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Old 04-19-2024, 12:44 PM   #1
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Battery Update and Inverter Installation

It's time for me to upgrade my old wetcell batteries. I am looking for suggestions regarding deep cycle batteries (2) and in Inverter systems to go with it. We are looking for energy storage for 2 or 3 day trips. I would also like to hear if someone has suggestions to include a portable solar kit. We are in a Jayco Eagle HT 25.5 5th wheel.
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Old 04-23-2024, 02:02 PM   #2
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Go Lithium and add panels to your roof if yours is solar prepped. Only other thing you'll need to get is a charge controller. I did this and love it. Can go days without commercial power or a generator.
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Old 04-23-2024, 03:16 PM   #3
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mkren and I and a host of other agree that Lithium is so much better than lead batteries. I suspect you agree that lighter in weight by close to 50%, 100% of charge is usable without damage, no water to add, much longer life all make lithium my choice.
Note, I like Renogy, good people, USA presence, good gaurantee, been around a while, and have bluetooth reporting of state of charge.
Loved camping at Great Sand Dunes NP with no electric and no worries as my solar brought the battery back to 100% every day even with heavy use.
If you do go Renogy get a referral from buyer like me as the last time I checked they still give 7% off with a member referral.
Renogy has a bunch of beginner and intermediate how to videos on their website look for learn. A lot of it relates to solar but the rest of the system is discussed in terms I figured out.
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Old 04-23-2024, 06:48 PM   #4
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There are a lot of reason to convert to Lithium vice flooded lead acid batteries. Even if you have to purchase a $250 converter. Twice the usable power availability. Less weight and size difference. Rate of charge faster. I have a 28.5 rsts with solar prep. Have changed the Converter. Replaced the single Lead Acid with two 100 AH Li time batteries for less than $600 total. Now I am working on Solar. This Jayco is suposed to be wired but I can't seem to find the wires. Good Luck.
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Old 04-23-2024, 07:13 PM   #5
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I will add another big reason why to go with LifePo4 now, is that the prices have never been lower for LifePo4 batteries and I suspect with inflation that the prices now will not be seen even next year or perhaps ever again. ~CA
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