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Old 07-09-2021, 07:00 AM   #1
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Alpine Halo 11 and Coach Batteries?

you guys are costing me money! Read about all the issues with the Kenwood decided to upgrade, enter the Alpine Halo 11. Now my coach batteries are dead, not because of Alpine. Need to replace with same or upgraded batteries but in same location, under the coach in stock brackets. info and pics welcomed.
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Old 07-09-2021, 01:31 PM   #2
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I've been debating between the halo 9 and 11 thought the 11 might be to big but your picture suggests it won't. Did you do the install?
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Old 07-09-2021, 01:39 PM   #3
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I had the same doubts until i saw an open box special on 11. It definitely fits well. Yes, but not by choice.
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Old 07-10-2021, 07:52 AM   #4
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Your install looks AWESOMEÖ stop showing us new and shiny things!
Iím so ready to rip the Kenwood out but I think Iím on the path of being divorced before being married. Heís starting to think I like upgrades better than him at this point. I will not admit to that fact!

In all seriousness, I really like how the Alpine fits perfectly into the space. Nice upgrade.

Iíd recommend upgrading to lithium in a heartbeat. Our batteries were located under and behind the sofa so another couple members might have to walk you through the battery box situation. Good luck!
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Old 07-10-2021, 08:22 AM   #5
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Hi

Five years on the coach batteries is doing pretty well. I would not go to crazy on the replacements.

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Old 07-10-2021, 02:28 PM   #6
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I am thinking lifeline 27 , 100 ah. i am not sure of size in undercarriage stock box.
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Old 07-11-2021, 06:42 AM   #7
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I am thinking lifeline 27 , 100 ah. i am not sure of size in undercarriage stock box.
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The Lifeline's are good batteries. They also come in a group 24 if it's a small box. There is an argument in favor of "whatever Costco has on sale this week". The theory being that in an application like this, they last almost as long and cost way less ....

If yours are as deeply buried as I suspect they are, AGM's are a good idea, regardless of brand.

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Given you have an AI, If you plan to camp without hookups you're going to want to switch to lithium ASAP. If you have no interest in that kind of camping, new AGM batteries may serve.

We have a Pioneer with a 9" floating screen and are happy with it. I believe an 11" floating screen would fit just fine, if you prefer that.
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Do the Lifeline 27 fit where the 24 are now, undercarriage box?
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Do the Lifeline 27 fit where the 24 are now, undercarriage box?
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Often they do, sometimes they don't ..... There seems to be a bit of variation in the size of the battery boxes.

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Given you have an AI, If you plan to camp without hookups you're going to want to switch to lithium ASAP. If you have no interest in that kind of camping, new AGM batteries may serve.

We have a Pioneer with a 9" floating screen and are happy with it. I believe an 11" floating screen would fit just fine, if you prefer that.
did you have to put in a kill switch for the radio?
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did you have to put in a kill switch for the radio?


Yes we did, because the "off" button on the touch screen was basically fake. Kill switch turns off the radio but does not cut power to the line that maintains radio memory.
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