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    Soon to be New owner

    Hello everyone,

    Iím in the process of picking up a 2019 Reflection 367BHS. Iím totally new to RVís but Iíve been spending hour sifting thru various threads on here.

    Iíll be living in the RV full time until my house is constructed. The first month or so will be off the grid as I await the installation of water and power.

    Iím in the PacNW so there isnít a ton of sunlight available year round for solar so Iíll be picking ul a generator. Iíll probably go with an Onan 4500i or a Westinghouse igen4500. I have a few dogs that will need to be kept cool on the rare hot days so I think a larger generator would be best.

    The RV only has one deep celled battery and that has me worried a bit. I have no background in wiring or electrical work, but I feel like a more powerful battery bank should be installed. Iíve read good things about making a bank of golf cart batteries so I will probably look into that.

    Anyways, Iíll stop rambling. Just wanted to make my presence known and to say thanks for putting together a great resource for new folks like myself. Thanks to the info Iíve read here, Iíll probably survive 10 days instead of the 3 hours prior to finding this place haha.

    RB

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    Habe you considered putting in an rv car port type structure? It will lessen the heat load on the rig and will serve you after the build.

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    Congrats and welcome to the group.
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    Golf cart batteries would be a good choice. Remember each pair gets wired in series.
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    Welcome aboard!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RV Sailor View Post
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    Golf cart batteries would be a good choice. Remember each pair gets wired in series.

    Thanks everyone. Iím on day 2 right now. The RV has the stock battery and it dies super fast even with nothing actively running. I charge it up and run most things on my Champion 4500. Iíll look into the golf cart batteries. Iíve found a couple website that ran up to 4 golf cart batteries. Iíll keep digging thru old threads on here as well.
    Last edited by NwNewbie; 05-09-2021 at 05:32 PM.

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    I charades up the battery and itís holding on. Unplugging the microwave helped a lot haha. You really learn about what consumes energy when youíre not plugged in. Iíll be checking out batteries tomorrow.

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