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Old 08-17-2017, 03:44 PM   #1
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2018 AGM Batteries

Can any of you tell me the brand and model of AGM batteries being used in 2018 Dutch Star models for coach batteries. My new coach is about a month from entering the production line and I am investigating various solar options and I want to know the specifics on the batteries I'll be getting. Email to Newmar Customer Service on another question remains unaswered four business days later so I'm turning to this forum. Thanks.

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Can any of you tell me the brand and model of AGM batteries being used in 2018 Dutch Star models for coach batteries. My new coach is about a month from entering the production line and I am investigating various solar options and I want to know the specifics on the batteries I'll be getting. Email to Newmar Customer Service on another question remains unaswered four business days later so I'm turning to this forum. Thanks.

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In 2017 they were installing Discover AGM batteries. I tried to change to Interstate or Lifeline, neither was approved.
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:20 PM   #3
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Rich,
I would think the batteries are part of the chassis so maybe a call to either Freightliner or Spartan might be better?
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:24 PM   #4
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Thanks for the response. I think Discover is still the supplier, but there is considerable variation in the capacity of their 6v batteries. Their website lists three types of deep cycle batteries That is why I'm trying to find a model name or number.
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Steinbring, North Trail, Mount Comfort, Independence all must have a Dutch Star in stock by now. Maybe one of them might be able to answer that question. No luck with your dealer?
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Batteries are Discover EVGC6A-B. Easy answer that you can find on the Newmar Comnet site for each coach model. And no they will not change the batteries to another brand during build cycle, not even as a special.
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Batteries are Discover EVGC6A-B. Easy answer that you can find on the Newmar Comnet site for each coach model. And no they will not change the batteries to another brand during build cycle, not even as a special.

Thank you - I can't seem to find the site you reference and the Newgle site requires that I have my VIN. Since my coach isn't built yet - I don't have that. I really appreciate you taking the time.
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Since you are looking at solar options. Has anyone asked if Newmar would swap out the normal inverter with the Magnum Hybrid Series Inverter
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here are the specs on the battery
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I asked on my build. They will not make a swap to anything other than what is supplied.
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How about the 3000 watt Xantrex that is in the higher coaches?
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Hi Rich - I'm not sure that they didn't change suppliers this year. Ours is on the line today and I did notice that the case is a bright orange/yellow but didn't get a chance to get more information on them. I did find a photo and they are unlike any Discover battery case I have seen before. I managed to find a photo that I cropped and blew up. Not very good but I will attach it anyway for what it is worth. I will check on Monday and try to remember to post it for you.
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Thanks, Don. A little surprised they would change, but not entirely as they go through a bunch in a year. I look forward to anything more you can find out next week. Enjoy the weekend.

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Maybe Discover changed case colors? Is the phot of a 2018 DS?

Here's the parts page from Newmar for the 2018 DS. Still shows Discover.

https://comnet2.newmarcorp.com/insta...Mode=&nextURL=
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