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Old 12-18-2014, 12:15 PM   #1
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Best battery for your dollar....

So what's everybody's opinion on the best bang for your buck when buying a house battery for the RV?


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Old 12-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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Everyone's opinion on this will be different....depends on what you are asking it to do. For me the best value was the Exide Deep Cycle at Menards group 27. It apparently is a true deep cycle. In the Spring you can find them for around 70 each. I outfitted our RV with two a few years back. We dry camp at a race track each year. They have plenty of juice to get through a cold night with the furnace running.
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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It all depends what you use your RV for. It would help to know, there are different groups and money to be spent but if you boondock alot that would be one kind if you plug in all the time that's another kind. Pure deep cycle is always the best, but you also need to keep a good eye on your draw down. are you looking for gel type, matt type of flooded cell. Big difference in all the prices. I think probably most use a 12v flooded cell.
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:55 PM   #4
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I am using a sealed battery in my georgetown because the flood battery's kept setting of co2 sector, usually late at night!


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Old 12-18-2014, 10:06 PM   #5
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I don't mind spending 200-300 for a battery. I would say 90 percent of the time I am hooked up to the campground. I would like to get into some boondocking though!


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I found a Trojan 27TMH locally for $145 which online, I was finding for $220 plus $70-80 for shipping. I am pretty happy with it and it fit my existing battery box (which isn't easily enlarged).
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I'll second and third on "it really depends". Planned usage is everything. It would be much easier to give you the best feedback to know more about your type and length of typical stays.
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I don't mind spending 200-300 for a battery. I would say 90 percent of the time I am hooked up to the campground. I would like to get into some boondocking though!


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Then you can't go wrong with Trojan group, Deep Cycle purpose only not a comb. starting. Also to increase your amp life look at converting to 6 volt, you can almost double the amp hours. You can't beat that comb. for boondocking. Also they would serve you well plugged in. If I boondock that is what way I would go. But if you are plugged in all the time you really can get by with any brand. From Walmart to interstate. Also there quite a few threads on the difference in batteries, and going from pure 12 volt to 6 volt combinations.
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Another cause for Co2 alarm.


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Another cause for Co2 alarm.

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Thanks! I will have to keep that one in mind!!!

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