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Old 07-05-2010, 01:06 PM   #1
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First time TT owner. We need to get a battery for the water pump. Does anyone know what battery would be a good fit?
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You should have a battery box, probably on the tongue. Any deep cycle marine 12 volt that fits the box should work. It will also power the 12 volt lights and will be charge by the power converter.

Some RVs will have room for 2 batteries. You have the choice of two 12 volt in parallel or two 6 volts in series.

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Depending on how big your battery space is on the tongue, I recommend either a pair of Trojan T-105 golf cart batteries in series, or 2 pair of Trojan SCS225's in parallel. Also, upgrade your onboard converter to either a Progressive Dynamics 9xxx series charger, or WFCO 35 amp unit, so that your batteries will last a long long time.
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You should have a battery box, probably on the tongue. Any deep cycle marine 12 volt that fits the box should work. It will also power the 12 volt lights and will be charge by the power converter.

Some RVs will have room for 2 batteries. You have the choice of two 12 volt in parallel or two 6 volts in series.

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Thank you. I actually work at a battery company but was not sure which ones to look for. I didn't know if it should be sealed lead or wet lead for starting. What amperage should I look for? The battery box is actually on the side of the trailer and it is not very big.

Thanks for welcome. This is our first trailer, lots to figure out.
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Thank you. I actually work at a battery company but was not sure which ones to look for. I didn't know if it should be sealed lead or wet lead for starting. What amperage should I look for? The battery box is actually on the side of the trailer and it is not very big.

Thanks for welcome. This is our first trailer, lots to figure out.
I appreciate all the help we can get.
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You can go with either wet cell of gel cells as your choice. You do need to use something that has a deep duty cycle as opposed to a standard car battery. If you have an internal side compartment, you are severely limited by the size of the compartment. Measure how large you can go and put the largest battery you can fit in the slot.

If you are considering doing dry camping or boondocking, you will need to go to the two 6 volt golf cart batteries to get longer battery life. One battery won't do much good for dry camping. The two batteries, will require you finding a place to mount them.

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