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Old 02-19-2015, 08:45 AM   #1
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Check your house batteries!!

Just thought I'd throw this up... I KNOW lots of you forget about those batteries hidden under your stairwell. Pull that cover and check the water now!
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:50 AM   #2
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Put that job in your PC calendar to repeat on a regular basis.
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:54 AM   #3
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Check mine every month whether they need it or not. Very easy with Flowrite battery watering system. Have it on house and chassis batteries.
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Check mine every month whether they need it or not. Very easy with Flowrite battery watering system. Have it on house and chassis batteries.
X2 On a watering system. Pays for itself by making it easy so you will properly maintain the batteries, thereby extending their life.
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My 12v engine battery is maintenance free and also my 6v coach batteries that are AGM. Makes life a little easier.
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I love my AGM batteries.
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Why do some coaches have 6v for house batteries and other have 12 v ?
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Well WV Bum i'll answer your question

A pair of GC-2 Golf car batteries are the best bang for your buck, 210 to 230 amp hours, at 12 volts, that is a lot of power.

A group 24, in compairison is about the same price as a GC-2 and only 75 amp hours (two of 'em 150).
27s likewise are in the same price range, and less than 100 amp hours
29's a bit more epensive and just over 100 amp hours

Group 31's have 130 amp hours (But are more expensive)

in addition all those Group-# batteries are usually MARINE/Deep cycle (if you replace them try Trolling batteries, those are better).

Golf Car (And Trolling) are DEEP CYCLE. (not MARINE/deep cycle)

in this post case (UPPER/lower) is important).

Some manufacturers think you need less power

Some of them did not make the battery well deep enough for GC-2

Some of them want to give you the most power or the least money so they do it right. (Thank you Damon)
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Why do some coaches have 6v for house batteries and other have 12 v ?
As wa8yym said 6V DEEP CYCLE is the best choice for the house battery. The attached link explains the difference in various batteries. There is many more on the web, but this one does it in one page not several.

Choosing the Best RV Battery: Which is Right for You?
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