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Old 01-16-2015, 05:33 PM   #11
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I had the same problem on still nights, tried oil in battery's, it helped some but not a cure.


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Old 01-16-2015, 10:12 PM   #12
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I've had good luck with NAPA auto parts. Winnebago uses their batteries and I had to replace my coach batteries in my 337GT after 2 weeks of ownership. About $195 for 2.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:26 PM   #13
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The group 34' AGM's are quite small for RV use. Suggest you go with at a minimum a group 24 pair...27 or 31 would be better still. The Duracel AGM's are made by EastPenn/Deka and are the functional equivilent of the Deka Intimidators I often recommend... just get the right size and make SURE the model number ends in DC.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:58 PM   #14
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If you're a Sam's Club member, they have Duracell Class 31 AGM's that are great. I just put a pair in the RV this week:

Duracell® AGM Deep Cycle Marine and RV Battery - Group Size 31 - Sam's Club
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Old 01-16-2015, 11:10 PM   #15
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Well I had to replace the batteries, had to go to Oreille's and had them load tested ok but took a lot of volts out of them I had them do a charge since it was free and when I went back to get them one was leaking acid, so I purchased the same size battery which is a 27 series and believe its a 27 DCM (Deep Cycle Marine). So I hope not to have any issues with these or the alarm going off. Price with military discount was Approx. $80 a piece. We'll see have good these are in time...
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Sounds like you are on the right track.

A Group 27 will typically have 95-105AH capacity. A pair of them in good condition will give you 190-210AH. Of course you want to stay in the 50-100% range on charge state, so that gives you 95-105AH usable. Everyone's energy needs are different, but for me that would be plenty.
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We don't boondock and the only time we are not plugged in is during traveling and then sometimes we run the generator.
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So if I understand you correctly you bought a WET cell DCM group 27 to mate with your other existing several year old battery??
Bad move. You don't mate batteries which are significantly different in age without damaging the capacity and life of the new one. Suggest going back for battery #2 as well. Good price on a group 27 if TRUE deep cycle and not a dual use deep cycle. What brand?
Apologies if I am assuming you only bought one in error!
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camaraderie--- I did purchase 2 batteries I know not to mix old with new and I think they were O'reilly's brand.
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Good price on a group 27 if TRUE deep cycle and not a dual use deep cycle.
Dual use it looks like. If you're happy with those, I say more power to you.. and they will likely fit your needs for awhile.

If it were me... and I had a little time to shop around, I would take them back. For $80 a pop, you could get into a "true" deep cycle that would give you a little more bang for your buck.

I would check out your local Sam's Club/Costco if you have one.

But then again, being able to cross off a "to do" from my list is often worth a bit of "convenience" and a few extra bucks.
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