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Roadtreking: Boondocking on one battery with older RVs

From the bloggers at Roadtreking.

You may have read about Mike Wendland’s and Campskunk’s field testing fancy new Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL models with a gazillion amps of lithium ion batteries and ungodly large inverters and acres of solar panels on the roof with envy. And you may be thinking that boondocking is beyond what you can do with your less sophisticated rig.

Not so!

Sure Mike and Campskunk have some neat features and can pretty much act like they are plugged into Con Edison, an infinite source of electricity, but chances are your current rig can handle boondocking quite well with some relatively simple mods and paying close attention to the resources you do have.

Our 20 year old Roadtrek is a perfect example. We have an Onan generator (installed 5 years ago, but the Roadtrek was “generator ready” from the factory) and a single Group 24 battery with a mere 80 amp hours of capacity (20 times less than what Mike has). If you boondock much, a generator is important, but if you only do it occasionally or after a long day of driving, it is not needed.

To read the full story by Roadtreking, click here.

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