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Old 11-29-2014, 08:41 PM   #31
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I went with 2 Trojan wet cells.
Work great. Last great.
X2 Certainly can't go wrong with those! Good choice!
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:22 PM   #32
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Scoto...let's first get the language straight. There are WET cells and there are AGM's available in deep cycle configurations. Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries are 2-3x the price of wet cells and do not require watering. They also have many other good features that some need and are willing to pay the price for. They do NOT provide longer life..indeed they offer FEWER recharges but often work out lasting longer when compared to wet cells that have been murdered! LOL.

Wet cells come in 2 versions..those you fill with water...and those which contain an internal resevoir and vent system which makes them "maintenance free"....and cost about the same.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A TRUE DEEP CYCLE MAINTENANCE FREE DESIGN.
If you see one advertised...you are looking at a dual use battery and a poor choice for your RV unless you do little or no boondocking.

If you don't need or want the spendiness of AGM's...I suggest true wet cells in a deep cycle design. Then, if you find filling the water to be a pain...you can get something like the pro-fill systems to make it easy.
https://www.flow-rite.com/battery-wa...e-rv/qwik-fill
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:32 PM   #33
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Okay it sounds like the best way to go is 2 12 volt batteries. The existing battery is a 12 volt 27. I found a 12 volt 29 will that be compatible or do both have to be 27?
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Okay it sounds like the best way to go is 2 12 volt batteries. The existing battery is a 12 volt 27. I found a 12 volt 29 will that be compatible or do both have to be 27?
Both should be the same size and date of manufacturing. It 's not wise to mix size or age. Or at best close to the same age.
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Both should be the same size and date of manufacturing. It 's not wise to mix size or age. Or at best close to the same age.
I agree. You are asking for trouble to not keep them the same in size and age. The bigger and better battery will be drawn down by the worst one.
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