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Old 10-22-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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I'm soliciting opinions on the advantages or disadvantages of having two batteries instead of one. Mine came with one but has another container for another.
Thoughts?
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:31 PM   #2
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Whoa - you SHOULD have two and if the residential pkg, you should have three!
Speak to your dealer....
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:00 PM   #3
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Two good 6v batteries will provide more amps than a single 12v. This and many other forums have very detailed explanations and which batteries are the best.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:52 PM   #4
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Interesting...I just called my dealer and they swear they put two in there...hmmm
They are going to make it right.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:11 PM   #5
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GOOD ! glad they will because ours goes dead in no time with three the way the disconnect is wired to not disconnect

and that's with the fridge off...
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:56 PM   #6
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Ya, I only had one. RollsRoyce tried to tell me to make sure I got 2 at delivery, but I made the mistake of figuring out I would add 6volt later. the single battery was so underpowered the refrigerator would shutdown if I had the LR lights on and tried to run the slides. We made an emergency stop and got two 27 series and that's what we still have.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:16 AM   #7
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Interesting, mine only had one also. Guess I'll be talking to my salesman also!
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:39 AM   #8
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Since we do not boondock and only move from 50 Amp CG to 50 Amp CG, one battery is ok for us.
I may look at adding a second battery because if there is a power outage a second battery would be nice but with all the LED lighting and such, the 12 volt power consumption for a short power outage will be ok with one battery.
In our case just more to maintain and no real benefit since when we arrive at a CG I hook up to shore power before even leveling the rig and since we are fulltimers our Redwood does not sit in a storage lot.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:52 AM   #9
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Mine only came with one and it was some off brand which didn't hold a charge very well. I purchased an Interstate battery and ever since I got the cutoff switch rewired at the Service Center, it has served its purpose. One battery works fine for me also.
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:47 AM   #10
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These trailers come from the factory with a "No Name" battery just good enough to operate the emergency breakaway switch during transport. The dealers usually charge a "dealer Prep" fee which usually covers the 2 new batteries. Many dealers take short cuts and try passing the single battery to the buyer.

I was starting to have battery issues and found out at a later date the the dealer didn't put the new batteries in both boxes. I saw 2 new interstate batteries sitting on the ground next to my trailer during the prep and I they had said that they were my batteries. I didn't take the time to open both battery boxes and they had apparently forgotten to make the switch . After finding this problem, I called the dealer and he did the right thing by reimbursing me the money I spent on the new batteries.

These trailers definitely need 2 batteries.
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