More Love, More Power …

After 2 back to back 3 week outings, it always seems like we could use a little more power … battery amp hours, that is.  The gas Silverado’s have one battery up front – but have room for two.  If you have the camper option, they’ve got a package that provides the wiring and space for a second additional battery – just for the camper (or trailer).

The truck battery, drivers side …
Space available for a second battery, passenger side …
Before any changes …

While looking under the hood, I guess I should take the advice of the nosy neighbors (who always seem to have an excess of power).

Hey … let me give you some advice …

Soooo, the consensus is to add a battery that can be recharged by the alternator and isolated from any demands of the truck.  Also, to get the truck battery isolated from any demands of the camper.  Here’s the “after” pictures …

New battery occupying the passenger side …
New wiring and solenoid to keep things separate …

This upgrade needed the solenoid, battery tray, bolts, straps, conduit and wire, retainers and a fuse buddy to get things right … and a battery to fill the spot.  The additional weight of this battery is over the front wheels – always a good thing when all of the other truck camper weight is on the rear axle.

While we’re never out of power, it’s one of those things that’s important the more time you spend away from plugged-in environments.  We’ll be adding more power mods over the winter … so stay tuned.

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