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Old 04-07-2003, 08:41 AM   #1
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Thanks for the info on battery uses, now which kind of battery should I install for trailer it seems the other one will not hold a charge and I want to make sure to get the right one. Any advise?
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Old 04-07-2003, 09:59 AM   #2
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If your battery tray can hold it, I would recommend a Trojan 31XHS or 30XHS, (13"L X 6.75"W x 9.5"H). This will give you maximum capacity for this size battery at 130 AH. Trojan also has the group 27, 27TMH at 115 AH. A group 24, 24TMX is 85 AH.

I just bought a 30XHS from a local battery shop for $89.95.

There are other fine battery brands out there. I also have a group 27 Exide combo battery (Starting and Deep Cycle) that has a rating of 95 AH. This battery is has served me well and has allowed us to boondock in the summer for two days before needing a recharge. I can run the furnace for 1 night, in colder weather and still have just a little reserve left over.
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I'll have to defer to the vintage Airstream guys as to what will fit, but if you intend to "boondock" i.e. camp without electrical hookups, I buy TWO of the largest batteries that will fit. Group 31 12 volt batteries are only 1/4" longer than the Group 27 that fit most compartments. Two in parallel give 260AH.

If the compartment is tall enough, two T-105 golf cart batteries will be a little cheaper, and give more discharge cycles (i.e. longer life) at the same discharge depth.
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Do you have the two battery compartments mounted in the front of the trailer on either side of the propane tanks? Those on my '77 Excella 500 would not allow a Duralast deep cycle Grp. 27 battery to fit because they were about 1/8-1/4 too long. A Delco Voyager grp. 27 105 amp hr. battery fits just right if you are looking for a maintenance free battery. As mentioned earlier, if the Trojan grp 27 deep cycle with the 115 amp. hr. rating fits in the boxes (assuming you have 2) then I would go with them.
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