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wopachop

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Posted: 05/26/20 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would check the trailer for a newly developed power draw before you buy new batteries. If they are not holding a charge overnight, maybe its because something new is sucking them down.

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Posted: 05/26/20 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ramblin' Ralph wrote:

Sounds like GCs are the way to go. However, my truck camper battery compartment won't hold 2. My 2nd 12v is in the truck bed, ahead of the wheel well. If I put the GC there, I would have to rewire for series vs. parallel. Also would have to put the GC on the ground when I take my camper off the truck. To simplify things, I'll just stick with 27DC and hope another brand gives me better luck.

Thanks for the tips.


With the 2003 truck same as yours and the TC we had, I carried two golf car batts in the bed driver's side up front. Had to stop the slide-in when the camper was by the wheel well to hook up the wiring, then slide in the rest of the way. Couldn't get at the batts once the camper was all the way in.

So you could do that plus still have your 27 in the camper. One of my set-ups was to have two 6s in parallel with one 12 for when camping. Separated at home between trips. Worked great.

Camper was off the truck most of the time, so the two 6s were off the truck too so we could use the truck for other jobs. Gives a chance to get at the batts for maintenance too (see the SG, and if need water)


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2. 1991 Bighorn 9.5ft Truck Camper on 2003 Chev 2500HD 6.0 Gas

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