Re: Battery Sizing - am I crazy?
Better not to short yourself and not have enough power should you want to add things on the future
I would go with 4 golf cart batteries deep cycle. These way about 45 lbs each and are easily manuevered by one person. 2 of these is about the same footprint of a group 31. Four would be the same size almost as 1 of you 8Ds with the same amp hours of 2 8ds
4- 6 volt golf carts =440 ah = 220 usable ah. Refrigeration should you ever add it will run between 50-75 ah a day.
Better to have to much than to little IMHO.