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Old 08-10-2012, 08:59 AM   #1
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Battery replacement - Wildwood

I recently purchased a 2011 Wildwood Sport 27FBSRV and partially melted the battery with mis-placing the generator exhaust! The book says to check with a dealer but that has been unsuccessful. What size marine battery do I need to buy?

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Old 08-10-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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First off. STAY AWAY from Marine batteries if you are buying new.
They are "Dual Purpose" batteries and not suited for CAMPER use (IMO).

While OK for a boat, (where they START the engine and then provide "house power" - thus their dual purpose); a camper has no need for the "starting the engine" compromise in its construction.

Stick with a dedicated Deep Discharge battery. They have THICK plates designed to last a long time and provide high AH or RC ratings. If a battery has CCA (COLD CRANKING AMPS) anywhere on it, it is a STARTING battery at worst and a Dual Purpose (DP) battery at best.

A dedicated "house battery" such as will serve you much better.


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Old 08-10-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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I agree with Herk if you are going to dry camp a lot. Some never dry camp, and seldom use their battery. The Trojan batteries also require more than normal maintenance, as stated on their site.

Apparently you have a generator, or have installed one, so a lot of battery may not be required. If you were satisfied you had enough battery before, put the same back in. If not, look at upgrading maybe. I like Interstate brand. Group 24 or 27 is the size that was in your camper usually. You can go to their web page: Batteries - Interstate Batteries has every battery for every need and search for a local dealer.

If you melted the battery and got acid everywhere, be sure to clean with baking soda and water, then clean more, and more. Lastly, let dry good, prime and repaint.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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Thank you so very much. It did not appear any acid was released but will double check. I don't believe will do much dry camping except in driveway if lose power! Last years storms yielded two weeks of no power which I wish I would have had camper then!
I will check into these options and thank you again!
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