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Re: Battery Sizing - am I crazy?

Unless you have the option of hand starting your engine, I'd go with two automobile size deep cycles on a selector switch. Alternate them for starting the engine and switch to one only for house use - then if it dies you'll still be able to start your engine in the morning.

Switching to LED lighting will help a ton as well.

I know Deep Cycle batteries are not supposed to be starting batteries but I've used them that way and got nine years out of one $75 one with no problems.
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