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Old 04-03-2015, 03:38 PM   #1
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6V Golf Batteries?

Hi:

We're on the verge of buying a new 2015 24R. We like to dry camp, and have had to charge our 5er's 2 12V Marine/RV batteries for several hours daily with our Honda 2000i.

I would like to have way more reserve in the Solera, but have seen some information that 6V golf batteries won't fit.

Is that accurate? Is there a 6V wet battery type with high amp rating (at a reasonable price) that WILL for the Solera?

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Old 04-03-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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New Solera's come with two large 12 Volt batts side by side. You can definitely fit (2) 6 Volts in their place. The dimensions of each stock battery is 12.5"L x 7"W x 8"H.
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Old 04-03-2015, 05:55 PM   #3
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I think most 6 volt golf cart batteries are too high to fit. Have seen some posts here where owners have shimmed the step up some too get them to fit. Also at least one owner who posted he had a problem with battery fumes triggering his propane/CO detector after such a mod.
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I tried to get 2 6 volt installed but they were too tall to fit.
I'm putting a solar system instead


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Old 04-03-2015, 06:56 PM   #5
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One other thing to consider, if one of the 6v fails while boondocking, you don't have any power left to run things. Just sayin'
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Old 04-03-2015, 06:57 PM   #6
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I think most 6 volt golf cart batteries are too high to fit.Jim
Yes, that's what I'm seeing. So what I would like to know is: are there some that WILL fit without modding?
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:04 PM   #7
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Yes, that's what I'm seeing. So what I would like to know is: are there some that WILL fit without modding?
http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/dat...ata_Sheets.pdf

Just bought 2 of these for my 24M. The stock batteries are 100 ah ea. and these are 130 ah ea.. The highest Cap I could find that will fit with out compartment Mods. They are the same Width but they are longer and a little taller. The only thing you need to do is enlarge the hole in the Neg. cable end that connects to the ground and replace the nuts on the Neg. terminals.
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