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Old 09-26-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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How Long without City Power

Have searched but can't seem to find and answer so I'll ask. New to AS owner of one month now and have most of what I need working.
How long can one go without pluging into city power and I assume the AC draws too much power using battery alone. We are going to Llano, Texas deer hunting and won't be anywhere near power all weekend. I realize this is exactly what the AS is for, just unsure as to what to expect as it will be the maiden voyage.
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Old 09-26-2006, 05:53 PM   #2
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Shore Power

The AC will not work on Battery's.
Everything in the trailer draws amp's, what you use and how long will determine how long the battery last. Also do you have one or two batterys.
When I deer hunt, I take a generater.
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Old 09-26-2006, 06:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply
I have one battery, a generator is not an option right now acording to the wife . Also the PO put in a fridge that I assume runs off of 110. So I guess we would open windows and use fan and lighting at night would be kept to a minimum.
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Old 09-26-2006, 07:30 PM   #4
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A couple of ideas

Well you probably don't have time to install solar panels so I would get a new deep cycle AGM battery. If you don't run a lot of stuff that could last a couple days. Are you sure that your fridge doesn't run on gas too? Your tow vehicle is actually sort of a battery charger. Not an ideal solution though. With solar and a Honda EU2000 you could last quite a while.
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Old 09-26-2006, 08:16 PM   #5
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I have gone 3 days, no problems. I now have a honda EU1000 to top the battery when needed and could go much longer.


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We often boondock for 3 days on one deep-cycle battery, but I admit we use lighting sparingly. Run your frig on gas and you should have no problems getting 3-4 days out of a decent battery IMHO.
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:49 PM   #7
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I can go three days on my one battery with no problem. This includes the furnace at 20 deg nights. We are very careful with lights and other use.
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We've gotten 3 days using a deep cycle battery. Could have gone longer, but haven't yet determined exactly how long that is. The meter read low (yellow) but hasn't ever hit the red. We currently have no fridge, so we're just using juice for the lights and water pump. Most of my hunting/camping friends that boondock for extended periods of time supplement their power with a generator.


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