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Old 12-07-2015, 12:43 AM   #1
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Batteries again

My new coach will be here this week!!!

The factory boxes are for two batteries. I will start out with just the two until I find the need to go to more.

So should I get the two deep cycle 12V or two 6V golf cart batteries??

If I decide on the 6v (2) will the jumper lead between the two be a problem when sealing up the factory boxes or is there room to use the jumper and still get the lid on tight? I want to make sure they vent correctly.

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Old 12-07-2015, 01:13 AM   #2
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Larry, the 6 volt won't fit in the factory boxes. The batteries are too tall.
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:17 AM   #3
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Larry, the 6 volt won't fit in the factory boxes. The batteries are too tall.
That is dissapointing. My salesman told me they would fit....
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Old 12-07-2015, 01:36 AM   #4
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And you're surprised why ........ .? I've run across very few sales people that were truly knowledgeable.
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And you're surprised why ........ .? I've run across very few sales people that were truly knowledgeable.
Agree! The salesman will tell you what you what you want to hear to get the sale. This holds true when purchasing the tow vehicle or the RV!
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:12 AM   #6
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The house batteries in our coach are big boys !

(different color, but same size)
Interstate Batteries Golf Detail Page - Interstate GC2-XHD-UT 6-Volt Golf Car Battery replacement battery
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Old 12-07-2015, 03:19 PM   #7
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The house batteries in our coach are big boys !

(different color, but same size)
Interstate Batteries Golf Detail Page - Interstate GC2-XHD-UT 6-Volt Golf Car Battery replacement battery
I do not see the covers on your battery boxes. What do you do to vent the batteries overboard rather than in your basement?

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I do not see the covers on your battery boxes. What do you do to vent the batteries overboard rather than in your basement?

Larry
His are in a motorhome, they have ventilated cabinets rather than ventilated boxes.
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Battery fumes and the corrosion that it causes is a problem. I think I'm going to convert mine all over to glass.
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His are in a motorhome, they have ventilated cabinets rather than ventilated boxes.
Oh, I missed that...

In that case I will probably start out with the best 12V I can get and go from there. I have the RV fridge and therefore no inverter (yet) so I could be fine until I install an inverter into the entertainment system.

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