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Old 12-08-2009, 02:48 AM   #1
randye
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Electricty

Hello My electric is out here in New Mexico, no one knows when it will come back on, how long can I run the the furnace on the batteries. I have two deep cell and never have had to run it long.thanks
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:18 AM   #2
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If you hook up the TV and run the engine, it will help charge.
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Old 12-08-2009, 04:51 AM   #3
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randye,
You should be able to get about 2 days with out recharging your batteries. Of course it all depends on what else you are running.

Check with your neighbors to see if someone has a generator they can loan you. Or go down and buy a Honda or Yamaha generator.

Charging the battery with the trailer hookup can take forever. It really is only a trickle charge type process. Ask me how I know.

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Old 12-08-2009, 07:38 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice, the power was only out for about one hour. So not a problem, we when in to the Dairy Queen and had breakfast and took the pooch with us. Just 20 mins after we finished I checked and the power was back on. We have been here a year and it has never been off even that long, One of our neighbors has a motor home with a onboard generator, he has a long enough cord to reach the 50A that is run by the huge cummings generator that the store we work at is on. So if it became a problem he said we could run a cord from his to ours nad we would be good. Thanks again.
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