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Old 06-06-2013, 05:56 AM   #1
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When we took delivery of our RW it came with one group 24 battery. Seems to run down quickly. I purchased a new group 27 and was gonna have dealer hook both up. Anyone see any problem using a group 24 along with group 27? Just wondering if i need to buy another 27. Wish I had made them put two group 27s in before taking delivery.

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Old 06-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #2
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Personally, I'd ditch the GP 27 and get myself two, 6V golf cart batteries. IMHO, an RV should have deep cycle batteries.
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You should have identical batteries or else your weaker one will still have problems. Draft horses are paired to match each others strength and size.
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You should have identical batteries or else your weaker one will still have problems. Draft horses are paired to match each others strength and size.
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Personally, I'd ditch the GP 27 and get myself two, 6V golf cart batteries. IMHO, an RV should have deep cycle batteries.
I agree, deep cycle batteries would be better. I wish they had enough room in the Redwoods for more batteries
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Actually I don't use much of the batteries. I run the landing gear, leveling and slides while connected to either my house, whatever camp ground I'm in or my F450 which also has two batteries.
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I really wanted 6v, but because they need a different batt box (too tall), I went lazy and got 2 27 series and put the 24 in the boat. I was having too hard a time with the fridge going into low voltage alarm with just the 24, so I needed a quick fix.
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I really wanted 6v, but because they need a different batt box (too tall), I went lazy and got 2 27 series and put the 24 in the boat. I was having too hard a time with the fridge going into low voltage alarm with just the 24, so I needed a quick fix.
I don't see any problem in removing the top of the battery box.
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Maybe fumes from batteries with bad cells trying to charge and overheating...I've seen this happen when batteries are in the open
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Both of my batteries are sealed, no fumes.
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You guys keep bringing up more work for me. Now I got to check the batteries. Install to a/c power outlets and move the shore power inlet up to the side. Mounting bracket supports, redwood should have done this from the beginning. I could use only 1 cable, btw it should roll up into the RV. Power surge protector should be standard on any RV.

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I plug my big cord up at home down to 115v. It is on all the time I'm not traveling. The inverter always gives me a full battery reading when I check inside. The inverter also puts out enough to operate the landing gear and slides.
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I have motorhomes and 5th wheels in about 1/3 of the 400 homes in my neighborhood, have it parked on the side of my mother in law suite.
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I see your retiring real soon, it is hard to believe June 30 makes a year for me. My wife makes her 30 Years with the State and starts the 3 year drop program then. Get all the fishing gear ready.
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I really wanted 6v, but because they need a different batt box (too tall), I went lazy and got 2 27 series and put the 24 in the boat. I was having too hard a time with the fridge going into low voltage alarm with just the 24, so I needed a quick fix.
I don't see any problem in removing the top of the battery box.
I could risk it I suppose, but lead acid batteries are supposed to be vented top and bottom and isolated from the rest of the electrical in that front compartment. Unlike a car that is more or less open under the hood, these enclosed compartments can build up hydrogen. Gel-cell may not be an issue, but I don't think they have gel-cel 6V.
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I really wanted 6v, but because they need a different batt box (too tall), I went lazy and got 2 27 series and put the 24 in the boat. I was having too hard a time with the fridge going into low voltage alarm with just the 24, so I needed a quick fix.
I don't see any problem in removing the top of the battery box.
I could risk it I suppose, but lead acid batteries are supposed to be vented top and bottom and isolated from the rest of the electrical in that front compartment. Unlike a car that is more or less open under the hood, these enclosed compartments can build up hydrogen. Gel-cell may not be an issue, but I don't think they have gel-cel 6V.

6V gel cell batteries are available.
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If you don't think you can fit two 6 volts in,and hook them in series
Then I recommend one 12 volt deep cycle gel cell. I have used both ways, and both have their advantages and disadvantages.
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BradMy group 27 interstate batteries are deep cycle aren't yours?
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