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Old 01-17-2020, 07:43 PM   #1
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Looking at 2014 drv 36rssb3 it has a generator and two battery’s . Looks like no room for two more battery’s to utilize for boondocking . Any advice ideas on where I could install extra battery’s, thinking someone on here has installed this setup . Tks ready yo listen to all ideas .
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Old 01-17-2020, 08:10 PM   #2
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I boondock with 2 batteries.

If you can fit 2, 6 volt batteries in, get high capacity 235 AH type. That gives you a 235 AH bank at 12 volts.

I couldn't do it, so I fit 2 gp31 deep cycle batteries, from Sams Club. 105 AH each, giving me 210 AH.

I can watch Sat. TV, run the heat on 40° nights and make 4 cups of coffee in the morning.

I may run the generator for an hour in the morning and 2 to 3 hours after dinner unless its a travel day. Then the charging is from the main engine.

Don't get hooked on the 50% discharged myth. You can take them down deeper. Sure it shortens their life by 1/2 , if done regularly but its 2 batteries instead of 4 that wear out, just don't go below 11.5 volts, before recharging.
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Old 01-18-2020, 10:14 PM   #3
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I'm assuming you could put extra batteries in the main storage compartment and run the battery cables through the wall. I just installed two 300 amp LiPo4 batteries in my generator compartment and removed the stock batteries. (I don't have a generator and the 300 amp batteries would not fit in the battery compartment.) Our RVs are heavy. I don't have much room to work with with my pin weight being what it is. I've been setting the RV up for solar using portable panels.
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