Our new 19RD arrives in about an hour, and I've been preparing for more boondocking power situations... Not a pro at this yet, but - that's what this forum is for I guess ..
I have a 160wt portable solar unit that I will attach to the batteries (2 6v golf cart batteries) to maintain/charge. I have a Champion 2K inverter/generator that I'd like to run at a minimum, and preferably not during the evenings at all.
I understand that I'll need an Inverter to be installed in the trailer, but here's my poor understanding of power usage..... I'll want to run the following: LED trailer lighting; using and recharging 2 laptops & cell phones; & TV/receiver/DVD (stock w/trailer)... Probably not all at the same time.. I don't' have the exact
power wattage needed as I'm posting this from a remote location, but I hope someone will know a reasonable average figure to calculate this.. A couple of questions..
1.) Do you think that the 160 WT solar unit recharge and keep charged my dual battery system without having to run a genny very much? Here's a statement from the manufacturer .... "Big power and only 33 lbs! This Zamp Solar Portable packs a big punch with a staggering 6.84 amps, large enough to handle larger battery banks. This system has been designed to work well with dual 6 volt or 12 volt battery systems, this system will perform up to 30-40 amps per day."
2.) Not understanding the physical setup part of this ... When the inverter is installed, do all
of the wall plugs then accept and use AC now, or do you only have a certain dedicated outlet(s) that would accept our appliances? It appears we'd want several different outlets in various locations to suit our usage needs, but would they have to be new installations, or can we use the existing outlets??
Learning as I go ......
thanks in advance,