Finally got around to tying the house batteries to the buss' alternator. The solar panels help a lot, but we still found ourselves having to plug in for a full charge every 4-5 days.
All I had to do was get a 150A relay, connect the (+) terminal of house and vehicle batteries to it with 1/0 cable, and connect the relay to a 12v source on the bus (in this case, the old stop sign seitch!). Now if the engine is running, I'm charging both sets of batteries and if it's off, they are separated so as to not drain our start batteries. Just gotta hook up the generator for when we're not driving a couple hours a day and we'll be set for boondocking off grid.
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