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#1 OffTheGridMaps-Montana

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 02:55 PM

I recently purchased a 2005 Eagle.  The previous owner had never hooked up an auxiliary battery inside the camper, they just pulled directly from the truck battery.  So, I'd like some advice on getting an aux battery hooked up.

 

1) Any recommendations for RV-specific batteries?  I don't have any (current) plans to add solar to my roof, but I do have a small portable solar panel that I could imagine using for extra charge during the summer.

 

2) How do I hook up the battery?  I have an IOTA DLS-30 in the large compartment under the sink, and there are a couple wires coiled up in the upper corner (see picture).  I'm thinking I would just need to splice on some car battery post leads and should be good to go?

 

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3) How difficult would it be to move the battery to the other side of the camper, under the rollover couch?  I have lots of under-couch storage, and would rather keep the under sink area for cooking supplies, etc.


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#2 CougarCouple

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 01:34 PM

Hello Off grid
I think your question is not so easy an answer. So many variables, so I googled this (first link) to try to help. I'm am by no means qualified to make decisions for you, but hope this helps. The second link came from the search and I got caught up in reading it and thought it was interesting with a lot of information. Good luck.

Russ



simple camper 12 volt battery schematic

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#3 OffTheGridMaps-Montana

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 05:08 PM

Thanks, I called the FWC factory and the picture that I posted is definitely NOT a connection for the battery.  They said what I want to do is splice the pigtail coming out of the camper, add a battery separator, and then tie back into the main line of the pigtail.  All current from the house battery and/or directly from the truck battery will still travel through the main line into the IOTA converter.

 

Sounds like it's not too much of a project for those that are handy.


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