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Old 08-05-2016, 09:18 AM   #15
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WOW over kill, OP is talking a TT and 3-4 days boondocking, not going into the jungle for months at a time. Let's get real not "my hobby is spending an ungodly amount on boondocking". Two good sized deep cycle batteries either 12 or 6 volts, a moderate amount of solar to recharge the two batteries, say 300 watts and a small Honda 1000 watt gen that sips fuel to recharge on a sunless day. Now we can do a bit more if AC is needed a bigger Gen maybe 2800 inverter quiet type. All this can be done at a reduced cost by a custom solar shop at much less cost and more efficient install than most dealers who are just saying we can do that. JMO


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Old 08-10-2016, 01:50 PM   #16
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If you want to go 3 or 4 days at a time all you need is two 6v deep cycle batteries with decent AHs, a good charger, and a generator if you want to extend your stay. You don't need solar for 4 days boondocking. I went with Crown, check them out. Get a good charger. Check out backwoods solar for their modified Iota 55amp 15.4v charger. Also get a trimetric to monitor your usage. Update to all LED lighting and a 12v TV and you are set. I go 4 days easy on a single charge but I have my Honda generator to charge back up in 2 hours or less at idle. We watch lots of DVDs, operate our awning, run the heat here and there etc... My resting voltage is 12.8v and I drain it down to 12.2.

PS. Handy Bob is your friend when it comes to batteries, charging and/or solar.

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