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Old 10-23-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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battery hook up

I just bought a 1997 Forest River Flagstaff 206. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if its possible to mount a battery on the trailer to run the trailer off. I went camping with it for the first time last week and I had a generator I was using til the Ranger came past and told me I had to shut it of. I guess you are not allowed to use generators in WI state parks. I want to go camping this weekend to but the temp is only going to be in the low 30s&the furnace needs power to blow and there's no electric sites available for this weekend.Thanks Brad

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Old 10-23-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Brad.

Are you sure your RV doesn't have a battery? Or at least the spot where one should go? My experience is 1 battery will run a furnace blower motor until about 3 in the morning then run out of power.

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Old 10-23-2012, 07:31 AM   #3
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As Bigd9 said, you either have a battery or a place where one will go. You'll just have to look around. In some cases, mfg will put it around/behind the propane tanks.

If you are sucessful, get the largest 12v true DEEP CYCLE battery that fits. Under no circumstances get a starting battery or anything that says marine.

Had an old class C once with single battery, no problem running furnace all night. Re-check with that park, they may allow generators only during certain hours.
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