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Old 07-26-2015, 10:10 PM   #1
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6 Volt Batteries

We have our 36 ft 2000 FDDS Alpine for sell and has been in storage for last 5 years. I have been running the engine to running temp and gen to charge the 6 volts every 3 to 4 weeks, the 6 volts are starting to go bad. To save cost can I purchase 6 volt Golf car batteries to get me by until I sell? Also do the 6 volt have anything to do with the cranking power. We have no electricity at our storage facility.

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Old 07-26-2015, 10:19 PM   #2
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Not sure what golf cart battery you are thinking about. Trojan 105 is a popular 6v battery for RV and golf carts alike. Usually available for $125-135 or so. Costco and Saks Club often have 6v batteries at good pricing.

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Old 07-26-2015, 10:30 PM   #3
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Costco has the Interstate GC2 6 volt for $83.00.
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I just installed new house batteries. They were Costco 6 volt GC2 batteries which are made by Interstate. They are 208 Ah compared to the Interstate GC2-XHD battery that is 232Ah and sell for ~$50 more.

It sounds like you will need to replace your chassis batteries. I am surprised you are even able to start your coach after sitting that long not plugged in or connected to a charger.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:19 AM   #5
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Can you purchase six volt golf cart batteries.. YES.. In fact that is what you have now.

Check the batteries,, Clean all terminals, add distilled water if needed, odds are good that's what they need.. Cheaper than new ones.
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To answer your question, The 6 volts have nothing to do with the cranking power. that is the 12 v batteries. Mine sits months at a time. As long as I turn the main battery switch off when I park, The 12 volts have never gone down. The 6volts are a different story. I went to Costco. Good battery at a great price.
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Check your local parts stores, too.

Ours went bad in Kansas City, MO at the first stop of our 6-month travels last year. Called around and a local Advance Auto had 6 (only needed 4) on sale for $59.99 each.

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