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Old 08-07-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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Installing two new coach batteries

I'm installing two new 12 volt coach batteries. The old ones are showing a charge rate of about 13.7 volts , but they both die once the engine is shut down or I remove shore power.

When I install my new batteries, are there any precations and other advice anyone can provide to do the change over properly ? I'm specifically wanting to know the proper method of keeping these two batteries properly charged and ready for use when needed. Thank you.
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Old 08-07-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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Without knowing any thing about your MH, age, model, etc. it is a bit difficult to answer your concern. However, one of the problems with maintaining house batteries has been with the charger/converter device installed by the MH manufacturer. Many of these devices do not work well and end up cooking batteries with overcharging.

Click on this LINK for more info.
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If they are new batteries you should use a battery charger to build them to a full charge before hooking them up. Than your converter should keep them there.
Flytyer's link will go into more detail also.

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