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Old 05-15-2018, 12:04 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I plan to do a lot of traveling and dry camping this summer in my 2704T.

Two things....my Dodge Ram has a 14ga. wire to the 7 plug that is hot all the time......

( ask me how I know ) for charging the RV batteries. I plan to add a relay controlled by acc. and run a fused 10ga. through the contact to run my fridge while on the road.

Also I'm thinking of using one of those little $100.00, 2 cycle, 700 watt generators to power the converter to recharge the batteries while camped.

What do you think? Would the AC be too dirty and harm the converter?
I know it might be loud but I would only use it in the middle of the day.
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If it's a 2T please use high quality oil. Not all is consumed during combustion and the residuals will be around for some time. Enjoy!
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:31 PM   #3
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Air Cond needs the 120volt power, or large gen.
The small gen will work on the batteries. I use my Battery Tender to charge while camping on 120v.
I use a 1KWatt gen and still takes 1-3 hours for charge on low batteries. I use a home batt charger with generator.
The power from the converter will charge your batteries while on generator, without external charger, BUT VERY SLOWLY.
Good call on the larger wire for fridge/ fused!
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:12 AM   #4
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O.K. so I will be using my battery charger to recharge the batteries and not relying on the converter....thanks!....that is the kind of info I was looking for!

I will be up in the northern part of the country and Canada so hopefully it will be cool enough at night to not need A/C, if not, I guess I'll just have to pick up and move to somewhere with hook-ups.
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