Just got my first RV and I'm just fixing things one by one and learning as I go.
I'm a little confused at the battery setup. There's 2 battery trays under the hood. Is that supposed to be one starter battery and one deep cycle RV battery? I can't see a 400ci gasoline engine needing 2 starter batteries.
It looks like someone has this thing set up with 2 starter batteries under the hood, and a large deep cycle battery tossed into one of the side hatches, that's unhooked and looks like it hasn't been hooked up in forever. I also see no isolator or anything like that.
I'm just trying to figure out a) how this thing was supposed to be set up, b)how it's set up now, and c) what's the smartest way for me to set it up for myself.
We're mostly planning on using the RV for travelling and road trips. Not so much on the camping. So I'm thinking the best setup is one starter battery, and then deep cycle battery or batteries with some sort of isolator to charge the deep cycle off the alternator while we're driving.
Am I at least on the right track with that?
Thanks for any guidance you can offer.