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Old 02-08-2012, 02:11 PM   #11
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Hi Tanya
We have a 17 C and take off for three to four weeks at a time. We never (95%) of the time have sites with power. I use a solar panel. I changed all of the light bulbs to LED. They draw very little power. We don't need a microwave and we don't bring a tv. We have a single deep cycle rv / marine battery. An 85 watt portable solar panel. I put telescoping legs on it so I can change the angle and move it into the sun. We have never had a power [/url]
THANKS!!! I ended up purchasing a marine battery from Sam's Club. I needed one a.s.a.p. and it does the job for now. I will definitely start shopping for a solar kit. I like the idea of portable. I will have to look into that.

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Old 02-09-2012, 03:44 PM   #12
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tania-- Be sure to have the 7 pin elec connector connected so the constant 12v pin is hot. That is what will charge your battery when traveling or when ever your tv & tt are connected . If you battery gets week while camping you can charge it with your tv. Larry
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:37 AM   #13
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Solar

This is the kit I bought on ebay
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Solar-Panel-K...ht_4290wt_1037

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http://www.solarenergydc.com/index.php/en/
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:57 PM   #14
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Thanks all! I have the trailer hooked up to power where I have it stored. The guy said it would keep the battery charged. Is that better than taking it home and storing it in the garage so it doesn't freeze?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:36 PM   #15
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Tania,

If your leaving your TT connect to shore power while in storage, check the fluid level in the battery cells every 3-4 weeks, and if low top of with distilled water. Also a good time to check the mouse traps inside the TT

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