Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-30-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
doublehooked's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 129
Starting battery size

I have 2005 37 Fleetwood with Vortex 8.1 engine, I need to replace starting battery. I looked at old one and there is no CCA information on it. Nothing in my Workhorse book about it either. Can anyone help. Auto part store suggested 875 cca is this correct?

Thanks
doublehooked
__________________

__________________
doublehooked is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-30-2010, 12:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Texas Boomers Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Big Spring, Texas
Posts: 579
Send a message via Yahoo to jdoc
There should be a group size sticker or some other way of identifying the group size you need. All batteries have this number. You can then get the proper CCA battery you need.
__________________

__________________
Jerry and Janell & Westie dog Gus (Augustus McCrae)
Navy by record Marine by choice
2005 Bounder 38N DP 300 CAT 2014 Jeep Wrangler
jdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2010, 03:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: North East Indiana
Posts: 1,959
Quote:
Originally Posted by doublehooked View Post
I have 2005 37 Fleetwood with Vortex 8.1 engine, I need to replace starting battery. I looked at old one and there is no CCA information on it. Nothing in my Workhorse book about it either. Can anyone help. Auto part store suggested 875 cca is this correct?

Thanks
doublehooked
Your auto parts store is steering you right. You could, I do, go to 1000 cca but it is not necessary. CCA is just Cold Cranking Amps and not terribly important as the correct series is.
__________________
Izzyblueye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 12:20 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
DAN L's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,409
Quote:
Originally Posted by doublehooked View Post
I have 2005 37 Fleetwood with Vortex 8.1 engine, I need to replace starting battery. I looked at old one and there is no CCA information on it. Nothing in my Workhorse book about it either. Can anyone help. Auto part store suggested 875 cca is this correct?

Thanks
doublehooked
I installed a sears platinum diehard agm starting battery with 880 cca in april, 2007. it is performing well.

http://www.sears.com:80/shc/s/p_1015...ype=G3&prdNo=3
__________________
01 WINNEBAGO 35U W20.8.1L SW Wa, Hi. Good Sam, SKP. AMSOIL fluids. BANKS ecm program. SCAN GAUGE II w/ Ally temp. 2 LIFELINE GPL-6CT AGM Batts on their sides. TST tptts. K&N panel air filter. AERO mufflers. TAYLOR plug wires. ULTRA POWER track bar. KONI fsd shocks
DAN L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2010, 06:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Iron Man's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 921
Get the highest cranking amps in the series of the battery. Heat and cold and can make starting a engine diffucult. More cranking amps can't hurt.
__________________
John, Pam, Nicholas, Little Man and Aria
NKK 16073L
2007 Essex 4502 2004 Avalanche
Iron Man is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing 12 volt Converter and Battery Charger DriVer RV Systems & Appliances 13 08-22-2011 10:32 AM
Battery Capacity & Tray Size lonestarace Monaco Owner's Forum 9 04-11-2010 01:52 PM
solar battery charger Lt Dan 560 Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 7 03-14-2010 06:42 PM
Battery explosion Daysu47 Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 5 11-14-2008 05:16 PM
chassis battery problems tallguy Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 12 10-08-2006 09:53 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.