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Old 10-09-2015, 06:44 PM   #1
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Anyone out there know what brand of chassis batteries Monaco used in 2007 on their Signature Series? Trying to determine if my chassis batteries are original or not.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:28 PM   #2
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My guess would be the Interstate U2200.
http://www.interstatebatteries.com/P...lf+Car+Battery
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:37 PM   #3
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I have the Executive and my build sheet (or whatever Monaco calls it) shows it was delivered with the Interstate U2200s. It now has Lifeline AGMs in it.


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Old 10-10-2015, 07:49 AM   #4
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My guess would be the Interstate U2200.
No, those are HOUSE batteries.

To the O/P Chassis batteries often last 7-10 years so odds are very good that unless you bought that RV last week they are indeed OEM.
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:31 AM   #5
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Car and RV starting batteries only last 2-3 years in the AZ heat.
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Old 10-10-2015, 11:39 AM   #6
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I'm confused by the term chassis batteries. I usually use the term house batteries and Cranmer or engine start batteries. House batteries being used for everything but starting the main engine.
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Old 10-10-2015, 11:47 AM   #7
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Chassis batteries run the gauges, running lights and start the engine. Usually starting batteries designed for high short term loads.

House batteries run the house. They are deep cycle designed to put out low current for long periods of time relative to starting batteries.
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I use AGM batteries for the whole coach. They cost a bit more than wet cell batteries. But AGMs are SO much better in taking a charge and holding it. So much better in keeping the battery house, cables and terminals completely spotless. I never give them a thought. They just do their job. Besides what do you think airplanes and yachts use? Airplanes have the battery in either the wing or the firewall. Imagine what a wet cell would do if the battery were out gassing against the aluminium superstructure. Same with the engine room of a yacht
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Anyone out there know what brand of chassis batteries Monaco used in 2007 on their Signature Series? Trying to determine if my chassis batteries are original or not.
If you have AGM's which I'm guessing you do, Monaco probably used 4 Lifeline 1400T which are barely adequate.
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Our 2012 Endeavor came with 4 Interstate UL16HC batteries. They're much different than most of the batteries discussed in this thread so far. Physically they are much larger - 17inches tall and 118 lbs each vs 11 inches and 62 lbs for the U2200's. They also have a larger capacity - 420 amp hours (20 amps per hour) vs 205 amp hours (20 amps per hour) for the U2200s. In addition to more electrical capacity - their ability to deliver "sticker shock" can't be under rated either! I just replaced the original batteries ar darn near $350 per!!!!!
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I use AGM batteries for the whole coach. They cost a bit more than wet cell batteries. But AGMs are SO much better in taking a charge and holding it. So much better in keeping the battery house, cables and terminals completely spotless. I never give them a thought. They just do their job. Besides what do you think airplanes and yachts use? Airplanes have the battery in either the wing or the firewall. Imagine what a wet cell would do if the battery were out gassing against the aluminium superstructure. Same with the engine room of a yacht
Ross, I'm not sure what this has to do with the OP,s original question but it got me thinking that if I ever decide to take my coach out to sea or to 30,000' I'll be changing out my dirty old wet cells for sure.
But then again, maybe not as mine even work upside down without problems.
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Dennis you are a bad, BAD man !

Ours are the blue Interstate 'jumbos'
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Dennis, you must have lightning fast reflexes to get your caps back on, after adding water !!
Pretty smart Canuck thou . Probably takes years for the water level to reach the top of the plates !
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