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G'day is the battery in the caravan only for the interior lights ? it seems a lot of weight to carry around for the odd evening i would not be staying in a caravan park.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 14:27

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 14:27
Vin it depends on how your caravan is set up! Many of us have our caravans running fully on 12 volt from the batteries; particular if they have solar panels. I have no lights that operate from mains power; they are all 12 volt from the batteries. What about your fridge? Even if you have a gas plus electric fridge, it may require the battery to run on 12 volt when travelling.


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Follow Up By: Vin P - Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 14:59

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 14:59
Motherhen thanks for your reply sorry for being so late.
the plug on the van had been wired wrong ,i had it fixed today
when the car is attached and the ignition is on the fridge, interior lights, and water pump, all work , the battery is only for the lights and water pump when camped somewhere with no shore power the fridge runs on gass.
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Reply By: PeterInSa - Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 15:41

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 15:41
The battery may also be used to operate the electric brakes on your van, if you have a Breakaway setup, ie if the van for some reason, gets disconnected from the tow bar and the breakaway cable is also disconnected the Breakaway/Battery will operate your electric brakes if you have this set up on your van.
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 16:17

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 16:17
Perhaps it would be more helpfull if you give us the brand of the van you have.
Vans that have hot water systems with pressure pumps need a 12v battery so that these items can work when the van is not connected to power...240v.
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Reply By: Batt's - Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 19:50

Saturday, Feb 12, 2011 at 19:50
You could try an Allrounder I've had one in my 4x4 since 2007 runs my fridge and winch starts the car their a combination starting and deep cycle batt maintenance free clear sight glass 2 positive posts & 2 negative mine is the MRV70L - 105 AH - 760 cca more than big enough for any job can run my 50ltr fridge for 2 days and have plenty left for starting the 4x4 they come in all sizes I rate them 10 out of 10
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