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How to hook up battery to breaker Box
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 Hello, I have been trying research this on the web but have been having a hard time finding direct answers to my questions.We have a 12ft trailer that has had all the wiring pulled for a remodel…Continue

Tags: breaker, wiring, wire, trailer, power

Started this discussion. Last reply by zane lile Sep 28, 2016.

Ice Box part time, electric fride part time?
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We would like to be able to have the ability to use an electric compact fridge as an ice box when we're dry camping but plug it in when were somewhere with hookups. Has anyone had any experiance on…Continue

Tags: camping, refridgerator, dry, fridge, box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pat Daly May 24, 2012.

 

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zane lile replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"Carmella - What do you want to run from the battery ? I have a 12 ' I built myself - I run the water pump, light in bathroom, light in kitchen,from the battery. I also have a refrig, I can run off an inverter it is only about 100 watts, 12 v,…"
Sep 28, 2016
Rich Thomas replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"This is why GORV's is such a great place. An exchange of Ideas on a common topic. My take from all this is a well balanced RV is going to have a good balance of LP, AC and DC. and can be tailored one way or the other to favor the source for the…"
Apr 24, 2016
Matthew Tritt replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"Carmelita: Sorry that this discussion went off the rails, but there is one thing I need to say before I give it up. That is that your idea about using an electric cooker is pretty-much impossible - unless you always have access to shore power when…"
Apr 23, 2016
Matthew Tritt replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"Exactamente! As I recall, when I camped in my 59 VW kinda-camper, I felt priveleged to have a place to sleep that wasn't on the hard, cold ground. Having the little icebox was much better than a bunch of soggy cardboard and plastic bags…"
Apr 23, 2016
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"Yeppers Matthew, I'm scrolling down through all this and Ima thinking this is a 12 ft Trailer NOT a 45 Ft Prevost 50 amp Humongous Motorhome lol. Hey two golf cart batteries,,,,,,,,,,,A 30 amp or so Progressive Dynamics Smart 3/4 Stage Charger…"
Apr 23, 2016
Matthew Tritt replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"The flexible shore power cord required for boats and RV's alike is waterproof SO cord, not residential stranded conductors. 50 amps is a LOT of current, and equals 6,000 Watts @ 120 VAC. 30 amps is bad enough @ 3,600 Watts. In my occupation as…"
Apr 23, 2016
Matthew Tritt replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"Right-on, John. I had a 12' trailer 45 years ago that had 2 propane lamps and 3 12 volt lamps. No AC at all and the fridge was an icebox. Water was supplied by a marine hand pump and the head was a porta-potty. People these days are used to so…"
Apr 23, 2016
John "T" Nordhoff replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"  WOW, I see this topic is being re visited. I posted long ago and maybe its time for an update and to answer the posters actual questions. He talks bout a 12 FOOT TRAILER NOTTTTTTTTTTT SOME HUGE ENERGY HOG DUAL AC MOTORHOME. "We have a…"
Apr 23, 2016
Old soldier replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"Agree mostly. A vintage camper restored and ugraded for conveniences we consider "required" today, however, go against your statement. Modern campers come with either 30 amp for lower to moderate expense and size. Larger campers with…"
Apr 23, 2016
Matthew Tritt replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"Maximum ampacity for #12 copper is 20. If you have a 30 amp AC (as in alternating current) shore power connection, the conductors from main plug to breaker box must be at least #10. If you have a 50 amp plug, you must use #6! (The maximum ampacity…"
Apr 22, 2016
Old soldier replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"Yes, you must have a converter to make this work. You can buy them at many sources, but Vintage Trailer Supply is your best bet. Check their online catalog for the one you need. The converter will be hardwired to your breaker box when done. There is…"
Apr 22, 2016
Ray Ogden replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"What you need in as inverter/charger which automatically transfers from battery to shore power (when available) and recharges the batteries. The output of the inverter is connected to the breaker box, incoming power goes to the input and the…"
Apr 26, 2015
John R replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"Carmella, You have two separate electrical systems. You don,t mix the two. Your 115 volt shore power is one and needs a breaker box for safety. The 12 volt or low voltage system needs a small automotive fuse box with perhaps two or three circuits.…"
Jun 3, 2013
Mike Blumenstein replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"I love these conversations. To explain my setup for the benefit of the original poster and those interested... My Cortez is running all 3 systems if you will, LP, 12v DC and 110v AC. LP runs a catalytic heater (Wave 6) that keeps us nice and toasty…"
Jan 22, 2013
Glen Olson replied to Carmella & Kevin Byers's discussion How to hook up battery to breaker Box
"the 3.85 is gallon not pound,  $3.85 X 5 gallons = $20.00 and I think you filled a 20# for $15.00 not 40#"
Sep 21, 2012
Carmella & Kevin Byers replied to jessica dunek's discussion Propane refrigerator
"Are you in the portland, OR area? Would you like to come by and take a look at it. Im thinking $75 bucks for the fridge..."
Jul 8, 2012

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At 7:31am on August 8, 2011, Craig & Lisa said…
Welcome to GORV's CArmella. We are just south of Portland here too. It's always good to see other Oregonians here and especially when they are from Portland as well. :o) Welcome again Carmella.
 
 
 

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