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Originally Posted by Chuckwalla
1) should I charge the battery overnight the night before I use it? I used to do this with my pop up because the trickle charge from the tow vehicle didn't work, and i don't want to be without power when I dry camp.
Yes, start your charging 24 hours prior to leaving. Also, while it is parked and not hooked up to shore-power make sure you pull the 30 amp fuse by the battery. This will keep the battery from going dead in a few weeks.
Pick up a Digital Voltage Display that plug into your 12VDC accessory outlet in the TT. There are a lot listed on Amazon. When the voltage hits 12.0 VDC
, stop using the battery.
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
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EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package
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