Toy hauler battery options? Six volt or 12 deep cycle option?

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  • Mar 4, 2005
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    What are ya'all using for your travel trailers for off grid?
     
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    Expensive but lithium batteries are the way to go...there is a solar system off grid page on facebook
     
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    1000 for one battery :eek:
     
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    I run 2 - 6 volts in my motorhome . Had the same in my toyhauler.
     
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    Lithiums great but the poor mans way is 2 6 volts in series.I have one 100 w solar panel($250) and it keeps them topped off good when dry camping.I never even run my honda generator,dont know why i take it.
    You will replace the six volts (interstate costcos $120 each) every 3-5 years depending on how you keep up on maintenance but 2 lithiums are $2000 bucks plus you would want at least a couple solar panels to go with that investment ($500+)
    So $500 vs $2500,lithiums better but you can buy alot of 6 volts for 2 grand.
    If i was going to be using my rv fulltime or even a good part of the year lithium would be a good investment but too much $ for once in awhile.
     
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    Lithium is the future. But 2 strong 6 volt will get you years of great service. 6 or more years vs 2 with 12 volt systems. Pay for good high amp hr batteries and you won’t be sorry. My last set I got 7 years in a travel trailer. Mostly dry camping.
     
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    Damn, might be difficult to find these batteries since covid. Anyone local to SD have a hookup?
     
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    For lithium
    Theres also another place that sells them but cant remember their name.
    For six volts costco has as good a deal as any on interstates.
     
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    Dollar for dollar golf cart batteries work great! I have 4 in my toyhauler... my setup wont run the microwave or A/C but will last weeks and months if I pull my solar out. My buddy can run his microwave.
     
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    These are all great ideas folks, thank you.
     
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    What are ya'all using for your travel trailers for off grid?
    I've got 570 watts of solar and four AGM 6 volt batteries. AGMs are $325 each so not as high as lithium but will outlast lead acid 3-1 so I'm told. They're also maintainance free. I also have a 3500 watt generator for back up and running the ACs when needed. We like to camp off grid. I'm going to add a 3000 watt inverter soon.
     
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    21' skiff and 12' portabote recycled from milk jugs
    I've got 570 watts of solar and four AGM 6 volt batteries. AGMs are $325 each so not as high as lithium but will outlast lead acid 3-1 so I'm told. They're also maintainance free. I also have a 3500 watt generator for back up and running the ACs when needed. We like to camp off grid. I'm going to add a 3000 watt inverter soon.
    That is a kickass setup,you definitely need an inverter too!If its truly 3-1 thats icing on the cake.Their are guys running inverter mini splits with that kind of setup.
     
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    Im cheap, 2 12v super starts from Oreillys in parallel and a small solar trickle charger. When I do 4+ days in the dunes ill kick on my 4500 genny for an hour or so to give them some juice once a day. Has worked for me for 3+ seasons and costs less than one agm or lithium
     
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    Im cheap, 2 12v super starts from Oreillys in parallel and a small solar trickle charger. When I do 4+ days in the dunes ill kick on my 4500 genny for an hour or so to give them some juice once a day. Has worked for me for 3+ seasons and costs less than one agm or lithium
    That sounds good. So O Reilly has soft starts? I'm gonna check those out.
     
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    I've got 570 watts of solar and four AGM 6 volt batteries. AGMs are $325 each so not as high as lithium but will outlast lead acid 3-1 so I'm told. They're also maintainance free. I also have a 3500 watt generator for back up and running the ACs when needed. We like to camp off grid. I'm going to add a 3000 watt inverter soon.
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    I went with Chins Lithium batteries from Amazon. Great support here in CA and like Battleborn, offer a 10 year warranty. They even gave me a free charger. Only time we kick on the generator is for the microwave, and AC at the river.
     
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    Went with two 6's. Just rigging something anti-theft with some hardened chain and plate cause the local tweekers love batteries and propane tanks.
     
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