Originally Posted by bartlettj
Your husband should know that using the batteries in this manner significantly shortens their life cycle. Either he needs to stop watching TV before the batteries go flat or get bigger batteries.
I agree with the above completely.
Starting the main engine for as long as it takes to start the APU(genny) is also not a good plan as it is bad for just about everything.
If you can't get your husband to change his ways, then at least get the APU set up with its own start battery. Doing what you are doing, even if you give up starting the main engine, is going to cost you in the future.
Or Maybe, just put in another bank just for the TV. That way, when it blinks off he knows its time to go to bed.