So my inside skins are out and I am starting to plan out the rewiring of the whole thing but I'm feeling stuck. Any help and links to useful threads and articles is very welcome. I've been reading a lot but feel overwhelmed. I have just basic household electrical experience.
For the foreseeable future I'm using the camper for mostly weekend trips with longer trips here and there. So I am not living in it and I am not off the grid for months at a time.
Battery location: I am seeing a lot of AS's with the battery on the tongue in a box. Are there advantages to having it here? Is this where they put the battery originally?
Battery type: I've had a AGM battery and it was great, but for my limited needs I am wondering if a Deep Cycle is good enough. I can get a Group 27 at Costco Interstate for $80. If I go with a Deep Cycle I understand I should get a 3 stage trickle charger to keep it healthy...can that be part of the "Univolt"?
Wire: Is it 16 gauge for the 12V
lead? What about all the wires for the running lights and brake lights? What about the wire to the brake itself? I hear I should use braided wire, any reason not to source it at my local Home Depot?
I'm thinking to have all LED interior lighting that can always run off the 12V
. So the 120V shore power would only be for outlets, the fridge, maybe the H2o heater, and charging the battery.
Some day I would like to add some solar panels, what should I do now to prepare?
Where a good place to get a new breaker box, univolts, converters and stuff like that?