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Old 05-05-2015, 09:17 PM   #1
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I posted this in the Bambi forum and got limited response, so maybe this is better placement..

I just bought a 2014 Sport 22. All of my camping is spent Boondocking and dry camping. The Sport 22 only comes with one group 24 battery and I do not think this will meet my needs. I do have a Zamp 80 watt portable solar panel.

My question: the dealer tells me there is not room for another group 24 battery on the tongue rack unless I do away with the battery boxes and expose everything to the elements. How do I get more amp hours (ah) for my needs? Can I put one group 27 or 31 on that rack? Would that require cutting and welding the rack? If I only use one battery I would like to use an AGM, but then I was told I would have to upgrade the converter.

It would be nice to reduce some tongue weight also. Has anybody installed 2 batteries inside the trailer itself? If so, where?

Any of your experience and suggestions are appreciated. Thanks. Oh, and a generator is out of the question.

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Old 05-05-2015, 09:21 PM   #2
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Howdy! What kind of TV do you have? Is there an option to carry extra batteries in your TV? You can simply rig up an 'umbilical' which you can plug in when you want.

Some 'lifeline' batteries are pretty good for this long draw down on the batteries. Ping Lewster about it... He could even rig the whole roof with solar then put proper batteries for 'off grid' / boon docking..

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Old 05-06-2015, 08:00 AM   #3
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My 22' does fine with a GR 29. I needed to get a bigger battery box from a boating supply house. We do a lot of boondocking. Make sure all your lighting is LED.
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