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Old 08-07-2015, 11:03 AM   #1
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Battery requirements for travel trailer

Need to replace my battery in my travel trailer. What type battery do I need.
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Old 08-07-2015, 11:50 AM   #2
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Were you happy with the old set-up? If yes, just replace the original type.

CostCo sells Interstate brand lead/acid 6 volt cells for $83 (would need 2, of course) and 12 volt RV/Marine cells for just a little bit more.

If you want more power storage, you can add cells as desired...this is where things start to get complicated. It's not rocket science, but there are lots of options.

If you do the swap yourself, a good idea is to take a photo of the installed wires to ensure proper install of the new cells.

Best luck
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Thanks, will do.
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You should purchase a true deep cycle battery. Many brands sell "dual purpose" which are not. These will have a CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) or MCA (Marine Cranking Amps) ratings which indicate they are actually starting batteries. Deep cycles will have a Ah (Amp hours) rating.

This is a pretty good site for education;

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A "group 24" is your basic deep cycle battery. Then you move group 27 and group 29. I just upgraded to the group 29. All I know is the amp hour rating was 70 on my old group 24 and 118 on the new group 29 I bought at Wally World. $96

Im also suplumenting that with a 100 watt portable solar panel. We're on day 4 camping at a Vermont State Park without electric and the new group 29 battery seems to be doing better than the old 24.
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I purchased a Group 27 Interstate Battery. Thank you all for your advise
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I purchased a Group 27 Interstate Battery. Thank you all for your advise
That's what came in my Winnebago. Just try not to let it run down much below 50%. You will get better life/performance in the long run.
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Thanks for the feedback


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