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Old 07-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Battery Recommendations??

About time to replace the battery on our TT. Was curious if most people are still using lead, switching to glass mat? Like reviews on AGMs but pricey. Have also been considering putting 2 batteries on it, not sure that 2 good deep cycle batteries may be a better and cheaper option. Thoughts?

Most of our camping is at primative sites so electric is from battery and/or generator.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
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if you dry camp most of the time, like us, get a dual battery setup.
in Calif. state parks, less than 1% of campsites have electric hookups, so dry camping is the norm here.
we have two 12v deep cycle batteries and a Honda 2000.
we can go 4-5 days without having to use the Honda to recharge, unless we use the furnace.

i had clearance issues so that's why i went with the 12v, instead of the 6v golf cart batteries.
i've been fine with the 12v, which are cheaper and less weight. plus if one goes bad, i'm still good, which you can't do with two 6v's.
yes, the 6v will last longer and have longer charges but i rarely need more that 5 days.

generally, the two 6v golf cart batteries are the way to go, especially if you don't have a generator or solar panels.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #3
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I am using two 12 volts in bank one and two 6 volts in bank 2 with a 155 watt solar panel. Have a Honda 2000 just in case... Changed to LED bulbs as well. We can go 5 nights running the heater with this setup before needing the generator or longer if we have some sun!
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:27 AM   #4
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I installed 2 like this
Duralast/Marine battery - 12 months free replacement (29DP-DL) | Marine Battery | AutoZone.com
Excellent value for reserve power.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:28 AM   #5
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Thanks to all.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:12 AM   #6
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Everstart Maxx

After much research here and other sites, purchased two of the Walmart Everstart Maxx 24DC batteries. The batteries are manufactured by Johnson Controls.

Very good price, two year replacement and always close to a Walmart.
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