Thank you powercat! I appreciate the time and the write up. Can I bounce some more ideas off?
I wasn't planning to run most appliances when boondocking. The purpose was to run a few items in the bedroom area like a sound maker and a fan (we love white noise). I'm not looking to run the microwave or A/C as that would be an almost instant killer of the battery. As for the fridge I figure I'd have to leave it on propane mode.
If I change out the existing batteries to this:
Would that be sufficient (for now) based on limited amp usage? I know I could run an extension cord for a normal inverter but again figuring on doing this in stages I was looking to at least get one item started.
As for the vent, I'd have to move it (thanks for calling that out). Not looking to blow out the thing. I'd also have to upgrade to the better gauge like you pointed out. I gather that since I have most of that basement space available I could setup a spot closest to the batteries to keep the distance down.
I did find out according to gopower that there is a switch needed if there's no breaker for the generator.
Here's the manual (for anyone else looking into this device)
There's an installation diagram on page 15/52 which is what I was looking at.
So the question then is the switch placement for the ease of use. I guess I could run it over to the panel where most of the other panels are located.
Thanks so much for looking at this and the guidance!
P.S. I did find out that the lithium batteries can be used since there's a "custom" option where you can input the settings Battleborn recommends.