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Old 03-08-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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In our experience we found out that you don't really need to spend big bucks on 2- 6 volt batteries,constantly checking water levels and being extra careful of them getting over charged----2- 12 volt batteries will do fine unless now you do a lot of camping off grid without electricity, then the opposite is true Rich
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I would tend to agree. If you go from park to park 12v batteries would be fine and they can be less expensive.
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In our experience we found out that you don't really need to spend big bucks on 2- 6 volt batteries,constantly checking water levels and being extra careful of them getting over charged----2- 12 volt batteries will do fine unless now you do a lot of camping off grid without electricity, then the opposite is true Rich
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Well, yes, you are almost right... The only thing I find wrong with your post is "Big Bucks".. When I've gone battery shopping the six volt pairs often cost LESS than the 12 volt pairs.

And lasted longer too.
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Checking water levels should be about the same, whether 6v or 12v. And the price is about the same for similar amp-hour capacity. But if you don't camp off-grid, you don't need the extra capacity so you can use a cheaper, lower capacity battery.

I think you are suggesting a maintenance free 12v in the Group 24 size vs the typical flooded cell 6v GC2 battery. Yes, that is almost surely cheaper if you don't need the amp-hours. However, with that extra bit of care the GC2 will yield about 2x the useful life, so the tradeoff is there if you choose to employ it.
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