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Old 02-12-2019, 01:29 PM   #1
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House Batteries

I have an older 36ft knight diesel. I need to replace the house batteries. ( 4 ) We dry camp for a week or two at a time while out for 6 to 8 weeks.
I was thinking about replacing the 6v batteries with larger 6v 440ah golf cart batteries. Anyone have any experience with these larger batteries?

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Should make a nice battery bank.

Just remember, what you take out, you must put back. With that size bank, that takes a robust charger to do it fast.

When I had a a 800 AH bank, I charged with 675 watts of solar, a 75 amps charger and a 100 amp alternator. It still took a few hours of running.

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I'm not a boondocker so can't add to what twinboat has said! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

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Old 02-12-2019, 04:12 PM   #4
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twinboat, Thanks for reminding me about the charging system. I should know better!
I will take a look at the current charger. I was concerned about cooking batteries ad I think that is what happened to my current ones as I smelled them. I know that is a sign of cooking. I was thinking more about longer use time. I will also consider installing solar .
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