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The Real Reason We Installed Battle Born Lithium Batteries (Again) [2022 Review]

If you’ve had any discussions with anyone about RV batteries, you’ve likely heard the name Battle Born Batteries. That’s because they’re known as one of the best lithium battery manufacturers for RV’s and boats. Their LiFePO4 batteries have been a game-changer, not just for individuals but also for the entire RV industry. They are nearly …

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RV House Batteries vs. Starting Batteries: What’s the Difference?

Batteries can be one of the more confounding pieces of equipment when it comes to motorhomes. There’s one battery under the hood (a starting battery) and another somewhere in a bay or cabinet (a house battery). So, what’s the difference between RV house batteries and starting batteries? Though these batteries usually look similar, they serve …

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New 270Ah Drop-in Lithium Battery Formats 8D and GC3 From Battle Born Batteries

Battle Born Batteries has released two new battery formats that we are pretty interested in. The 8D and GC3 lithium battery. After first installing Battle Born GC2 batteries in our truck camper for our Go North expedition, we have become fans of these batteries but do these new formats make sense? The Battle Born 8D …

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What Components Need To Be Changed When Switching To Lithium Batteries?

Considering switching to lithium-ion batteries for your RV?  They are an amazing power source, but you may need to consider making a few upgrades alongside the batteries to get the most out of your new power system. One of the most common questions we get asked about lithium is what do I need to upgrade in …

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Batteries Tested! The Best RV Battery For The Money

Flooded, AGM, Lithium.  Which battery is best?  Well, we recently tested all of these in laboratory-controlled conditions. We determined the real-life performance and lifetime costs of each to share with you which is the best RV battery out there. An Unexpected Opportunity  We visited Reno, Nevada where Battle Born Batteries are manufactured. While there we …

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The Beginner’s Complete Guide to RV Solar Battery Chargers

RV batteries are at the heart of your RV’s electrical system. Indeed, few things can operate without them – even if you’re plugged into shore power! Today, we’re talking about how to use solar power to keep your RV batteries charged and healthy with RV solar battery chargers, also known as RV solar systems.  What …

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Do Lithium Batteries Fail In Cold Weather?

One of the most common questions we get asked about lithium batteries is do they work in the cold?    Today, we are going to answer this question and take a scientific look at lithium batteries and cold weather.   What Are Lithium Batteries?  For starters, what are lithium batteries? Lithium-ion based batteries use a lithium …

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Ultimate Off-Grid RV Solar Power System Build

More direct solar energy falls on the Earth in one hour than the entire human race consumes in a year. Here’s how we’re using RV solar panels to capture this unlimited power source to energize our travels. Using Solar Power on RVs Many homeowners and RVers like us have been using solar power for years. …

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Lance Truck Camper Lithium Batteries + Alternator Charging

For our 6-month journey north to Alaska in the Lance 1172 Truck Camper, we decided to try something new: we built a system to generate our RV’s power by charging our lithium batteries with the alternator of the vehicle! We built out this system in Go North Episode 4: The Journey Begins Charging Lithium Batteries …

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Updated Tesla Module RV Installation

After over a year of working with these systems, I have refined my recommendation on equipment and build a little.  While our original Tesla battery install is working great I have had the opportunity to install a few more of these systems and get tons of questions about it.  These systems can be constructed with …

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Off-Grid 1979 Airstream Electrical System

We spent some time with Kyle and Olivia Brady of Drivin’ and Vibin’ helping with their extensive remodel of their 1979 Airstream Argosy trailer.  As part of the project, we helped build an entirely new electrical system that would be optimized for off-grid comfort.  This meant utilizing a large battery bank, a hybrid inverter, solar …

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