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Old 10-27-2015, 12:31 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman View Post
For the last 6 years we've averaged close to 120 nights per year. Average per night camping fees $7.50. Now how much do you pay for annual fees to Passport America?

I think Passport America is about $50 per year. Most of my camping is on federal land, but as I said, after 4-5 days of dry camping, I want hookups, a long shower, and wifi. I've been camping for less than two months, so I have not tried to figure my average cost per day yet. I'm fulltiming, though, so I have no other housing expenses.

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Old 10-27-2015, 07:16 AM   #30
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The first question I would ask is "How are you measuring your battery charge?". This will help determine if you are getting a full (100%) charge in the first place. Your best friend is a voltage monitor with at least a 4 digit display. Anything beyond that gets a bit overcomplicated and $$$.

Next is if you are attempting to run your refrigerator on 12 VDC at any time, even when towing.

Your phone and your I-pad may draw up to 4 amps when both are on charge, this isn't a small amount of drain.

Overall a 1-2 year old battery should not need replacement


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Thanks, Bob Miller. I measure charge with an Innova battery monitor. The fridge runs on electricity only when I'm on shore power. So maybe the combination of the furnace and charging the phones over 2.5 days reduced the charge to 40% (12.04, I think). I just bought a Renogy 100w solar suitcase, but I haven't started using it yet. That should help!

Safe travels!

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