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Old 02-11-2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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What is recommended for Chassis Batteries for a Dutch Star with an ISL 370? I did a search and counldn't seem to find anything. Couldn't find anything in the Spartan book.
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Old 02-11-2009, 11:58 AM   #2
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I believe it is Interstate 220 amp hrs. 6 volt wet cell. OOPS! Chassis batteries. High crank 12 volt, sorry I don't know the model.

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
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It will need to be more specific. It's for a fiends 05 DSDP. His won't hold a charge. Mine seem to be fine (04). Although, were almost dead after 2 months in storage (outside in Florida). I thought my solar panel would keep them up enoght to start. Should I be looking too???
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Old 02-11-2009, 02:32 PM   #4
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Chassis are nothing special. I'll bet it's a pair of 12v wired in parallel Group 29 or Group 31. You can get them at Walmart or a price club. The label should still be on them, if not, just measure them and compare to a Group 29 or 31.
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Old 02-11-2009, 04:10 PM   #5
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Hi mercerc44,
For me, when it comes to batteries, size matters. I get the largest (capacity specs) that will fit in the space allocated to the batteries. It is difficult to say if you should be looking for new batteries. Do you have a chassis disconnect switch? If so, make sure the chassis batteries are fully charged before the coach goes into storage. Once parked, turn the disconnect switch to off. The batteries should hold their charge for a couple of months. If they do not, then it is time for new batteries.
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Thanks for the info forum members. Will pass along info to friend (I told hime we'd get an answer in short time)and also do some checking on mine and make sure I'll be OK going north in April.
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I purchased my motorhome gently used and decided to replace the chassis batteries since they were nearly 4 years old. What was in there were two FREIGHTLINER batteries at
$ 225/ea. Whooooooo...

I checked around and bought two group 29 s at WalMArt for $ 150. Bough two from WM and, four years later I ave just replaced those two.
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I just purchased two c31 batteries from Sam's.
Price was $99. I got two 6volts for $71.
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