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Old 12-19-2006, 08:59 PM   #1
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I was just wondering about the batteries. The mannual says that the rear battery is for the egine and the front is for the for the 12v parts of the coach. Is the front like a marine or deep cycle. Oh i have a 76 argosy 28. Thanks
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Old 12-20-2006, 12:51 AM   #2
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battery test

A simple way to find out is to disconnect a battery and see what works.I use a deep cycle battery for the inside coach.
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:26 AM   #3
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I was just wondering about the batteries. The mannual says that the rear battery is for the egine and the front is for the for the 12v parts of the coach. Is the front like a marine or deep cycle. Oh i have a 76 argosy 28. Thanks
Hi John; The difference between batterries is, that RV Deep Cycle is designed differently and have different construction. RV/Marine battery is designed to work well while receiving a low rate charge giving you much longer use time under low amperage draw. In equal physical size batteries, the deep cycle will be considerably heavier having more plates. The plates are also retained at the bottom to withstand rough application in boats. Cranking battery in the same size will be much lighter and that is how you can identify them if the labels are missing. Starting battery will also be connected with much heavier battery cables than your coach battery. Thanks "Boatdoc"
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Old 12-20-2006, 05:42 AM   #4
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Your house battery should be marine/deep cycle, and your cranking battery should be an automotive starting battery.
Group sizes that would probably be best in an unaltered motor home would be a group 74 starting battery, and a group 27 deep cycle battery.
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Thanks everyone, that helps a lot.
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