thanks for the opinions guys. i have yet to make it back to the dealer yet because it is about 90 miles away. im still not sure what to do about the batteries.
i do plan on using the batteries fairly heavy. about 50% of my camping is primitive, and i also have a lot of "accessories" i run. the main accessory being my "jukebox" which consists of an aftermarket head unit, 850 watt amp, 400 watt amp, and of course a half dozen speakers. i dont run this for hours and hours every day, but if we are out in the boonies camping with friends....im young and like to party to some good sounding tunes
i had two 12v deep cycle john deere batteries in my last camper (iv heard exide makes them), and they worked just fine most of the time.
my ideal setup would be 2 batteries i can dedicate to my accessories (stereo, power inverter, etc...) and then a 3rd for my primary battery. i would utilize a battery isolator so all 3 batteries would charge off the converter, but two would be isolated. that way i would not run my primary dead when i leave the jukebox playing until 4am lol.
i am just kind of dreaming here....im not sure how hard it is to utilize an isolator. nor am i sure i want to buy 3 batteries. i have the room for them in the stock battery area in my rig, i would just obviously have to make some more cables and what not...