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Old 07-28-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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Question Which Battery

O.K. I know that I've been asking alot of questions....But I'm new to this. I need to know what kind of battery to buy to take with me when I go to pick up the Sovereign that I recently bought. The PO says the battery in it isn't any good.
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Old 07-28-2004, 07:12 PM   #2
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If you have an extra 12volt auto battery that would work fine. If you want a new keeper, most use 12 volt 27D deep cycle marine battery. Looks just like auto battery. There are thousands of post about batteries and types.

If you are hooked up to the trailer the battery won't be doing anything. Unless the trailer gets separated from the tow veh. Then the breakaway switch (you do have a break away switch) uses the trailer battery to work the brakes and stop the trailer. Never seen it happen but sounds exciting. Try not to think about it..... So for now any well charged 12volt auto battery will get you home. If you are lucky the tow veh will keep it charged along the way. When I park at night I always unplug from the tow.
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Old 07-29-2004, 09:32 PM   #3
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Group 27 battery

I have been extremely happy with my two Delco Voyager grp. 27 maintenance free batteries. They are rated 105 amp hours. You might look on the Trojan battery site for their grp. 27 battery that is rated 115 amp hours. These batteries are both deep cycle batteries designed for RV use rather than just deep cycle/marine. There really is a difference since they use slightly more lead than the marine combination.

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Old 07-30-2004, 10:54 AM   #4
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thanks for help with batteries
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RVs require a good Deep Cycle battery for constant use. They last much longer and provide great service if you keep them watered. DO NOT buy a regular car battery for regular RV use.

If you have room for two batteries, I'd go with the 6V Trojan T105 batteries. When wired in series you have a huge 12 battery capable of delivering 220 amp hours of power. Great for dry camping/boondocking. If you don't boondock much then I'd go with a single 12V Trojan, size 27.
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