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Old 10-18-2014, 08:58 AM   #15
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Scotty I understand two six volts being like one big twelve volt. But my coach has two positive and two negative cables going into the coach. Currently each twelve volt battery is conected separately to one positive and one negative.
Got you. You could connect both cables of each to the same terminal. Some applications for inverters require two 4/0 cables to handle the amps. I have as many as 3 cables of varying sizes attached to one post. As long as there are enough threads left to get a full nut.
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Dear Camper, I would bet that you have 6 volt batteries already. A close look as to how many fill caps per battery? 3 caps per battery they are 6 volt. The reason I say this is because my Fleetwood has 4 batteries for the coach at 6 volts each. There should also be two different looking batteries that are chassis batteries.
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Dear Camper, I would bet that you have 6 volt batteries already. A close look as to how many fill caps per battery? 3 caps per battery they are 6 volt. The reason I say this is because my Fleetwood has 4 batteries for the coach at 6 volts each. There should also be two different looking batteries that are chassis batteries.
Greg, not to be rude but I have owned motorhomes for more than 30 years and I know the difference between 6and12volt batteries.
But thanks for your input.
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Sorry it is Group 27.

Thanks folks for the info. I didn't believe you could replace one for one with 6V's...just had to check my sanity. I will replace with 4 GC2 series batteries.

Again, Thanks!
In another thread I posted about those who think all batteries are the same...

Group 27 is just shy of 100 amp hours, Let's round and say you have 400 amp hours there.. Of course these are Marine/Deep cycle so you can only use about 100 before serious damage happens to the battery life.

You are upgrading to 4 GC-2 and yes that is an upgrade

230 amp hours per pair that's 460 amp hours total and as these are DEEP CYCLE (no mention of marine) you can use up to HALF that capacity without serious damage or 230 amp hours.

That, is a major upgrade. Good plan you will be happy.

NOTE: make sure the charger settings on the inverter/charger or your converter's settings (Whichever applies) are proper.. My GC-2's lasted 9 years with abuse (Occasional discharged to like 20% state of charge) DEEP CYCLE batteries recover better when that happens as opposed to other types.
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Greg, not to be rude but I have owned motorhomes for more than 30 years and I know the difference between 6and12volt batteries.
But thanks for your input.
Just saying something is rude. Being quiet would have been the best!
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