Mike Dumont is a valued member of the Roadwarrior team and a passionate mountain biker. So we followed him on his exhilarating experience at the 24 Hour Summer Solstice Mountain Biking Race. With a LightningVolt lithium battery and onboard DC-DC charger, Mike transforms his RV camper trailer into a comfortable haven for his team during the adrenaline-fueled event. Discover how LightningVolt batteries powered their seamless and enjoyable camping adventure, even without access to shore power.
Setting the Stage:
As Mike set up camp at Albion Hills for the 24-hour mountain biking race, his RV trailer became the hub of their team’s activities. With no shore power available, Mike relied solely on the LightningVolt lithium battery to provide all the necessary comforts for an extended weekend in the great outdoors. His goal was to strike the perfect balance between functionality and creature comforts to enhance the overall experience for himself and his team.
Unleashing the Power of LightningVolt:
The LightningVolt lithium battery proved to be a game-changer for Mike’s camping setup. With its impressive power capacity and efficiency, the battery seamlessly powered various essential devices and amenities throughout the weekend.
1. Comfort and Entertainment:
Despite being off-grid, Mike’s team enjoyed the luxury of creature comforts. The LightningVolt battery effortlessly powered the stereo system, ensuring a lively and fun atmosphere throughout the 3-day event without recharging. Additionally, all LED lights in the trailer illuminated their living space, creating a cozy ambiance for relaxing and socializing.
2. Temperature Control:
To combat the summer heat, Mike relied on accessory fans powered by the LightningVolt battery. The fans circulated fresh air, keeping everyone cool and comfortable inside the trailer. The efficient battery system ensured they stayed refreshed and energized throughout the 3-day race.
3. Kitchen and Washroom Facilities:
With LightningVolt as their power source, the team enjoyed a fully functional kitchen and washroom convenience. The battery powered the refrigerator and freezer, keeping food and beverages chilled for the entire weekend. They could cook on the stove with ample lighting making meal preparation a breeze. The electric water pump and heater enabled them to indulge in hot showers. A recirculation valve within the shower ensured battery efficiency and optimal water conservation.
Battery Performance and Endurance:
No stranger to the benefits of lithium RV batteries, Mike was still impressed with the LightningVolt battery’s performance and endurance. Throughout the race, the battery ran various devices, including cell phones, lights, a stereo that played nonstop, and the trailer fans. Despite the continuous power consumption, the LightningVolt battery held a charge to keep going. With a 63% state of charge remaining on Saturday afternoon, his team ran a generator to cook a brisket with an electric smoker, but the LightningVolt battery took over seamlessly once the generator was turned off. The battery continued to power their meals and adventures until Sunday afternoon – by the time he packed up camp and plugged in his truck, the battery was discharged to 0% SOC!
Reflection and Future Planning:
Mike concluded that the LightningVolt lithium battery had exceeded his expectations. With proper power management, he believes that two batteries would provide an ideal setup for an entire weekend or longer, eliminating the need to conserve power and allowing for uninterrupted enjoyment of their outdoor activities. Furthermore, he was delighted with LightningVolt’s reliability and the freedom it provided during his team’s mountain biking competition.
Success on the Trails:
Among the 2,400 riders registered at the 24 Hour Summer Solstice Mountain Biking Race, Mike’s team triumphed in the top 40 and top 50 rankings in their category. With LightningVolt powering their camper trailer, they had the energy and focus to excel in this long, challenging race, adding another layer of success to their memorable experience.
Mike’s success highlights his outstanding athleticism and the performance and reliability of LightningVolt lithium batteries in demanding off-grid environments. Whether it’s a mountain biking race or any outdoor adventure, LightningVolt empowers enthusiasts to enjoy the comforts of home, power essential devices, and create unforgettable memories. Experience the difference LightningVolt makes and embark on your own electrifying journey.