First post here and first time FGRV owner so bare with me. I picked up a 1980 El Macho for the right price that needed a fair amount of TLC and I need some tips/reassurances that Im on the right track. Im trying to keep this pretty basic but it is my first go round with something like this.
The electrical/Fridge were toasted and I wanted to replace incandescents with LED anyway. So I pretty much fully gutted the interior. Pulled the fridge
, pulled the smoked converter, pulled the cracked water tank, pulled the lights
. Stove burners and propane
is working fine so I left that.
I picked up a deep cycle 12v marine battery
, and inverter
The old battery
was on the trailer tongue but my intention was to install the new battery
(in a battery box) next to the exterior vent panel where the fridge
was and build a small wall/divider in that space to seal off the interior where I want to keep a cooler. On the wall/divider, I should have space to mount the inverter and charger adjacent to the battery. This will keep the battery close to the inverter and avoid loosing voltage running a longer cable??? Good idea? Bad Idea? Does it even matter when we are talking about 1ft vs 5/6ft distance difference?
The inverter will just be turned on and used to charge phones, Ipads, and other small battery powered devices. Maybe a small vent fan above the burners at some point. The only other thing the battery will power is 3 12v LED interior lights
Im installing inside using existing wires.
Anything I'm missing here? Sound logical for my needs? As long as Im using LED designed for 12v power I should not need any load resistors or additional fuses?