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Old 09-25-2019, 08:02 AM   #15
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Generator, after elk camps without one, Trask Unit Oregon, I always bring mine. I even upgraded to electric start after one cold season with a finicky pull start generator.
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Yes, there is plenty to learn. Off grid equals batteries and charging them.

If you don't want to deal with the battery subject I would recommend a cost effective generator solution. I would recommend the champion dual fuel inverter generator converted to run off the RV propane system.

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Generator will make life much easier

Sounds like you are convinced that a generator is the way to go. Certainly will make life easier while boondocking.

I purchased one of these and have very good service from it.

https://www.amazon.com/Generac-7117-Portable-Inverter-Generator/dp/B071VNCWGL/ref=asc_df_B071VNCWGL/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adpositio n}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt= e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl={devicemodel}&hvlocint=&hvlocph y=&hvtargid=pla-4583932699018761&psc=1
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I use a Firman 3200, I love it. I can use the AC and it keeps the wife happy while off grid camping.

Where are you elk hunting?

I usually hunt starkey 1st season, but not this year.

I bring the generator and fuel but rarely need much in the way of fuel for the generator. I usually run the generator for about an hour or less each night to top off the batteries, but with the ORV we dont run the furnace much as its better insulated than other rigs.
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Make sure you have a digital thermostat. Our Desert Fox, 2012, came with an analog thermostat that could only be turned down to 55 or 60. We keep the digital at 45 on really cold nights to keep the tanks warm and kick 'er up in the morning.

'The lower temp really helps you keep your batteries going through the "whole" night. That furnace fan is a real battery hog.

Read the help articles on battery charging. I was amazed at the time it takes for a generator to recharge your house batteries - hours......don't trust the battery idiot light on your trailer panel. Green/yellow on the batteries idiot light will go down below 12 volts - at which point your batteries are about drained. Could take three or so hours to recharge your batteries to 85% charge.
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