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Old 09-10-2012, 09:05 AM   #1
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Starting battery requirements

What's my best choice? I need to replace my engine starting battery... Do I need cranking power or deep cycle for this. I have an '89 Class A with Ford 460ci gas power train.

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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You need a cranking battery for the engine. Forget the amp-hours and look at the CCA rating. More is better. A 460 is a hefty engine and probably needs somewhere around 700-750 CCA to reliably crank it in cold weather. Of course, with an RV you usually avoid cold weather anyway...
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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yep, CCA for starting, deep cycle for the house.
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I'll 3rd the above two post's. CCA is what you need. Nothing fancy just a typical starting battery that fits your battery tray.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #5
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I have a 99 Bounder with a Ford V-10 and I just replaced my battery. You should use a cranking battery with 800 amps or higher. I selected an Interstate series battery with 1000 amps.
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Just replaced mine. Called Spartan to see if there was a minimum CCA my ISL 370 needed. They told me 950. Couldn't hurt to check with engine/chassis manufacturer.
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