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    Posted: 22 Oct 2021 at 10:54am
 We have about four weeks of reservations at Clearwater Lake and Alexander Springs campgrounds in Florida this Winter. Our new solar panel will be helpful because both campgrounds do not have electrical hook ups we will still have our generator when needed. Will be our first time camping without electrical hook up but I think we can adjust. It will be cooler weather so AC will not be needed we can run generator if our battery gets to low or if we need the microwave. Hope we have a lot of sunny days!
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Hopefully it will work out for you. 
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How much battery capacity do you have? 200 amp hours or so (dual batteries) will work much better while off grid by providing more energy storage for cloudy days as well as reducing frequency of generator operation.
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 We only have one battery that we bought at Walmart do not remember it's amperage hours. We will just need to be careful on the amount of electricity we use. I hope the camp site we have reserved doesn't have a lot of trees and that we have many sunny days. We have been warned about the bears in that frequent the area and alligators in the surrounding lakes we will be traveling with two dogs and a cat. Never traveled with a cat before it will be a learning process with our pets and no electrical or water hook ups. No dogs are allowed around the lake I think because of the danger of alligators. I am thinking positive that we will have a great time just need to be careful.
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Unless your very frugal with your electric usage or your tow vehicle can't tolerate the additional tongue weight (about 60-80 lbs more) you will most likely ultimately want dual batteries if you do a lot of off grid camping. It's well worth it, many of us here will only camp at places without electricity, myself included.

If you do get dual batteries, your best choice ( short of converting to Lithium) is two 6V golf cart batteries connected in series. That will have a rating of around 205-220 amp hours at 12V. Get case size GC2 batteries and a couple plastic battery cases that fit that size. You would would also need a battery jumper to connect them in series, one only.

In the meantime keep track of your battery charge level and enjoy your trip!
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