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Old 06-13-2016, 01:00 PM   #21
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They were good price, shopped around for the batteries, RV dealer was highest ($184) auto parts second highest ($138) But Costco ($86) was best for same brand and model for the 6 volt golf cart batteries. Yes they are very heavy and big. they were Interstate brand batteries.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:33 PM   #22
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They were good price, shopped around for the batteries, RV dealer was highest ($184) auto parts second highest ($138) But Costco ($86) was best for same brand and model for the 6 volt golf cart batteries. Yes they are very heavy and big. they were Interstate brand batteries.

Here is a picture of my battery. Mine are not golf cart batteries. Much bigger I'm not sure what is in anyone else's coach. But the batteries in mine are nothing like what in my golf cart.

My golf cart has like heavy truck batteries. But my Berkshire has 15" tall batteries

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The heavier the battery the better quality it is. Lead makes power and weight. I guess we need to weigh everything.



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Old 06-13-2016, 03:42 PM   #24
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Here is a picture of my battery. Mine are not golf cart batteries. Much bigger I'm not sure what is in anyone else's coach. But the batteries in mine are nothing like what in my golf cart.

My golf cart has like heavy truck batteries. But my Berkshire has 15" tall batteries

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Do you know how many AH they are rated at?
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Old 06-13-2016, 04:58 PM   #25
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Do you know how many AH they are rated at?

I'll show you the top of the battery. What I'm saying is the ones in my 2014 coach are much bigger that golf cart batteries. I'd say 2.5 times as heavy. My golf cart have flat tires hauling 4 of these around !! Click image for larger version

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Better picture.

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Old 06-13-2016, 05:35 PM   #27
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Those won't fit in my battery compartment.....


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Old 06-13-2016, 05:43 PM   #28
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I have two battery compartments. One for the chassis. Two twelve volt batteries. Then another large compartment with these four huge 6 volt batteries in it.

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I have two battery compartments. One for the chassis. Two twelve volt batteries. Then another large compartment with these four huge 6 volt batteries in it.

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420 AH. Nice. I think the regular golf cart batteries are about 220-240 AH.
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Old 06-14-2016, 09:48 AM   #30
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I also have the four six volt regular sized batteries in my battery compartment. I'm changing out the controller and the one bad battery tomorrow and we'll see if that does the trick. I'll keep you all posted.
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I hope that works for you. It made a huge difference in my batteries.



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Old 06-14-2016, 10:34 AM   #32
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Thanks Phil. We'll see when I try it tomorrow. This whole saga has me singing the line from The Grateful Dead song "Truckin." The line is "What a long strange trip it's been."
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I hope that works for you. It made a huge difference in my batteries.

I turned my controller down to 70% yesterday. Two of my batteries are still bubbling over. Maybe I overfilled them ?? I'm letting them run down again now ?

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I turned my controller down to 70% yesterday. Two of my batteries are still bubbling over. Maybe I overfilled them ?? I'm letting them run down again now ?

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Russell or you have a dead cell(s). If you don't have one go to parts store and buy a hydrometer. That will tell you the specific gravity of each cell.


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Old 06-17-2016, 08:09 AM   #35
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It appears that we finally have our electrical issue resolved. Ironically it turned out to be the inverter that Forest River had swapped out on a recall shortly after we purchased our unit. The inverter was bad and was overcharging the house batteries and then causing a draw when the unit was not on shore power or running. It appears, and appears is the operative word here, that the issue is now resolved. It did, however, require me to purchase a new inverter and also replace my house batteries again.
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Ed,
Having to buy the new batteries and inverter is the bad news. Having the problem, hopefully solved, is the good news.
Hoping that all will be the end of your issues.
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It appears that we finally have our electrical issue resolved. Ironically it turned out to be the inverter that Forest River had swapped out on a recall shortly after we purchased our unit. The inverter was bad and was overcharging the house batteries and then causing a draw when the unit was not on shore power or running. It appears, and appears is the operative word here, that the issue is now resolved. It did, however, require me to purchase a new inverter and also replace my house batteries again.

Ed when was the recall on inverters? I had one on the transfer switch but I don't remember the inverter being recalled. What year is your Moho?

Ok I see you have a 2011. But I'm still confused by the recall.



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Old 06-17-2016, 12:18 PM   #38
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Phil, you are right, it was the transfer switch not the inverter. Ahh, the memory is the first thing to go. I won't go into details about what is the second thing to go!
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No problem Ed. I just replaced my transfer switch with one that has a built in surge protection. The switch was about 275$. I bought it from a shop in Marshel Mi.



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Old 06-18-2016, 02:43 PM   #40
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Well, the saga continues. So I got the rig home and hooked it up to shore power and no house power at all. Inverter is on and everything seems hunky dory but no house power. Unplugged and tried the generator and I have house power. Is there some sort of a master shut off for the shore power? Other than that I have no idea what could be the problem.
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