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Old 04-15-2007, 10:18 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by Krazyjohnny
You can always install a pair of 6 volt golf cart batteries in series to extend your battery life. I have gone a whole weekend on a pair running the furnace and other 12 volt stuff. They bounce back very well after a deep discharge. Sams has some by Interstate battery and Gander Mountain and Bass Pro sells some by Trojan. the Trojans would be my choice if you can find them. These batteries have a much higher amperage rating (not cca). Look them up on the web for the exact figures.
I'll be ordering my solar 2 panel system in a couple weeks. I have one 115 amp hour battery and plan on fabricating a cradle between the trailer tongue for fitting a composite battery box capable of holding two 6 v. Trojan batteries. The 200 watts of solar with a Yamaha EF300iSEB gen should handle my needs. My biggest amp draw comes from the 2 Fantastic Vent fans during warm weather and the furnace motor during cold weather when boondocking.


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