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Old 04-27-2011, 06:28 AM   #81
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I love 6v batteries because of their durability and greater amperage. When you hook two up in series you essentially have one HUGE 12v battery.

I used 6v batteries for years until last year when a battery post broke on one in my Sovereign. I had no 12v power on the last day of a trip because of this and it really sucked. Failures are rare but they can happen. In this particular case, the fault was mine as the 2/0 inverter cable I had connected to the post was under too much tension. Would I use 6v batteries again? Probably, but it depends on the numbers and application. I may use them again for my Overlander.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:20 AM   #82
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Dan:

Hydrogen, the gas vented by lead acid batteries, is lighter than air. To remember, just keep the Hindenburg in mind. Hence the venting no venting discussion.
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:00 PM   #83
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Soyboy is correct Dan, its lighter. I highy doubt they will ever recommend storing them in living quarters non vented.
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Agree with Soyboy and Randy.

In fact, hydrogen is not just light, it's the lightest thing there is!
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:45 PM   #85
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When i bought my 04 22' ccd both 12 v batteries were finished. I replaced them both with 2 12v marine batteries available at walmart.You cant beat walmart for return policy,availability and most importantly price.
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