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Old 12-11-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Battery reduction

Has anybody reduced the number of house batteries? I have 6 U22 6volts and am considering going to four. What is the positive and negative of this?
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Old 12-11-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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You will cut your available battery capacity by 1/3. If you don't dry camp you are probably better off not lugging the extra weight around. Just reset your charger to the battery bank size you would have and enjoy.

I was considering pulling 6 batteries out of mine for my golf cart. leaving 2 in the MH while I am parked for the winter. Then replace all 8 with AGM's when I start traveling in the spring. I should get 2-3 season of use out of them in my golf cart.
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Thanks - I think I will give it a go.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:36 AM   #4
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The positives: Less weight to lug around means either A: More cargo carrying capacity, or B: More MPG (Well it might only be a couple of feet more per gallon but 2 feet times 1000s of gallons adds up)

The negative: Less "Run time" between recharges if boondocking.

If you always park where there is shore power GO 4 IT

If you USUALLY park where there is shore power.. Consider it

If you are a big boondocker... Don't do it.
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