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Dusty R

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Posted: 11/02/19 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've added that Trick-L-Start. And keep our mh plugged in when in storage.
I've found after adding the Trick-L-Start that the batteries seldom need water add to them.

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We always boondock. Never plug in, never bring the generator. A 100 watt solar panel and charge controller keep the batteries over 80% charge all the time in summer here in sunny northern Alberta. I have the house batteries and engine battery connected so It is also kept charged. We have all LED lights, no TV and the microwave oven serves as a bread box.

We just had a week at 20 below zero C and a foot of snow. The snow on the solar panel put it out of production, and the engine parasytic current draw discharged the engine battery well below 50%. I’ve got the smart charger on it now and am hoping it isn’t damaged too badly.


2004 E350 Adventurer (Canadian) 20 footer - Alberta, Canada
No TV + 100W solar = no generator needed

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