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« on: January 06, 2013, 09:12:51 AM »

W hat is a good size to use for House batteries?  Our bus is all electric and we use very little 12 power.

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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 09:20:27 AM »

A little more info would be nice-yes you are all electric. Does that mean you're at the power pole all the time? Or do you run a generator alot? Do you dry camp (no power pole)? Do you want to run your 120vac on batteries at times without the genset?

Sean has something like 8-8D AGM batteries with a 4,000 watt inverter to be able to run without genset for 24 hours-including being able to run a roof top A/C on the inverter.

Give us a clue. Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 02:38:59 PM »

We re at the pole or on a generator. The house batteries only power the 12 volt lights and the bed lift.

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 06:36:06 PM »

Dave,

I can't see that you need a house batt at all except maybe for the frig control circuit if it is LP.

Even then your starts are probably plenty of power.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 11:44:21 PM »

Get some golf cart batteries and put 2 in series to create 12V. I only have 2 and they last a LONG time if using LED lighting and water pump only. Golf cart batteries are cheap and you can get them most anywhere. The trojan T-105 you can get for just over $100 each i believe.
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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 12:43:50 AM »

Use 5  8D Gel Batteries, with a 2500 watt inverter that includes a 100 amp charger. Total electric (No LP Gas), 10 KW Power Tech, seems to work fine for me using a Samsung 24 Cu ft two door refrig with ice & water in door, yes I have spoiled myself.
LP is just too much of a hassel, including being hazordous, tunnels etc.
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