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Old 03-16-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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We own a 2009 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome and the house batteries aren't holding a charge. We purchased the motorhome used and not sure the age of the house batteries or if they are the correct batteries. There two Interstate battery 6V GC2-XHD-UTL. Should I replace them with the same batteries or maybe two 12 volt batteries, Help!
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IF they do need to be replaced, replace them with two 6V deep cycle batteries. Often refered to as golf cart batteries. They will provide more usable amp-hour for the dollars spent and can be discharged more with out damaging them.
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have you checked the level of the electrolyte in each cell?
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Before spending your money, get them charged, see how long they will stay charged when they are disconnected from the motor home. You may have something pulling the power from them.
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We own a 2009 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome and the house batteries aren't holding a charge. We purchased the motorhome used and not sure the age of the house batteries or if they are the correct batteries. There two Interstate battery 6V GC2-XHD-UTL. Should I replace them with the same batteries or maybe two 12 volt batteries, Help!
The batteries you have are golf cart batteries. That is what the "...GC" stands for. They are what you should have. They can last 3-5 years or longer depending how you take care of them. Don't discharge below 50% charge or you will shorten the battery life.
Probably need replacing. SAMs club is a great place to get them. About $80 a piece.
You could go to an auto parts and have them load tested. Outside chance your charger is not working but the odds are the batteries.
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