Updating older motorhomes
It’s nice to be able to flip a switch when I’m ready to leave and have a fresh battery in reserve to power the trailer jacks and bring the slide in.
Yes, like any other product out there the manufacture is on the look out to keeping costs down and leave it up to the customer to add on or improve some things.
Drawing from my experience RVing full time here are a few of my upgrade ideas for you new RV folks, especially if you plan to do some dry camping with out the convenience of electric hookups.
and gives you the ability to use the small AC chargers so many of our new gadgets use these days.
The inverter can be installed very simply to run a single AC outlet like I have done in my rig or you can wire into the RVs main electrical system using a transfer switch so you have power to all the rigs AC sockets.
It doesn’t take many lights on to start using a significant amount of power from the batteries.
An upgrade to LED type bulbs can really help out with this problem.Now have 141,000 miles on it and have had it in every state but one. The old beast runs so well that we just can't seem to get the least bit enthused about getting a newer one. This is a growing collection of projects about repairing and improving your own trailer, camper or RV.The replacement 12 volt LED lamps will use as much, as 10 times less power, since they don’t waste it on heat like traditional incandescent type bulbs.This easy upgrade can dramatically increase your battery life off grid and reduce that annoying converter fan noise when on full hookup power.It’s best to get one called a pure/true sine wave inverter as these put out a little cleaner type of power ideal for modern electronics.