Originally Posted by motofamily
We have a 2006 Coachmen Cross Country and when we are "boondocking" we really only use the lights, tv, and satelite or DVD player. My first question is since we are prob due to replace our coach batteries which brand is best? What size should I get? And I guess the final question is do I need to add anything else to make the TV loads any easier on the batteries like maybe one of those battery backups for a computer? We use our generator alot to run the ac or to keep the fan running on the furnance as the furnance fan seems to drain the battery quick. Just asking you guys are all so great and thanks in advance for the help.
it depends on how much room you have and how much money you want to spend on batteries.
imo the best batteries are lifeline agm batteries. kinda expensive though. agm batteries don't need to be installed top side up. mine are installed on their sides. i went from less than 200 ah capacity to 300 ah capacity just by replacing the batteries. lifelines will last 10 years, so the up front cost is somewhat amortized. i got mine from bd batteries online.
check my previous posts for pictures of my installation.
check these references:
Batteries -- and Other Electric Stuff by phred
Deep Cycle Battery FAQ
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