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Old 07-30-2015, 09:23 PM   #1
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Battery Size

Does a 25' come standard with group 24 or group 27 batteries.

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Old 07-30-2015, 09:38 PM   #2
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Generally speaking, group 24 lead/acid wet cell are standard. Many upgrade to group 27 AGM or 6 volt batteries for the increased storage capacity.
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We have a 27 in our 76...
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Old 07-31-2015, 06:28 AM   #4
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Generally speaking, group 24 lead/acid wet cell are standard. Many upgrade to group 27 AGM or 6 volt batteries for the increased storage capacity.
Thanks. My AS is a 2009 25' FB Int. Will group 27 fit in the standard battery box? I like the idea of the 6 volt but the added weight is an issue for me as I'm maxed out of payload. The size is an issue as well but I understand the box can be modified to accept them.

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Once I put the Solar panels on w/Blue Sky Controller, I immediately upgraded to 2 #27 group for the additional storage. Works well!
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:00 AM   #6
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Thanks. My AS is a 2009 25' FB Int. Will group 27 fit in the standard battery box? I like the idea of the 6 volt but the added weight is an issue for me as I'm maxed out of payload. The size is an issue as well but I understand the box can be modified to accept them.

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The 6 volt batteries are taller so the top of the battery box will need to be raised. I have a friend who did this by fabricating a collar that's the same dimensions as the existing box, and remounting the lid to the collar.

I have two Lifeline G27 AGM batteries in the A-frame box, but I had to modify the box slightly to get them in. The box size on my 2005 is fine, but it has a lip around the top that faces inward and makes it impossible to get the batteries in. I had to cut off part of the lip on one side next to the latch...enough to drop in one battery at a time. Drop one in slide it over, then drop in the second one.

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I'm having a hard time finding a vendor to extend the battery box on my FC 27 from the bottom; I don't want to elongate the box on top because I don't think the storage door under the bed would open. I'm thinking about just putting in the largest batteries I can find without changing the compartment. Boondocking use with solar and perhaps a Honda 2000i converted to propane are under consideration for a charging option. Has someone gone this route? What are the largest batteries you've found that fit without modifying the box? Or would you keep going until I can find someone to enlarge the box and use golf cart batteries, such as the Trojan-105RE, which the manufacturer says are ideal for the task. T-105-RE | Trojan Battery Company THANKS!
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