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Why Should Fulltime RVers Invest in Lithium Batteries?

Fulltime RVers are a small but dedicated subsection of the RV community that have given up the sticks-and-bricks lifestyle and taken to the road permanently. About half of RV full-timers maintain steady jobs while living on the road. This group has grown rapidly in recent years, partly because of the increasing number of digital nomads with remote jobs. The possibilities of a nomadic lifestyle attract all sorts of people, but it’s important to consider the practicalities before giving up a permanent address. For example, do you have enough battery power for your lifestyle requirements? For the house battery bank, we recommend RV residents choose efficient lithium batteries over traditional lead-acid.

So, how can lithium batteries transform life in an RV?

RV Life for Digital Nomads

Digital nomads, or tech nomads, are one of the fastest-growing groups of full-time RVers. Improvements in technology, portable Wi-Fi and battery power have made digital jobs much more compatible with working on the road. The transition to a largely remote workforce in recent years has also made employers much more flexible about working locations. But working RVers still need constant access to Wi-Fi, phones and laptops, which makes a reliable house battery bank an absolute essential! By using lithium batteries instead of lead-acid or AGM, you can double the power in your RV’s APU. This extra power increases stability and flexibility around work locations, whether you’re wallydocking, or dry camping in the outback. This is important because the flexibility to travel and explore, without being tied down, is a big part of the draw of life on the road.

Family Life and Full-time RVing

This lifestyle isn’t just for young, single nomads, it’s also very popular with families. According to the RV Industry Association, 89% of full-timers are parents with resident children. For a family of full-time RVers, the demands on the house battery bank are usually larger. Parents may be working remotely, and children are likely to need access to online learning tools and entertainment. On top of this, the more people in an RV, the greater the demands placed on the APU from kitchen appliances and temperature control. Lithium batteries can help you meet these energy needs! They are designed for repeated deep discharge as low as 95% and provide 2× more power between charges compared to alternative batteries. This means parents have the security and freedom to go further afield, without being tied to developed campsites with Shore Power!

Full-time Rvers and Long-Term Investments

Full-timers RVers know that high-quality RV products are a long-term investment. That’s why we recommend lithium batteries like our LightningVolt™, which can last for 5–10 years. At a minimum, that’s over double the 1­–2 years you can pull from an AGM battery. This is because lithium batteries can handle 2,000 charge cycles at 95% depth of discharge and 4,000+ cycles at 50%, while AGM batteries can only manage 200–400. As well as lasting years longer, we design LightningVolt™ batteries to offer much better performance in cold temperatures. This is vital if you don’t follow the snowbird lifestyle!

Check out our LightningVolt™ lithium batteries!

Give Serendipity a Helping Hand

Most full-time RVers spend 90% of their holidays in their RVs, according to polling from the RV Industry Association. Full-time RVing is a nomad’s dream, opening up endless possibilities for travel, exploring, hiking, and wild swimming! The extra power afforded by using lithium batteries is perfect for dry camping, allowing RVers to go much further into the wilderness. This allows you to save money by using free campsites without RV facilities. With almost no self-discharge, you can also leave your battery for longer between charges with no risk of damaging it.

Why Choose LightningVolt™?

Some full-time RVers spend extended periods in more long-term RV campsites with full facilities. In an RV park, facilities can range from Shore Power, water taps and sewage dump, to Wi-Fi and washrooms with hot showers. Some more expensive RV parks also include swimming pools and children’s playgrounds. However, for more nomadic full-timers, it’s common to spend large amounts of time on the road, travelling and exploring. To reach more remote beauty spots, RVers often need to travel down FSRs and rough, unpaved roads. This means it’s important to have a tough, resilient battery with no risk of leaks or spills. Roadwarrior batteries were originally designed for heavy-duty trucks; we build them to withstand high levels of vibration and shock from the road. You can mount them in almost any position, and you never have to add water. These 100Ah, 12v lithium RV batteries also come in Group 31 size, making them an exact-fit upgrade for your existing batteries.

To find out more about our LightningVolt™ lithium batteries, head to our page, or check out our other RV blogs!

Better Coating, Better Performance.

Roadwarrior is the only manufacturer to use Metalcor® catalyst technology across its entire range of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs) and Selective Catalytic Reduction catalysts (SCRs). Metalcor® catalysts feature high activity catalyst coatings fused to thinner, stronger, catalyst substrates to guarantee maximum performance under the harshest conditions.

Metalcor® catalyst coatings are designed and produced in our own labs. We then inspect each unit to ensure you get more fuel efficiency, lower consumption of DEF, and long term performance from your heavy duty engine!


Roadwarrior Has You Covered!

All Roadwarrior emissions parts carry a full value 12 month warranty.

LightningVolt lithium batteries carry a full value 30 month warranty.

To make the process hassle-free, our parts have a metal nameplate with the serial number, so even after 500,000 miles of service, it’s still easy to identify. This avoids the common problem of serial numbers printed on stickers that burn off after the first start-up, making them impossible to return. Our failsafe system allows us to work in your interests, honouring claims for on-road and off-road replacements, and giving you peace of mind.

And since Roadwarrior parts are designed to meet or exceed OEM specifications, you can rest easy knowing our direct fit parts will take the problems out of your aftertreatment without interfering with your OEM warranty.

Next Day Is Nice, Same Day is Better!​

A faulty emissions control system can cost you thousands in wasted man-hours as your heavy equipment sits in the shop awaiting a new part. Whether it’s a truck behind on orders, a bus that can’t take passengers, or heavy machinery delaying construction deadlines, Roadwarrior can get you moving again! 

Roadwarrior has twelve warehouses across the U.S.A. and Canada, which can deliver the most popular aftertreatment parts in 1-2 days. With over 1,000 DPFs, DOCs and SCRs on offer, Roadwarrior offers the largest aftertreatment catalogue.

*LightningVolt lithium batteries ship directly from Roadwarrior in Ontario, to ALL 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii within 2-4 days.