There are four typesof deep cycle batteries you can buy for your survival RV.
Number 1 – Flooded Lead-Acid. Made of lead and lead-oxide plates that have been flooded with an electrolyte made of water and sulfuric acid. Must be installed upright. If cost is a factor, you can not beat the flooded lead-acid battery. $
Number 2 – Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM). The area around the plates of this battery is filled with a fiberglass matt that has the electrolyte absorbed into it. The AGM battery is an excellent choice for most Rvers. It has a depth-of-discharge of 80 percent and can charge five times faster than flooded lead-acid. $$
Number 3 – Gel Cell. The area around the plates of this battery is filled with an electrolyte made of a gel. Can be installed in any direction. Gel cell batteries are not recommended for RVs unless you are going to be in areas where there will be extreme temperatures and vibrations. $$$
Number 4 – Lithium-Ion. The area between the plates of this battery is most commonly filled with an electrolyte comprised of a lithium salt. Can be installed in any direction. The top dog for those wanting to be off-grid. Lithium-ion offers charging efficiency and 3000 to 5000 life cycles. Great for extreme heat and cold. The initial cost of around $1000 is its downside. $$$$
Living off the grid is going to get a lot harder in the future as 5g technology invades every corner of our world. Unlike 4g which uses towers to transmit its signal over a great distance, 5g will need local antenna arrays to transmit millimeter waves. These arrays are going to be everywhere.
Data on these networks will be in real time, and future electronics are going to be connected like never before. The new self-driving cars and whole house connectivity are going to make Alexa look like a toddler.
The sci-fi cities we’ve seen in the movies will become a present-day reality for everyone in the coming decades. But there may be an unhealthy trade-off for this new technology. Regardless, I believe it’s coming. Young consumers want this new tech and it will be a part of their world so preppers need to be prepared for it.
Will it be an impressive improvement in our lives? I don’t know, but from where I’m sitting it looks like the end of privacy unless some laws are put in place to protect individuals from the prying eyes of Big Brother.
Below you will find three videos: A 2017 video that does an excellent job of explaining how 5g works, a 2019 video taking about its many uses, and a 2018 video talking about the health risk.