Lithium Pack in the Travato - happy fish
First post, and thought I'd share a story from yesterday.
Just purchased a new Travato, and debated whether to stick with Onan generator or go with the Pure3/lithium pack. I hate the noise of generators in the wild, though A/C is super nice when at music festivals, and generator noise and fumes are no fun there. So we opted for the lithium Pure3 model.
For the record, I'm also first-time motorhome owner, and it took me a while to saddle up to it. I am a longtime backpacker who is used to carrying everything on my back for 2 weeks at a time, but my spouse likes having a real bed - and hey, who am I to say no? I can still go backpack AND have the RV for comfort and extending the camping season into the fall.
Anyhow we had a planned power outage yesterday to replace a decaying power pole across the street. I also have a saltwater reef aquarium that we have put a lot of time and $ into. The fish can handle outages for a bit, but the corals don't like going without water flow and lights for very long.
In typical blonde mode, I was about to open the garage to get the generator to run the fishtank while the power was out, and then I looked at the outlet on the side of the Travato parked in my driveway.
Yup. Closed the garage, ran an extension cord from the fishtank to plug into the RV, and voila. Silent sun-powered electricity to keep the tank going while my power was off. The fishtank used about 5% of the battery for the 6 hours the power was out. It was also a sunny day and the panels were cranking away I'm sure.
Never in a million years would I have thought of this use case.