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Old 06-07-2009, 06:08 AM   #1
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require new batteries

Preowned--25' safari---will be parked in a florida rv park all winter--do NO dry camping--use batteries for jacking trailer to set on ball-----have 2 deep cycle batteries that require replacement --is it necessary to replace with expensive deep cycle batteries--any battery suggestions???
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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--is it necessary to replace with expensive deep cycle batteries--???
NO, but... Battery life may/will become an issue if you fail to keep a full charge on a non-deep cycle battery. A standard auto battey is not meant to be run down and recharged over and over. Also a good dependable auto battery is not cheap either.


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If that is all you use the battery for any battery will do, in fact you can probably scale back to one battery.

But, unless you have a battery disconnect switch there are certain parasitic draws that run off the battery 24/7/365. For example the radio and I think the circuit board in the refridgerator and furnace.

It will decease battery life to fully discharge.
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