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Old 03-03-2013, 12:49 PM   #1
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Adding Batteries

Just wondering, has anyone with a Winnebago set-up for 4 Batteries only like ours, figured out a means to 2 additional?
We have a 2000 Adventurer 37G. Battery housing will only hold 4 normal size batteries. At present, we have 2 ea. 6 Volt, and one 12 volt in the tray. Does or has anyone figured out a way to expand this to 4 ea. 6 volt? (Can do, but what to do with the downstairs 12 volt?)
We like to Boondock and will be thinking about adding additional Solar sometime in the future.
Maybe we are going about this backwards? Solar first?
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:35 PM   #2
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do you know how much draw you normally use? If not, I would get a battery monitor that shows how much you use on (average) a single day and size your system based on that info... you may not need additional batteries.

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Old 03-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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Hi Piledrive,
Is there room for the next size battery? On my coach, I could fit the next size battery (height not length or width). The next larger battery will have more capacity. Capacity is what you are looking for.

Consider asking the moderators to move this thread to the Winnebago Owners Forum. There is will get more exposure to folks who own a coach just like yours.
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My coach originally came one pair six volt batteries. The PO had an additional pair six volt batteries installed - in a storage bay just forward of the electric/wet bay. Wired in parallel to the original pair under the entry steps.

I am adding 5-600 watts of solar.
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Old thread with more info

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Old 03-03-2013, 08:03 PM   #6
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Old thread with more info

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:54 AM   #7
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All batteries on the same circuit/battery bank need to be the same, the same brand and the same age or one or more will drain to the lowest common denominator! Conservation and battery monitoring are part of the equation how much are you really using are you getting below 50% state of charge with regularity and can you affect that by using as an example LED lights or a french press instead of the electric coffee maker

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