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Old 08-22-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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I want to hook up 2 batteries how do I connect them. They will be used as my main batteries,in my 5th wheel.
Any help would be great.

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Old 08-22-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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I am no wizard when it comes to electrics but this might help.

Good luck.

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Old 08-25-2011, 05:28 PM   #3
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If you need cable to connect the batteries together be sure to use # 6 or even # 4 (smaller #, the greater capacity wire). The least expensive place is your local Welding equipment supply store. Welding cable has smaller dia. wire strands (more flexiable) it has industeral strength outer coating. The store should also have an assortment of connecting ends and will probably crimp them on for you as well as cutting the wire to custom lengths.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:32 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum!

That's a good link that Danes provided. You don't mention if you're wanting to use 6v or 12v batteries so be sure to read the article carefully. You don't want to wire them incorrectly and end up putting 24v into your rig.

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I too welcome you to the irv2.com discussion forums! Another reference is the 12V side of life part 1.
The part 2 of this series goes deeper into 12VDC wiring and systems. I hope you enjoy your RV and the adventures it allows.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:15 AM   #6
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Smile Thank u all for your help

I got the batteries wired and everything is working. My compresser went out and we bought a new pancake one it's 150PSI.
My rig is :
Jayco Designer 2002-31 ft long pulled by a chey silverado 3500 diesel.

We are on the road about 10months a year,go home to our stick built for 2 months and check on our peach trees,the peaches should start to ripen in Sep.
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