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Old 01-27-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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I have checked a lot of fourms and thought I would ask here. I need to replace the Batts. in my Toy Hauler (WW FS2600) and not to sure if I should go with 2 6v or 2 12v batts. I wanted to go with the Optima Yellow top, but was told that might not be the best becausr of the lower charge rate. We park in the sand and I have a honda ES2000 gen. that is on quite a bit.

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Old 01-27-2006, 11:59 AM   #2
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I have checked a lot of fourms and thought I would ask here. I need to replace the Batts. in my Toy Hauler (WW FS2600) and not to sure if I should go with 2 6v or 2 12v batts. I wanted to go with the Optima Yellow top, but was told that might not be the best becausr of the lower charge rate. We park in the sand and I have a honda ES2000 gen. that is on quite a bit.

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Old 01-27-2006, 07:13 PM   #3
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Well, you have a very nice generator

All else being equal, the 6v batteries (like Trojan T-105's) are generally considered a better choice because they are true deep cycle batteries and you can get more "bang for your buck" and more durability.

I have no direct experience with Optimas. Some people swear by them, and others say their construction isn't as sturdy, and they have lower amp hours for the space they take up. That's just what I've heard.

I think you may have it backwards concerning Optima yellow tops and charge rates. They are AGM's and you can charge them faster than standard flooded cell batteries. They'll take a charge about 2x as fast if you have that much juice (but there's no requirement to charge them that quickly).

Sounds like you want the most power you can fit into your battery compartment, right? I'd say measure the space you have and shop based on that. Get the most amp hours you can. That may mean 2 6v, or one really huge 12v.

If you go with AGMs you won't have to worry about battery height being too high to check water, etc.

Here's a link to some more info we have posted on our web site about batteries.

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Old 01-28-2006, 08:29 AM   #4
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Thanks that's some good info. I think I will go with 2 Trojan T-105's
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Look into the Trojan T-125. I think they are about the same size with more amp hours.
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Well I went with 2 Inerstate 12v deep cycle and the little charge monitor that plugs into the inverter. I'm told that the charge monitor works very good and should help the batts last longer.
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:56 AM   #7
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Don:

Good choice...you'll save alot of battery water by going with the IQ4 SmartCharger!

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