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Old 02-11-2013, 08:48 PM   #57
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Uggghhhhhh so much contradicting info! Lol
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #58
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Travis, best way for you to find out is to go camping! Heck, spend a weekend in the driveway. Each rig and person are unique, keeps life interesting.
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So I called autozone and they said they carry the "smaller" golfcart batteties at $40 each but no description of run time
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Uggghhhhhh so much contradicting info! Lol


Git out there in the driveway and "camp" for a few days, while you have the house "escape pod" available just a few steps away....there's nothing like a test run to find out what's what !
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Git out there in the driveway and "camp" for a few days, while you have the house "escape pod" available just a few steps away....there's nothing like a test run to find out what's what !
My only thing is I dont wanna spend a ton on house batts to find iut I shoulda done something different. Lol
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Our last three TT's I've ran two Walmart marine deep cycle batteries in. Cheap and they've lasted 2-3 years each.
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My only thing is I dont wanna spend a ton on house batts to find iut I shoulda done something different. Lol
All the more reason to do a test run in the driveway.

If this is a recreational vehicle instead of a longtime housing unit, treat it as such. Bundle up, eat canned beans, go without lights...that's campin'! All the more sweet when you come home to all the left-behind amenities.

I tell ya, roughin' it really is a whole big part of the fun, at least for us....what's the point of getting away from it all if "it all" comes along with???
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check out sams club two levels of 6 volt golf cart batteries under $100
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Travis,

Whatever you end up using to charge them, a good set of batteries will be needed for you to camp without being plugged in. I bought 2 golf cart batteries ($79 each) from Sam's Club and can charge them 4 different ways -- with my generator, while driving (vehicle alternator) with my solar panels, or when plugged in to 110 volt shore power. Personally, I think a good set of batteries should be your next purchase. The most pimportant thing to look for is the amp hour rating.
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You mentioned that you have a limited budget but intend to go to LED lights. Have you looked at their cost? That money could be spent toward a genny or better batteries until there's more money.

BTW, Costco has golf cart batteries for about $90 each. I just bought 4 for my Endeavor for under $400.
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A $70 generator will be loud but might be nice to have . Get a chain and lock and a 50 foot cord. it the campgrounds are empty nobody is going to yell. Chain it to a post and let her rip. I might look at a $70 just for a spare to have around the house instead of extension cords
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