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Old 03-27-2011, 11:55 AM   #1
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spare battery

going to get a spare battery?? have a start battery for the Engine and a house battery. since Im going to a national park this year I have room to put another battery were the house battery goes I want to ues the battery for a start if needed for example if the engine would not start I would have a battery for jumping?? I would not need a big expensive battery?? Am I thinking correct?

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Old 03-27-2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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The answer is "it all depends".

1. What are your coach specs? Brand, fuel, etc.
2. How do you camp, full hookups or boondock?
3. How long are you gone for?
4. Is there a switch on the dash that allows the driver to combine the batteries in case the engine will not start?
5. Does the coach have a generator?

Let us know and we can go from there.

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Old 03-27-2011, 12:21 PM   #3
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I carry one of these Costco - PeakŪ 450 Amp Jump Starter. Just plug it in overnight once in a while to keep it fully charged.
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Old 03-27-2011, 12:37 PM   #4
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GAS GEN THAT WE CAN RUN DURING DAY GOING TO NATIONAL PARK IN Maine. for a week we do not care about tv as we want to treat grand daughter to nature. I was just thinking for back up to have a spare battery
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