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Old 03-13-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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Battery Mistake on Trade In

While traveling for several months I traded in my old smaller trailer for a Rockwood 2604. I explained to the salesperson that I dry camped quite a bit and powered off of batteries, he recommended a kinetics battery that he used for portable audio equipment. I purchased a kinetics 2000 from a audio equipment dealer nearby and had it installed in my new Rockwood in place of the standard battery. Even the RV store technician thought this battery would give me several days of power. I now see the error of my ways. The battery is a 12 V, 2600 amp, 105 amp hour, 61 pound battery costing $300. A $300 mistake, I now see that 2600 amp specification might be great for audio but it is not at all necessary for dry camping, instead I need higher amp hours.

The battery has only been used for a few months does anybody need a good battery for portable audio?

2009 Ford 150 Platinum
2010 Rockwood 2604
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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I guess in hindsight it would have been better to look through this site for battery recommendations than listen to the salesperson or rv technician.
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