries and propane.

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Old 09-19-2014, 06:27 PM   #2
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Glad to have you here with us. Congrats on your new 5er.

6 volt golf cart batteries will definitely be better. If your inverter is large enough you will be able to run the tv. A roof mounted solar panel will be less of a hassle. I would look at a minimum of 200w. The more you have the faster you will re-charge.

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