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Old 07-20-2016, 10:10 PM   #1
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Ultra V and Windjammer Battery Question

Newbie question. Looking at an Ultra V, it looks like you can only have one battery. Is it possible to hook up two or more batteries? I've read that upgrading to two 6volt batteries in series gives a lot more life than a single 12 volt. How would you do this on either an Ultra V or Windjammer? Any pictures of multiple battery installs on one of these units will be appreciated.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:18 AM   #2
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When we purchased our trailer we negotiated two six volt on our 2819vs. They are side by side. Doors to propane tank open no problem. I'll post picture later today.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:49 AM   #3
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Opt #2 go to a group 27 battery and you'll need a bigger box
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Here are photos of 6 Volt batteries. As you can see propane doors open no problem. I screwed on level to front of boxes and gorilla glued a loonie to each battery so screws don't bite into batteries. When we need to dry camp for a long period we bring generator to charge batteries. When we check the gauge for battery charge inside trailer we make sure all items using energy like furnace and lights are off to get a more true reading. If you turn everything on it will show batteries are low even though they are 100%.
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Here are photos of 6 Volt batteries. As you can see propane doors open no problem. I screwed on level to front of boxes and gorilla glued a loonie to each battery so screws don't bite into batteries. When we need to dry camp for a long period we bring generator to charge batteries. When we check the gauge for battery charge inside trailer we make sure all items using energy like furnace and lights are off to get a more true reading. If you turn everything on it will show batteries are low even though they are 100%.
Waste of a good loonie? Couldn't find a few washers or a small piece of metal or something?

Or are loonies worthless these days?
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:32 PM   #6
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We have a similar setup as Bruin only ours are 2, 12v batteries. Also done by the dealer.
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Thanks Bruin. Comparing your pictures and one I have of the unit we are looking at. Ours has the single battery strapped to a flat plate on the a-frame. Yours appears to have a pair of metal "L" brackets that extend just outside the size of the frame rails. The loonies you reference are to lift the batteries above the bolts you used to attach the L brackets?

Gectisme, your setup looks to be a complete tray? Also, how is your Furrion observation camera working? One of the first things I decided I wanted was a rear view camera. I haven't seen all that many reports on these units.

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We have a similar setup as Bruin only ours are 2, 12v batteries. Also done by the dealer.
One other question, why two 12 volt batteries? Some of what I have read recommended a dual 6 volt setup over dual 12 volt batteries?
The RV Doctor: RV Batteries - 6 or 12 - Volts, That Is
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We ordered second battery box as a option

We have two deep cycle Optima batteries. They last about a week of dry camping
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Gectisme, your setup looks to be a complete tray? Also, how is your Furrion observation camera working? One of the first things I decided I wanted was a rear view camera. I haven't seen all that many reports on these units.
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One other question, why two 12 volt batteries? Some of what I have read recommended a dual 6 volt setup over dual 12 volt batteries?
The RV Doctor: RV Batteries - 6 or 12 - Volts, That Is
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Yes it is a complete tray. No technical reason for the 2 -12v batteries, we were figuring we are going to be plugged in more often than not because I am working out of the TT. The Trailer already had 2 battery boxes and the 12 volter's were much cheaper than 6 volter's.

I am soooo happy I got the Backup camera, I think it should be standard on any TT and would even go as far to say, a 3 camera setup should be standard. The ease of backing up and the ease of mind knowing whats behind you whether you are backing up or just watching who is behind you while driving makes it worth it for me. I went with the Furrion FOS48TA Observation Camera because I ran out of time to get the TT ready for our 2 year trip and needed a fast way to get a camera installed. It took me a whole 15 minutes or less to install because the WJ was Furrion ready. On the road it has been good. I would have rated it great but every now and then it loses signal and the screen either freezes on the last video or I see fuzz. It has never lasted more than a couple seconds and doesn't happen very often so it doesn't bother me. Backing up, it has never had any issues. I would not hesitate to recommend it if your TT is Furrion ready. If it isn't Furrion ready and you have the know how and time, there are some cheaper alternatives out there.
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