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Batteries and Boondocking – The Last Piece of the Puzzle

I know there has been post after post on the blog concerning the problems and challenges

Messin' with the Boondocking Batteries

I have had with my house battery set up.  It is hard to convey the absolute dependence you have on a set of batteries when you have no access whatsoever to shore power.  I can’t pick up and go to an RV park or even get access to a common wall socket.   I can’t say I just have to make it through a weekend or a few days until I can get to some electricity.  I have nothing but the

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OCD Behavior in the Boondocks

Wednesday morning I woke up in my RV and the  gray light was just starting to seep in the windows. An insistent beeping had awakened me…  the Norcold refrigerator yet again!  WTF?  Deja Vu.  This sucked!  Shaking off the sleep, I  looked at the Trimetric and it showed 11.2 volts.  How could that be???  I had gone to bed the previous night with adequate ( I thought) amps banked in the batteries.  Obviously not!

Rain spatters the camera lens. The Old Girl at home in Calvert,TX as a new day starts.

I pulled on my Red Wings and went outside to

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Dancin' the Dance

When I got to the new jobsite on Tuesday I was whipped. By the time I bulldozed out the RV parking spot and got everything situated and hooked up outside my old Wrangler butt was draggin’ the ground. I was really looking forward to some satellite TV, a cold beer and a hot meal. According to previous experience, I ran the Generac generator 2 hours to top off the batteries.  I watched TV a bit longer than that.

Just so you understand where this is going, some background is in order.   I have not done any extreme

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