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Old 07-10-2017, 10:09 AM   #21
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After considering this idea for a while it occurred to me that in place of carrying a 56 pound battery back and forth, I could be carrying a 50 pound propane generator instead. Hmmm...
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The battery makes a lot less noise .... until you drop it on your foot

Lead acid batteries are not champs in terms of power per pound. Lugging one around is not my idea of fun. The weight also counts when you have to strap it down for transport. Toss in self discharge when in storage as a negative. The 1 or 2 KW inverter generator at 30 to 40 pounds sounds better and better. There's way more "power" in a one pint container of gas than in that spare battery.

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We modified our pair of Honda 2,000 watt generators to the GenConnex propane conversion. One less fuel to carry inside the Mercedes when towing the 23D. We did retrofit a real automatic transfer switch and front 30 amp power inlet to the 23D. I made a six foot custom power cord and can plug the generator into the propane outlet on the front of the 23D that is also the grill outlet.

We also have five 100 watt solar panels the roof.
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