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Old 11-07-2015, 04:29 PM   #1
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I got maintenace free coach batteries

Ok, in the thread under "Appliances and Electronics" I have a thread called, "My MagnaDyne is messed up!"

We figured out that it was my coach battery causing the issue. I had added water once during the summer but never checked the rest of the summer. OOPS, I was very low on water, one of the cells was almost empty.

So, I be-bopped into Les Schwab, a well know, well respected tire and battery chain in the West, and got new coach batteries. Guess what, I got maintenance free (don't have to add water) batteries. Cost me $300 for the pair.

I didn't know you could DO maintenance free batteries in the coach! If Joshua, the Class C rep is reading this, would you please chime in?

Oh yeah. After my experience with the MagnaDyne. I have come to the conclusion that your coach battery affects the following:

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MagnaDyne (if you have that)
Quadra Big Foot levelers

If your coach battery is low, or low on water, you will have problems in other areas.
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Old 11-07-2015, 08:23 PM   #2
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Good info DSXMac
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Old 11-08-2015, 10:03 AM   #3
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Always feels nice when you solve the problem and get something new besides. Good luck with your new batteries.
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Old 11-08-2015, 11:39 AM   #4
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You can use a lot of different type batterys. I'm using glass matt dry type.
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Old 11-08-2015, 12:54 PM   #5
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DSXMac,

Sound like exactly what happen to me after my radio/navi issue I found out that my batteries were low replaced them and it did not solve the issue the batteries started to have an issue a few days after I replaced them. I found out that is was the terminals on the battery control box to be the issue. I did complete a DIY that fixes the issue completely and it only cost about 10.00 I will post the DIY to fix the issue if anyone is interested.

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Old 11-08-2015, 01:03 PM   #6
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Maintenance FREE batteries are the WORST choice you could make if you boondock and not a great choice but acceptable if you don't.
1. There is no such thing as a maintenance free DEEP CYCLE battery....at best you'll get a dual purpose battery. (I'm not referring to agm's here which can be both).
2. You are giving up space inside the standard battery casing for an additional water reservoir....this sacrifices plate size and space (cycles) for no maintenance. You're paying for less lead.

If you boondock, I would go right back to that dealer and demand they install proper deep cycle batteries and learn to check the water....or alternatively pay at least double the price for true DEEP CYCLE agm's.
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:09 PM   #7
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Yes, please post!

On my case, when I was driving the RV, the MagnaDyne wouldn't play through the dashboard speakers, instead, it was trying to play through my center TV speaker and my subwoofer (that I didn't know I had) under the dinette seat.

It's like...... it was acting like there was a DVD in the slot (for the front TV) when there wasn't one.......
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~Onoione I'm interested never can have to much info post when you can
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:18 PM   #9
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2. You are giving up space inside the standard battery casing for an additional water reservoir....this sacrifices plate size and space (cycles) for no maintenance. You're paying for less lead.

I don't boondock a lot, just occasionally.

As for space, they fit right under my stair step, didn't take up additional space.....
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DXSMac he was talking about space inside the battery itself more water less lead shorter power life between cycles not the storage compartment
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