Caravan is stock standard as it comes from the Factory - I've added only 1 deep cycle battery
Patrol have various mods (purchased it like this and did not do any of them myself). I’m not sure if a dual battery system was fitted (I know it only has one battery currently) however it has got some wiring and a Harrison plug at the back underneath the bumper.
I spoke to 2 x sales men and they gave me conflicting information. Please assist with the following:
- How do I know if I have a duel battery system fitted or if the plug at the back is connected directly to the battery?
If it is connected directly - can I use it like this safely?
What must I look for under the hood to ensure the correct safety systems is also fitted
if a battery management system is not fitted how do I know the caravan will not drain my starter battery - I see some people connect it to the ignition as well?
- Is the standard factory fitted inverted and battery management system:
Safe for DC to DC (Car to caravan)
- I intend to run the 90lt fridge freezer, caravan LED lights, ice machine, coffee machine (in the mornings), charging of phones / tablets
Do I need an additional battery for long periods camping – if so, do I need anything else fitted other than the additional battery and cables to do this?
What size panel is recommended for running this setup
Some advice on the effectiveness of putting the Solar panel on the Patrols roof rack while driving rather than connecting it to the vehicles system (as an alternative to fitting a duel system on my patrol if it is non-existent)
Thanks in Advance (please don’t use acronyms in your replies as I don’t know the jargon for these)