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Old 06-09-2020, 01:11 PM   #1
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We are camping with no electric, water, sewer ( I guess docking?). The campground (Assateague Island) is right on the oceanfront. For air, I will using the ocean breeze, hot water and fridge ( propane , 2 FULL TANKS), water pump ( battery), I will have the fresh water tank full. I will be using a Honda 2000 generator ( 13.3 amps) for daytime use and to recharge camper battery. Does this make sense or do I need revise my plan. It will only be my son and I.
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How long are you going to be out for?

We go for 4 maybe 5 days on a single battery charge if we do not need to use the furnace. I did switch out all our incandescent light bulbs to LEDs. I also flip on the master overhead ceiling wall light switch, then turn off all the ceiling lights at the light fixture. We then turn on which ever one or two lights we where needed. Before we switched out our incandescent lights, and not being conservative with power, we would could go a full two nights with no furnace, before depleting our battery.

Depending on your water conservation techniques, you may have issues there first. We are fairly conservative, and can go 4-5 days on a single tank. We also tend not to use the water heater, as it takes a lot of water to get hot water from our tank to the kitchen sink (opposite side of the TT, 30+ feet of piping). So we tend to boil water in a tea pot when needed. Sponge baths as needed, if a shower house is not available.

If you have not boondocked before, bring a multi-meter (volt meter), and take some measurements over the course of a few days. You can really get a good education, and you will have the genny for backup and recharge. You will really get a good idea how far you can push it with your on-board battery.
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Old 06-09-2020, 02:17 PM   #3
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We are for 3 days and using a 2013 X23B. I assume I’ll be good for the propane? If I use the generator, would it run the A/C if that’s all that is on? What can I run on 13.3 amps in the camper?
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You might want to add your RV and tow vehicle so people can give you the best answers.
Since you didn't say I will assume you have rooftop AC. The little 2000 watt unit will run the AC but probably not start it. ACs use a lot of power till they get up to speed then tapir off a bit. Otherwise you can run the microwave or coffee pot, or toaster. But not more than one plus the draw your battery charger circuit in the RV will be using to bring up your battery. Do a couple of searches with the search bar above.

Two tanks of propane will last for a very long time for cooking and running the hot water heater and fridge. The furnace burns a lot more but you still should be ok for a few weeks in weather that doesn't drop way down at night.
One of these combo voltmeter and usb chargers that plug into your cigarette lighter hole most RVs have will keep you from killing the battery if you check it. $10 on Amazon.
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Thank so much!
We are for 3 days and using a 2013 X23B. I assume Iíll be good for the propane? If I use the generator, would it run the A/C if thatís all that is on? What can I run on 13.3 amps in the camper?
I have used a borrowed honda 2000 generator with my 23B, and it ran the ac with no issues. Recommend trying it at home to confirm.

Propane use, not an issue this time of year.

Incandescent light bulbs do use a fair amount of power. So if your not careful, you will need the genny to charge up the battery.
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I agree with @Jagiven about not using the HWT at all, however I do FILL mine up at the water station on the way in. That is a few more gallons of usable water on board. If we need hot water, we boil on the jet burner or stove.

We can easily go for several days with our group 27 battery and no generator, but we do have a small solar panel to keep the battery topped up during sunny days. We also converted all lighting over the LED and use it sparingly. We do use the radio some (although we use a good rechargeable Bluetooth speaker more) and charge our phones and tablets as well, but everything else is on propane. Showers are in the lake with environmentally friendly camp suds.

In all our years of camping, I have never really missed AC, but then even when we have power, we don't use it. We do use a few 12V fans to keep the air moving and manage ventilation carefully to keep things cool. You might consider some PUG's (Pop-Up Gizmos) for your bunk ends if you camp in sunny spots.
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We were at Assateague for a week. Carried a blue 5 gallon water jug incase we needed more water. (Trailer carries 88 gallons).
We have a Micro Air Softstart on our AC so out 2000 watt Yamaha Generator has no problem running that. Generator are allowed to be run between 0900 and 2200. During the afternoon, while we were at the beach, we would turn off the AC and run the electric hot water heater for doing dishes, cleaning up, etc. In the evening I would run the A/C (We were there in August) and cool the trailer down, then, run battery powered car fans during the night.
Made the kids and adults use the bath house during the day so our sewer and grey tank lasted the week.

I used a Marine 6 gallon gas can and that would run my generator for several days.
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