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Old 08-22-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Recommend a Battery Power Monitor

We just acquired a 316RL and since we do a lot of boon docking I thought it would be a good idea to invest in a "power monitor" so I can keep my batteries in good shape and know when to turn on the genny to give them a boost. Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced unit that I could install? Also please point me to any threads discussing these. I have looked but not found much.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:04 AM   #2
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If you use the forum search feature you will find several mods that folks have done to install "volt meters" to there trailers. One just recently is HERE.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #3
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It's not a bad idea to get a gauge. I have never had one and run the genny each night at dinner to charge up. Maybe acouple hours to about 4 hours. Wait afew minutes after it's off and check the panel for the battery level. If it's hot, the genny comes on for A/C but not here much.
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