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smitty257

camp trailer rebuild

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smitty257

I'm rebuilding my Travelite camp trailer and am considering adding a battery for interior lights and other stuff. Any suggestions as to a battery type and size?

 

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DigbyODell

I friend did it to his and used a marine grade battery, the seem to handle the constant drain/recharge better than a standard car battery..

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beenshot

you will get the best service from a deep cycle battery. but a good one is going to weigh about 40 lbs or more

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smitty257

Wow....40lbs is alot of extra weight to carry. May have to rethink that idea. Thanks.

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AspectTwo

We need :picture:'s of your progress.....really interested in this!

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Hodgy

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If the battery is for one or two nights at a time just use a motorcycle or lawn-tractor battery. Your bike will recharge it as you ride and you could add a small solar panel(s) on top of your trailer that will keep the battery up while camping and between trips when your trailer is sitting idle.

 

 

 

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smitty257

Yep, it's just for the weekends. So that M/C battery idea with the solar panels sounds very interesting. Thanks.....

Pictures will be posted soon! The frame is done and back together with the camper box. Now getting the parts together for the LED lights and wiring harness.

 

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lucky_x16

You may want to go with a series of RC Car batteries and use LED lights.

A DC charger and a daisy chain of 4 or 5 batteries will only set you back about 5lbs.

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Joep

Could also run a solar fence battery.. with leds you would have minimal draw and these were made to cycle through charging and maitaining power for discharge capacitors and they are some what weatherproof also.. about half of the car/deep cycle batteries weight...

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Ghost Rider 2

If yopu want power and lite wieght. Get a gel battery from a handicap scooter. They have great reserve cap, and relitivly lite wieght, compared to a marine battery.

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Joep

And the power options continue to expand the choices..

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smitty257

Haven't figured out how to post pictures here but I added some progress pictures on my photo album. check'm out.

 

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mespock

I say hang some disco lights ... and time to party...

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