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Old 09-06-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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We just joined iRV2, and I hope to learn a little about what the most common battery setup might be for house batteries. We will be driving our recently purchased 1999 Georgie Boy 2601 Pursuit home tomorrow, and we know that we need to purchase new 'house' batteries.
I'm sure there will be other 'bugs' that we will need to address as well, and I hope my connection to iRV2 will prove to be helpful.
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House batteries should be deep cycle batteries, not Starting batteries. Deep cycle batteries are designed for slow discharge over a long period of time. Starting batteries are designed to deliver a bunch of power immediately to start the engine.

There are marine batteries that claim to be a combination of both, but the compromise both functions and do neither as well as a dedicated battery.

Especially for house batteries, you want the most amp hour rating possible. According to the space you have, this could be 2 large 6 v batteries wired in series or two 12 v batteries wired in parallel, which ever you have space and cables set up.

There are also AGM and Gel-Cell batteries, but check that your converter/charger can properly charge those battery types before investing in them.
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Old 09-06-2015, 07:57 PM   #3
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We just joined iRV2, and I hope to learn a little about what the most common battery setup might be for house batteries. We will be driving our recently purchased 1999 Georgie Boy 2601 Pursuit home tomorrow, and we know that we need to purchase new 'house' batteries.

I'm sure there will be other 'bugs' that we will need to address as well, and I hope my connection to iRV2 will prove to be helpful.

It also matters how you will use the RV, as to what and how many batteries to buy. Are you planning to always overnight where you can plug into power ? If so, you don't need as much battery capacity as someone that likes to spend days parked in the middle of nowhere, without shore power available.

Are you planning to add solar panels for free energy from the sun ? If so, more battery capacity is ideal for that.
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Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined us!

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Old 09-07-2015, 04:22 PM   #6
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Hi BFlinn181, Thank you for your quick and helpful response. You have verified information that I have come across before, and I appreciate it. We managed to make the trip home today, and I will be going to my battery place tomorrow to see what I can find. Blacksandedd
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:26 PM   #7
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Hi Pasdad1,
Thank you for your good input regarding batteries. We have thought about solar panels, and I will certainly do some more research. I think it makes good sense to make use of the sun as much as possible. Blacksandedd
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