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Old 04-25-2016, 09:32 AM
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Drawing power off JK battery

We recently secured a nice travel trailer just in time for our trip up to Tennessee in June. The spot were where will be camping does not have access to any power. Is there a way to get power from the JK battery to the AC unit in the trailer? Is that even safe and how long could it go without draining the battery (though im sure the output of the ac would be a factor). What about a rechargeable generator and using a fan. Generators seem pretty expensive, though. Think this is a better idea? All i know is it gets darn hot there in the summer was hoping for some way to stay a bit cooler.

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I would think running and AC unit of the battery (if it is even possible) would drain the battery pretty quickly.

A stand alone gas powered generator is you best option

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You'd need quite the battery/charger/inverter setup to run your trailer's AC. Would probably cost more than just getting a proper generator. Don't forget to factor in hauling fuel for the generator too.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:53 AM
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thanks everyone. im thinking some small battery powered fans and some cool towels are the way to go for that trip.
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Another option could be to rent a generator for your trip. I was in TN in June a couple years ago, pretty damn hot a few of those days!
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