PowerUp for Silent Running! - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-10-2008, 10:46 PM   #1
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I am finding one battery is not much power when boondocking. I like the quiet of running like the old WWII submarines on battery power, but with one its not silent for long, then I have to start up the generator. My dog house on the front of the BigFoot trailer doesn't look like it has room for a second battery and I am wondering about other mods people have made to fit a second one in where there is adequate ventilation.

I know a solar hookup on the roof would be a good addition, but I didn't opt for the expense this year. Maybe next time.


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Old 06-10-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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I carry an "emergency" second battery in the trailer and charge it by different methods (Outside the rig, of course) when it is convenient. When battery #1 gets low (Which is rare with my solar set up) I swap them out and charge #1 while using the second.. or go home and charge if my trip isn't a long one..

No need to have two permanently installed.. for me, anyway.

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I am wondering about other mods people have made to fit a second one in where there is adequate ventilation.
I have always been impressed with Bill Abbay's Bigfoot Modifications.
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