Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-22-2005, 06:01 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
Davis's Avatar
 
1996 34' Excella
Americus , Georgia
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 307
Coach Batteries ?

I have a 1991 34ft Ecella 1000 that has two coach batteries. My question is can I safely use only one battery. I don`t do any dry camping and the only time I need the battery power is for the power jack. If It is safely possible to get by with one battery then will it matter which side is used. Thanks Davis
__________________

__________________
Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2005, 06:37 PM   #2
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Davis.

You can use either battery.

But, you must use one of them, your choice.

Andy
__________________

__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2005, 09:14 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 2,183
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davis
I have a 1991 34ft Ecella 1000 that has two coach batteries. My question is can I safely use only one battery. I don`t do any dry camping and the only time I need the battery power is for the power jack. If It is safely possible to get by with one battery then will it matter which side is used. Thanks Davis
You also need the battery to power the brakes when the break-away switch is closed. That happens when the trailer says bub-bye to the tow vehicle while in tow. This being the MAIN reason that you need at least one battery.
Hope this helps.
__________________
Anon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2005, 10:44 PM   #4
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
New Borockton , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,288
Images: 21
Yes you can do that but to maintain them, I would keep them connected in parallal and use them both so they receive the same charge (as a bank) and remain in the same condition, hopefully. If there is a reason you need to pull one, do it but one could possibly act different later and affect the whole bank. In other words, your charger will treat both batteries as one when you bring it back in the system so they should be equal for the charger to do it's job correctly.
__________________
Randy...Converters, Inverters, Trimetric, Surge Protectors, Zamp Solar, AGM Batteries
www.bestconverter.com
68 Overlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2005, 05:52 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
Davis's Avatar
 
1996 34' Excella
Americus , Georgia
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 307
Hi,
Thanks for the info. I am planning on buying one new battery to replace my two aged batteries that are ready to retire. Davis
__________________
Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2005, 11:23 AM   #6
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
New Borockton , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,288
Images: 21
In that case you will be fine. Remember to pull the quick disconnect from the compartment not used so the cables don't arc when your bouncing down the road.
__________________

__________________
Randy...Converters, Inverters, Trimetric, Surge Protectors, Zamp Solar, AGM Batteries
www.bestconverter.com
68 Overlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Batteries & Solar Charles Q Treichel Generators & Solar Power 2 12-02-2008 01:06 PM
B190 Coach power problem Luckydog Sprinter and B-van Forum 21 11-12-2002 01:59 PM
Upgrading batteries Les Gilliam Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 5 10-16-2002 12:58 PM
Batteries..All about batteries FrankR Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 0 07-17-2002 10:05 PM
Where should I install new batteries? Andy R Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 3 03-31-2002 11:01 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.