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Old 04-16-2012, 03:25 PM   #15
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My MH has (2) 6V house batteries and I jsut replaced them as of today.
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We have one grp 29 deep for the coach. I was wondering how that battery is charged. We use the 12 volt lights as litttle as possible. Does the 120 volt plug and the gen charge the deepcycle or is it recharged from the alternator when the engine runs? Thanks for the help! Tom
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4 group 31 for house and 2 for chassis seems to work good
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #18
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Spent $50 or $60 on a Pro Fill system- makes servicing your batteries super easy and convenient. You won't have a battery go dry again and you can throw away the mirror and flashlight.

Our 4 6v batteries are a bear to get to; once a month, we hook up the distilled water jug and with 2 pumps of the hand squeeze pump- done in 2 minutes.
Luckily ours are on a slideout tray and very easy to get to. I did add 4oz of mineral oil to each cell back in 2004 or 2005, that lessened the amount of distilled water I had to add, and it sure didn't hurt the life of the batteries either. Almost 10 years is great for a standard lead acid deep cycle!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:26 PM   #19
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I have 1 12v house battery. Don't boon dock so have little need for a large source of 12v. If I did, the mh has room for 3 batteries which I suppose would all be 12v.
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #20
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I have 2-12v for starting and 6-6v deep cycle for the house and one solar panel
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #21
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We have 2 110 each amp hour Lifeline AGM coach batteries and an engine battery. We dry camp a lot and regularly learn to live without electricity. I do have to use a Bi-Pap machine at night for sleep apnea which uses some energy.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #22
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Six 6v GC2 Interstates. 660 amps bought in spring of 07 for the 2000 watt inverter. 65 watts of solar so I don't have to leave it plugged in when it is home.
Added the extra batteries and inverter for Alaska. Motorhome stayed up there 3 years.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #23
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We have 2-12 volt 245 AH AGMs.
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We use 8 6v house and two 12v chassis batteries. Plus have 6 solar panels each 135 watts. Probably overkill but can run all the appliances without starting the generator and dry camp for weeks on end as long as the sun shines.
I'm envious. Sounds like a very nice set up!

We have 4 deep cycle 6 volt house and 1 - 12 volt chassis battery.
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Two Lifeline 31's for 210 amps total.
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I'm envious. Sounds like a very nice set up!

We have 4 deep cycle 6 volt house and 1 - 12 volt chassis battery.
Got the same......
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How long have yours lasted. I have the same ones and have about 250 nights camping and 2 years on them. I recently didn't even go into my coach for over 3 months due to heart surgery and the Lifeline batteries were nearly fully charged. The chassis battery was dead.
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I've got (8) 6V house batteries and (2) 12V starting batteries....
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