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Old 08-11-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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Two 6-volt batteries on Scamp 5th wheel

Has anyone converted to two 6-volt batteries with a Scamp 5th Wheel? If so, how did you mount them? Did you need to replace the converter? Are you happy with the results?

I have 2011 model and would like to be able to travel in winter without having to find hookups every night.

Thanks for any input.
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He has a Scamp 5th wheel and written volumes on what he has done to function off the grid. There is a heavy influence on solar and Led's. I have not seen him around for a while but he used to give seminars at some of the meets out west.
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Thanks for the tip!
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The basic idea is there's two major ways for using your 12 volt power. One is to increase the capacity such going from 74-100amp hour to 150 amp hour plus.

The other (my preference) is to reduce the consumption to the point where the 74 amp hour battery is plenty. I've done this by all LED lighting, solar battery charging, and frugal use of the furnace. The only things that draw from the battery are lights, charging some electronics and the furnace. No electric water pump, no inverter running 120 appliances. A 65 Watt portable solar panel.
I can go as long a I want without worry.
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Nicely summarized Byron!
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