[tcb] Question About Dual Battery Set-Up And Solar Panels

  • From: kelly dosch <kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 13:18:42 -0800 (PST)

  Hello. I need to get a deep cycle RV battery for my Westfalia Campmobile. I'm 
seeing about a gazillion types with vastly varying prices. ($120-$600!)  Is it 
really all that complicated or can I just get the cheap Sears Marine/RV 
battery?  ($120) 
  Also, I have noticed a lot of Westies with solar panels. Why? If they have a 
campsite with electrical hook-up the battery can charge itself. If not, the 
alternator will charge it during a short drive. I don't get it. Why would 
anybody want to drop $400 for a solar panel? (Tell me it isn't just to be 
  Thanks for your time,...  )< (- (_ (_ `(    


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