Hey all been a lurker on here for a while and this is my first post. We recently purchased a 13' 1973 Boler
and I'm going to have to redo all the interior electrical
as it's a mess and likely a safety hazard. I suspect I'm bringing up a topic that's been beat to death but I want to make sure I have it right before I start ordering parts so I apologize in advance.
It's pretty rare that we camp at an unserviced spot these days so my first instinct was just to go all AC Power and simply replace the old Bargman shore power inlet with a new 125v/30Amp RV inlet; maybe install an Inverter so I could use a battery
as a back up. However, we are considering a long trip next year so serviced lots are not a guarantee and I've read Inverters suck the battery
dry very fast.
Digging through the threads here it sounds like the most common recommendation is doing a dual AC/DC system with the AC going to the plugins and fridge
(??) while lights
, the water pump, roof vent fan etc. run off a set of DC circuits using a Progressive Dynamics 4000 Series Power Converter. Sounds like this product will also ensure the Batter is kept charged when plugged into Shore Power or Solar
(not doing Solar
yet but someday maybe). Anyway on to my stupid questions.
1) I'm assuming that the camper outlets are only available when your plugged into a serviced lot with the system? Pretty sure I'm right on this but wanted to double check so I can set family expectations accordingly lol
2) I'm thinking if I buy the following and some type 3, 10 gauged wire I have all I need but wanted to see if I'm missing something.
- 125v, 30A Inlet: https://www.amazon.ca/Swess-Power-Re...1476953&sr=8-5
- Progressive Dynamics Converter
- 12v Deep Cell Battery