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Old 01-27-2011, 09:31 PM   #15
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I agrree with all of the above. Two golf cart batts the way to go. They put them in for a reason. Lots of up and down charging. Replaced mine after they were in coach for 9 yrs. Got them at local golf cart shop. 102.00 ea
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I agrree with all of the above. Two golf cart batts the way to go. They put them in for a reason. Lots of up and down charging. Replaced mine after they were in coach for 9 yrs. Got them at local golf cart shop. 102.00 ea
What kind did you get?
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Costco yesterday, Golf cart 6 volt 220's $74 or the bigger if you have space for $94(or close)

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I purchased (2) of the GC 220AH batteries from Sam's Club in Lynnwood, WA about 9 months ago for $75 a piece. They are the same batteries that Les Schwab are selling for $100+ I have (2) solar panels on my MH and the batteries have performed very well...
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I purchased (2) of the GC 220AH batteries from Sam's Club in Lynnwood, WA about 9 months ago for $75 a piece. They are the same batteries that Les Schwab are selling for $100+ I have (2) solar panels on my MH and the batteries have performed very well...
How many watts is your solar panel? Where you get them?
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How many watts is your solar panel? Where you get them?
I have (2) 100 watt panels from AM Solar.
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I think I screwed up just got the two 6 volt batts home there is no way two are going to fit side by side.Now I can fit each battery by itself on each side,can I still use the two 6 volts or should I get two12volts.Would I lose anything by using the two 6 volts.
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I think I screwed up just got the two 6 volt batts home there is no way two are going to fit side by side.Now I can fit each battery by itself on each side,can I still use the two 6 volts or should I get two12volts.Would I lose anything by using the two 6 volts.
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Before you get yourself in trouble you might want to read up on 6 and 12 volt battery systems, here is a link to some good info

When changing batteries from 12 volt to six volt, make sure they are rewired properly.
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I think I screwed up just got the two 6 volt batts home there is no way two are going to fit side by side.Now I can fit each battery by itself on each side,can I still use the two 6 volts or should I get two12volts.Would I lose anything by using the two 6 volts.
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You're not making any sense to me

What do you mean by "Now I can fit each battery by itself on each side"? Each side of what?

There is no particular advantage of 12 vs. 6 volts provided both are deep cycle and of the same quality. It's all about cramming the maximum aH's in the available space. If two group 27 12v's fit nicely in your space, that would be the way I'd go. If the golf cart batteries don't fit nicely, there's no advantage in going that route.

IMHO, contrary to many opinions here, all batteries are not created equal. You get what you pay for. I don't get those with $300,000 coaches who put in $50 Walmart no-name batteries. For wet cell batteries, you can't beat Interstate. For AGM, Lifelines are the best. Again IMHO
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I have a battery compartment on each side of the coach behind each seat,my thought was to put two 6v in series on each side then parallel the two sets.But I can only get two 6volts for now which would be 220ah,will I be okay with one pair of 6 volts for now? hope that helps
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I have a battery compartment on each side of the coach behind each seat,my thought was to put two 6v in series on each side then parallel the two sets.But I can only get two 6volts for now which would be 220ah,will I be okay with one pair of 6 volts for now? hope that helps
Sure, two 6volts wired in series will work, but if I understand you, only one golf cart battery fits per side? That would limit you in not being able to expand to your desired four house batteries. If that is your eventual goal, I would find a battery size that two can fit on each side. There are group 27 6 volt deep cycle batteries. You could put 2 of those per side.

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Another thing to consider is that all batteries in a bank should be the same type and age. If not, the weaker ones will drain the stronger ones. You may want to buy all four batteries at once for that reason.
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