Originally Posted by NomaD110
Good advise. To keep costs down do you think that I can add the electrical stuff later or should I have AT do it. I'm pretty handy with automotive electrical installs like that don't scare me one bit but I also don't know exactly what is involved in their set up. Also, I am using AT special hitch system that has unlimited rotation. Thanks for the tips.
I'm not really weighing in on whether to have the electrical work completed by AT or doing it yourself, but a suggestion about batteries. I think AT uses DEKA deep cycle batteries. Nothing wrong with them, but you may want to get the specs and consider using a pair of LifeLine 6V deep cycle batteries in series (for 12v total). With the exception of possible difficulties fully recharging them from the vehicle or solar chargers (home electric chargers after the trip should be fine though), you can get ALOT
For the roughly the same foot print (including height), you can get 492 minutes of reserve from a pair of GPL-4CT LifeLines
(two Odyssey PC2150's would give you 410 minutes, and I'd bet these are slightly better than the DEKA's that AT uses). But here is where it gets really interesting. The nose box the batteries live in is fairly deep (anyone have the measurement), so this gives you even better options depending upon how much depth you have...
A pair of GPL-6CT's
(13" tall) will give you 692 minutes of reserve..
A pair of GPL-L16T's
(15.75" tall) will give you 950 minutes of reserve..
If you still want to stick with 12V batteries in parallel, the LifeLine GPL-30HT
will give you 630 minutes (315 minutes each) of reserve capacity in roughly the same footprint as the PC2150's..