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Old 06-09-2009, 11:58 PM   #29
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Our 2002 came with 4-6v batteries. I added 2 more by making the tray deeper.

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Old 06-10-2009, 12:40 AM   #30
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The three-way is nice but the Amana is 57% BIGGER!

Old Scout:

My 2003 (May 2002) came with 6+2. In 2005 it was upgraded to all AGM's. There's still room for two more.


On many of my boondocking trips, especially if I plan to run the heater all night, I just turn off the inverter. The reefer stays cool all night and the ice in the icemaker just loses it's frost, but does not melt. Then in the morning I turn everything back on. When I've done this without the heater, I can skip the morning genset re-charge and the solar is kicking back in.


Have you figured out a boondocking power budget with your three solar panels? Will 300+ watts cover your configuration/needs with just one recharge? Will it allow "no genset re-charges needed" with less TV-time?


And what about the new mini windmills?
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