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Old 04-28-2019, 03:48 AM   #1
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question about batteries

2 years ago I replaced my aging coach batteries with 2 group 31 Lifeline AGM batteries...

I want to Take them out of the coach before the salvage guy comes and takes it away. Anyone have a good, CHEAP battery suggestion that they could give me... Should I put 2 in or just 1 ?? The adjuster told me that if I upgraded anything, I could remove that item, as long as the original was put back.... It came with 2 junk deep cell batts..
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:10 AM   #2
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I would put 1 cheap battery in an be done.
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Old 04-28-2019, 05:28 AM   #3
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Go to your local automotive or battery store & get a couple of the used batteries they're waiting to recycle.
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Old 04-28-2019, 11:59 AM   #4
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You could also check at golf cart places. They may have some batteries there too. You would probably have to pay a core charge. That's about $12 around here.
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Thanks all.... maybe I will get 1 older battery and add that...Just dont want to cause any issues.. adjuster said to take off any additions,BUT REPLACE with what came on the coach...
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Mine came with a single 27 series wet - no brand name. However I did not have the residential fridge.
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Generally, the battery (ies) are whatever the dealer happens to throw in there
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Good old Wally World has some pretty cheap batteries, or maybe even a Tractor Supply.
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Thanks all....


spent my free time this weekend removing the items from the Redwood, all that I have left are the batteries.. This is their 3rd year, so I am struggling with the idea of removing 2 batteries that weigh close to 70 # each to save a few years.. I am weighing the option of just using the factory/dealer supplied batts for 3 years.... same difference??
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If you can replace them cheaply, and get the cost of new ones deducted from the price of the new fiver, I would go for it. You can probably get another 4 years out of those AGMs, assuming they haven't been abused.
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spent my free time this weekend removing the items from the Redwood, all that I have left are the batteries.. This is their 3rd year, so I am struggling with the idea of removing 2 batteries that weigh close to 70 # each to save a few years.. I am weighing the option of just using the factory/dealer supplied batts for 3 years.... same difference??
the AGM I have pulled out of large UPS systems have been in service 7-9 years so I would say if your battery charger was set to a AGM charge rate and they haven't been run flat , keep them!
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They come to your dealer with one cheap battery. Put 1 in it and remove the wires that make the parallel hookup,
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