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Old 07-11-2016, 06:40 PM   #1
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Another battery question

Currently on my 25' 5ver I have two group 29 12v batteries wired to a marine battery switch, off/bat 1/ both/ bat 2. This systems works great for now as I do no dry camping. I use one battery one trip then the other the next trip never both to keep them in use and fully charge between the TV and shore power. I also switch to off so there is no parilistic discharge during storage. It has worked very well to date.

My question is I am thinking about dry camping some and adding two 6v for batteries for #1 position and keeping the group 29 12v in reserve as battery #2. I will have a gen to recharge and use as needed. I know it is dependent on the power use but with the gen that can be easily accounted for. The weight of four 6v batteries is more than I want in the front of the 5th wheel, takes away from what I can carry.

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Old 07-11-2016, 06:48 PM   #2
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So you will have 2x 6v as #1 and a single 29 12v as #2? As long as the old 12v is in good condition, I see no problem.

Are you aware that two of the 12v 29's provide about the same power (amp hours) as 2 x 6v GC2's? I'm not trying to talk you out of the 6v's, but you could get pretty much the same effect by adding another 29 12v to your present set-up.
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I currently have two group 29 12v and no I thought I would increase my reserve with changing one 29 with two 6v and keeping the other 29. I certainly could be wrong and see little no increase?
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