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Posted: 08/30/20 02:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocreek wrote:

The op stated, he just bought a $400 Lifeline battery.
Yes lifeline AGM will fair better than the WM flooded battery.
I hope the charging system is getting to 14.4 volts when expected or this Lifeline might be a bit undercharged and reduced capacity.


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Thanks everyone for all your input and help, I have decided ,no inverter, I’ll just make instant coffee or my wife can start the generator LOL


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Lwiddis wrote:

mattyj, your question shows you know little about RV electrical. Get the basics by reading online. It will be time well spent. Not many seasoned RVers would even consider using single a group 27 battery.
I've been Rving for 50+ years, I currently have 1 grp27 battery and have for 20 years in my Lance truck camper and do just fine. I don't use a bunch of stuff but it powers my lights, pump, lap top and charges all my electronics. I stickily boondock and as long as my food holds out i'm good. I do have solar and a generator that I carry but never use as the solar takes care of everything.


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mattyj wrote:

Thanks everyone for all your input and help, I have decided ,no inverter, I’ll just make instant coffee or my wife can start the generator LOL


While that is your choice, a VERY good cup of coffee can be made with the stove.


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tuna fisher wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

mattyj, your question shows you know little about RV electrical. Get the basics by reading online. It will be time well spent. Not many seasoned RVers would even consider using single a group 27 battery.
I've been Rving for 50+ years, I currently have 1 grp27 battery and have for 20 years in my Lance truck camper and do just fine. I don't use a bunch of stuff but it powers my lights, pump, lap top and charges all my electronics. I stickily boondock and as long as my food holds out i'm good. I do have solar and a generator that I carry but never use as the solar takes care of everything.


LOL//Yup..After over 50 years of rving,I guess were not seasoned enough...Laffin

A bunch of the older truck campers only came with one battery..No room for two conventionally in the space provided..We get by from using things like, Catalytic heat that uses no battery at all or portable hand chargers for our phones and laptops if we even took them..

Heck,I never weighed any RV until I read about it on the internet,now it's fun with a grain scale a block away..Never worried about batteries either,I have ran them until the TV screen started shrinking then recharged them..Never noticed any degradation replacing them every 5 years or so and they cost less than $100..

The old way was boring but inexpensive,this new internet way is fun but expensive...

That's my inexperienced take on it...


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Hey Matty, forget the inverter and get a different coffee pot. I use a Melitta Drip coffee maker. Boil the water on the stove and pour over the grinds, like a manual version of a Mr Coffee. If you get the thermal carafe, the coffee stays hot all day. Uses ZERO electric, stove only.

Actually we upgraded from the glass to the thermal when we had the TT, I'll give you our old glass one for free if you want to try it. PM me.


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BurbMan wrote:

Hey Matty, forget the inverter and get a different coffee pot. I use a Melitta Drip coffee maker. Boil the water on the stove and pour over the grinds, like a manual version of a Mr Coffee. If you get the thermal carafe, the coffee stays hot all day. Uses ZERO electric, stove only.

Actually we upgraded from the glass to the thermal when we had the TT, I'll give you our old glass one for free if you want to try it. PM me.
Thanks for the offer but instead Ill take your advice onthe manual Mr Coffee Thanks

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BurbMan wrote:

Hey Matty, forget the inverter and get a different coffee pot. I use a Melitta Drip coffee maker. Boil the water on the stove and pour over the grinds, like a manual version of a Mr Coffee. If you get the thermal carafe, the coffee stays hot all day. Uses ZERO electric, stove only.

Actually we upgraded from the glass to the thermal when we had the TT, I'll give you our old glass one for free if you want to try it. PM me.
Thanks for the offer but instead Ill take your advice onthe manual Mr Coffee Thanks

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Pour over its pretty good,that's what I used this last trip but for me,it just isn't the same as from a coffee maker..I just ordered a Mr Coffee 4 cup coffee maker...I love my coffee..lol...

Let's is know how you l like the Mr Coffee our over..

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jaycocreek wrote:

Pour over its pretty good,that's what I used this last trip but for me,it just isn't the same as from a coffee maker...


I disagree, I think the Melitta pour-over makes better coffee than the plug-in. The key is not to boil the water, if the water is too hot it makes the coffee bitter.

I agree that the plug-in is more consistent for that reason.

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