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Old 04-28-2016, 01:06 AM   #31
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well... I am just starting to build mine. that's why so many questions!!
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:49 AM   #32
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Not a problem. Here you'll get more suggestions than a few when you ask questions.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:20 AM   #33
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Water tanks are reasonable from a surplus seller on ebay.

As far as charging goes, when your plugged in use this,

Robot Check,

or something similar.

Charging from your alternator is good if you have one that is high output, some people don't like to idle while sitting, but while driving it's a very good option.
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:29 PM   #34
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As far as charging goes, when your plugged in use this,
Robot Check,
or something similar.
"Magnum MS2012 2000W Inverter 12V W/50A Pfc Charger"? What's a Pfc charger? Does it charge your privates? Do they need charging? I'm confused.
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:41 PM   #35
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any chance this would be any good? someone local has one for like $300
http://www.amazon.com/Go-Power-GP-SW.../dp/B00153EWLY
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:48 PM   #36
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you can get by on 1500w...and

it is a reliable brand...and

it is "pure sine wave"...

they typically range from a hundred to $400 bucks depending on brand & bells & whistles. A few go higher.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:02 PM   #37
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I see this one all over online for $500 - $600

I have no idea what I need with respect to power.
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Old 04-28-2016, 06:27 PM   #38
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"Magnum MS2012 2000W Inverter 12V W/50A Pfc Charger"? What's a Pfc charger? Does it charge your privates? Do they need charging? I'm confused.
Power factor correction.
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Old 04-28-2016, 09:21 PM   #39
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inverter/ chargers are good for there charging power, mine will put up to 100 amps into the batteries when pluged into a 30 amp shore power. its a modified and ive never had a problem. 2000 watts will do about everything you need
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That sounds expensive.
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