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Old 12-25-2020, 10:41 PM   #87473
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Attention Barb!
Ok I値l listen to any of you on this matter but I especially want to hear what Barb has to say
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Problem; I have a small camper with gas/Ele. Fridge that I use at deer camp. Usually I have generator running for several hours each day which keeps my single 12v battery fully charged and fridge runs off propane when I知 out hunting and generator is off. On occasion I go back home for a day or two and have found that my battery will keep the fridge running for a little over two days until it pulls the battery to low to keep it lit. In addition to the fridge there is also some parasitic drawn from stereo and co2 monitor.

I was thinking of placing a portable solar panel near the camper and connected to the 12v battery to keep it charged on those days when I知 gone back home.

Question; How do I know what size I need and what I need to get. Not wanting to spend a lot on this as it痴 more for convenience than necessity.
Tim, have you thought about adding a 2ond battery? 2 6 volt golf cart batteries should last at least 3 or 4 days.
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Hi, my husband and I met Steve Flagg about 4 years ago on a trip to Iowa. We were still new to RV段ng but I clearly remember listening to Steve, wondering what a RV Mutant was. Thanks to him I found this website where I致e mostly been lurking off and on. We池e starting to prep to do some serious cross country RV travel and thus I知 back on the site, looking for ideas, suggestions and wisdom.

Looks like this thread is alive and well. Good luck to Steve and Annie!!
Hello again folks! Glad you did decide to stop by!
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Old 12-26-2020, 07:48 AM   #87475
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Bull had considered a second 12v battery although there is not enough room on the tongue to mount it but have considered it.
What got me thinking solar was one of the other hunters has a small unit that he charges his phone with.
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Gear what type info you looking for? This thread provides information for some of the best trips ever. We have high tech people, low brow people, highly qualified know it all’s and some that, well let’s just say they’re from Texas.

We have full timers, some timers, part timers and some that aren’t sure who they are. Personally my DW and I have traveled from Gods country to the West coast up to Seattle Wa. and back across to AR. We’ve been up through Canada from Ontario and across to Prince Edward Isle and back down through Maine to AR! We’ve toured beaches along the East coast and around the gulf coast. Other members have been to every state and some are wanted in many.

So, tell us a name you want to be called and ask away. What we don’t know we’ll make up!

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Attention Barb!
Ok I値l listen to any of you on this matter but I especially want to hear what Barb has to say
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Problem; I have a small camper with gas/Ele. Fridge that I use at deer camp. Usually I have generator running for several hours each day which keeps my single 12v battery fully charged and fridge runs off propane when I知 out hunting and generator is off. On occasion I go back home for a day or two and have found that my battery will keep the fridge running for a little over two days until it pulls the battery to low to keep it lit. In addition to the fridge there is also some parasitic drawn from stereo and co2 monitor.

I was thinking of placing a portable solar panel near the camper and connected to the 12v battery to keep it charged on those days when I知 gone back home.

Question; How do I know what size I need and what I need to get. Not wanting to spend a lot on this as it痴 more for convenience than necessity.

Do you keep the stereo going to entertain the varmints and deer?


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Bull had considered a second 12v battery although there is not enough room on the tongue to mount it but have considered it.
What got me thinking solar was one of the other hunters has a small unit that he charges his phone with.

Trust us, there is enough room on your tongue!
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Tim, were you trying to say something but your tongue is loaded?


Happy Box Day
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Old 12-26-2020, 01:05 PM   #87480
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Tim, were you trying to say something but your tongue is loaded?


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OK folks, I've already shared this with family and some select friends. It met with great approval so I'll spread it to y'all.
The husband of one of Sue's fiber friends is a keen drone flyer and recently bought a new one. He offered to bring it over to drone over our house and land. The end result was a DVD which Sue gave to me as one of her Christmas gifts.
I uploaded the film to my YouTube channel
and here it is:*
*https://youtu.be/_Axz58Cejfk.*(hope that works)

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Great gift!
Hope y誕ll are doing well. It appears that COVID would be past its half-life by the time it reached the end of your driveway
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Hi, my husband and I met Steve Flagg about 4 years ago on a trip to Iowa. We were still new to RV段ng but I clearly remember listening to Steve, wondering what a RV Mutant was. Thanks to him I found this website where I致e mostly been lurking off and on. We池e starting to prep to do some serious cross country RV travel and thus I知 back on the site, looking for ideas, suggestions and wisdom.

Looks like this thread is alive and well. Good luck to Steve and Annie!!


Steve and Annie moved on several years ago... basically means they quit us.... most of our members are fair weather... BUT there is a core group that is still on here......
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Tim,

If the Frig is on automatic setting, change that to GAS. Auto runs a heating coil around the door that chews up batteries. That alone might solve your problem.

Next step would be to increase batteries, but you'll need to buy 2 new ones or the old one will drag down the new one. Sam's has 6V golf cart batteries for $90 each. Wire them together to make it 12V. I bought battery cases that hold 2 that you might be able to fit somewhere.

You can easily get a 100 watt panel to charge 2 batteries IF you get 5-6 hours of sun on them daily. That may be a big "if" during deer season. You'll also need a small charge controller to make sure the batteries don’t get over cooked. Home Depot sells a kit that’s $154.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Grape-So...-KIT/203505908

Let me know if you need more help.
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Looks like this thread is alive and well. Good luck to Steve and Annie!!
Welcome to the crazy side of IRV2! As mentioned above Steve and Annie have left the group but we池e here still and having great fun. Complete the entry requirements and I値l send you information about our group.

I look forward to seeing you guys join us!
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Geez, Sue and Martin live in the middle of nowhere don't they. I thought my brother lived in the sticks out by Assumption IL but you can see at least 2 other houses from his place.


Tim could always weld up a slightly larger tray to hold 2 batteries on the camper tongue (or maybe a stacked arrangement?).
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