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    Battery Maintenance/Storage

    Thank you very much!
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    Battery Maintenance/Storage

    Thank you. So there are two panels in the kit so I think it's 90w total. I wont have it near a power source to charge routinely so it's either solar or my trucks alternator. Is it bad to use the truck alternator? I actually have dual alternators in my truck for my winch but only one battery...
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    Battery Maintenance/Storage

    Thanks for clarifying that they are wired in series. The solar manufacturer is called Zamp and it does have a controller on the back of one of the panels. It has two panels that folds up for storage when not in use. Any thoughts on this controller? Should I just set up the large panels and...
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    Battery Maintenance/Storage

    I'll take a picture today and get the exact model. My understanding is it's a 12V system as they are wired in parallel. That's certainly what my meter in the back says!
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    Battery Maintenance/Storage

    Thank you. It's a fairly new teardrop build, but I bought it used so didn't discuss the setup with the vendor so am trying to learn what I need to know. It doesn't have an alternator. Had two 6V deep cycle batteries wired in parallel. I'll have to read more about how to do a proper audit. I'm...
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    Battery Maintenance/Storage

    Thank you all! This is extremely helpful. I really like the idea of using solar. Any recommendations on a solid controller and solar panel combo. I would rather not break the bank, but don't want junk either. I already have a large solar panel for when I'm camping. So just looking for a small...
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    Battery Maintenance/Storage

    My trailer has two Interstate GC2-ECL-UCL batteries wired in parallel. I store it away from an electrical source and sometimes there is a couple months between use. Should I pull the batteries everytime and plug them in at home to a trickle charger? Is their a solar trickle charger that...
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    New trailer - understand battery system

    Thanks y'all! I tried to post a photo but it's saying it's too large. My voltage seems to get up around 12.5 after driving so I guess based on the chart above I should top them off with a charger to 12.64 and not go below 12V? The previous owner told me not to go below 10.6V. These are lead...
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    New trailer - understand battery system

    If anyone can offer some help it would be greatly appreciated as I am new to electrical stuff. I bought a trailer and it has two deep cycle 6V golf cart batteries. The voltage reads above 12 so that leaves me to believe they are wired in series. It has no invertor but does have a shore power...
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    WTB Off-Road Trailer ~$15,000

    Found a nice deal on a 2020 Teardrop NW commander! Tows like it's not even there behind my power wagon. Should be perfect for my backcountry adventures and it hits all my needs! Posting this to close out the post and for motivation for those looking as I was getting pretty discouraged...
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    WTB Off-Road Trailer ~$15,000

    One last bump. Willing to go up to $20k for an off-road teardrop that has the following: 1. Pressurized water tank with instant hot water heater 2. Off-grid power system with fridge/freezer 3. Insulated/set-up for cold weather camping w/heater 4. Roof rack Cash buyer. Need to buy in the next...
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    WTB Off-Road Trailer ~$15,000

    Thanks to those that reached out. We are still looking for the right fit for us. Tow vehicle is a power wagon so have decided to focus our search on a teardrop style trailer or larger since we have the tow capacity. Have a couple big multi-week trips coming up in a so if we don't find...
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    WTB Off-Road Trailer ~$15,000

    I sent you a private message with my email. Thanks
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    Sold..............(Price Reduced) For Sale..2014 SoCal Off-Road Teardrop..

    Great looking and well cared for trailer! Does it have a hot water heater? How many gallons is the water tank? Do you know if it would be possible to install some kind of rack for a kayak or something?
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