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Old 05-26-2018, 03:52 PM   #1
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Question Need a new battery. Reccommendations

My battery just got stolen from out front. so besides a chain n lock, i will need a new battery. I need to know if I should just get one again, or two? I always camp at a campground with electricity and am plugged in. Is two overkill? Im just getting a marine/rv battery as that's what I had before...but not sure 2 would benefit me in any way? suggestions? thanks.
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Get a true deep cycle not a marine. Unless you have a residential fridge one should be enough.
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Old 05-26-2018, 04:26 PM   #3
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If you always camp with electric hookups, a single marine battery is fine.

If you plan on dry camping or boondocking, get two 6v golf cart batteries.
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I've seen a lot of recommendations for 2 6v. I currently have two 12v. Is that better or worse than two 6v?

Also, are lifepo4 batteries getting cheap enough to consider?
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I am beginning to see some price drops on lithiums. Still pricey. Look on Alibabba site, imports from good-ole-China. Another idea if you are handy, look at converting used hybrid car batteries. I am still researching those. My 2-2 year old Trojan-clones from Costco seem to be holding up fine. E-Dad and several others on here are using the Battle-Borne batteries, with what appears to be great results. 1/3rd the weight, longer life, many more (2x?) useable amps. Biggest factor, no maintenance!
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I've seen a lot of recommendations for 2 6v. I currently have two 12v. Is that better or worse than two 6v?
Better.
Unless they are true 12v deep cycle batteries, which are rare.
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My battery just got stolen from out front. so besides a chain n lock, i will need a new battery. I need to know if I should just get one again, or two? I always camp at a campground with electricity and am plugged in. Is two overkill? Im just getting a marine/rv battery as that's what I had before...but not sure 2 would benefit me in any way? suggestions? thanks.
I installed two AGM batteries in my Arctic Fox years ago and never had any problems at all. Very stable and efficient.

https://www.optimabatteries.com/en-u...e-and-starting

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Look at these. AGM's not to pricy. Mine are 2 years old and doing well.
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If you have he room Costco usually sells Interstate GC2 batteries(6 volt golf cart) at less than$100 each. 260 amps. Overkill if you seldom move.
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Believe it or not Walmarts battery's have very good reviews,been using them for years they really hold up...
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