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Old 03-21-2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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Wrong Battery?

Looking for some advice on a new battery for my TT. I briefly scanned the forum for some information, and then purchased this one at Sams.

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After I purchased I read some more forum posts that made me think that I purchased the wrong battery.

So my question is will this battery work OK on my TT or do I need to return it and get another one?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:21 PM   #2
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Looking for some advice on a new battery for my TT. I briefly scanned the forum for some information, and then purchased this one at Sams.

Down for Maintenance

After I purchased I read some more forum posts that made me think that I purchased the wrong battery.

So my question is will this battery work OK on my TT or do I need to return it and get another one?

Thanks for the help.
That will work okay, not a true deep cycle but really not to many of us have them either. Keep it you will not have a problem with your system. If you want to boondock all the time then you should have gotten 6V. Do not know what kinda of camping you do? Oh I see you are x ARMY, Glad to meet you, mostly Navy tin can sailors on this site. One is Daisy Boyken. Don't believe anything he says. But by a recent poll I think that the Army won. Just STAY STRONG..ARMY STRONG
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Glad to meet you. Army, Navy, Marines, AF, CG - all great men and women. The only time I "dislike" the Navy is during Army-Navy athletics!

No boondocking - usually plugged into shore power at state parks and the like.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:54 PM   #4
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That one should be fine if you always have electric.
Our state parks pretty much don't have electric or water hookups, so we have to have better true deep cycle batteries, since you're always dry camping.
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Glad to meet you. Army, Navy, Marines, AF, CG - all great men and women. The only time I "dislike" the Navy is during Army-Navy athletics!

No boondocking - usually plugged into shore power at state parks and the like.
I agree just like to pull his chain now and then......
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:30 PM   #6
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That looks to be equivalent to what many dealers hand out with a new purchase. I have no experience with that brand, but if you monitor the battery charge and don't drain it too far too often it should last some time at a modest level of draw. With a little practice you'll quickly figure out how much power you can use if you pull a spot without hookups. We do a lot of camping in a vintage VW camper and have never had an issues when camping without shore power. If you find that you run low on power you can always get a better battery in the future, just don't try to add a new battery to this one to get more reserve as the older battery will do unkind things to the new battery over time.

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Just buy another one and hook them up Parallel and you will be fine. Never had a deep cycle and never had a problem using 2 batteries. Dry camped some but mostly at full hook ups.
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You have a very nice DUAL PURPOSE AGM battery.
It is also quite small and not a true deep cycle...As a 55 amp rated battery...you have only 25-30 amp hours to cover your needs before it MUST be recharged. Suggest you put a clamp amp meter on your red battery wire when you are using your trailer systems like TV, lights etc. to see how many amps you are drawing. Then you can figure out how long the battery will last when not plugged in. ...If it does not last long enough... get another or trade the one you just bought to a larger TRUE deep cycle battery like a group 31 which will give you double the amp hours.
AGM sealed is nice but not necessary & you can save money with a standard wet cell ...but that of course is your choice.
You'll get less battery cycle life out of a dual purpose...but it is no big deal if you rarely boondock on battery alone.
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