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Oasisbob wrote:

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Congrads on the new rig. Lots of great places to camp close to our home. I buy all my RV , Boat batteries at Costco. Good price, good battery. I run twin group 27 deep cycle marine. We can dry camp about 4 days if we are careful. At that point the TV needs more voltage. Best of Luck.


Just picked up a nice pair of 6v golf cart batteries yesterday from costco. $90 each. best price after calling all over town.

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Thanks everyone. For my current batteries I've decided to go with another pair of 12volts. There were a couple of reasons. First, when I got to Costco, planning to purchase the 6v batteries for sale there, I found them to be no name made in Mexico, with a 6/12 warranty (6 mo. replace, 12 mo. pro-rated). Right next those were the 12 volt group 27 Kirkland batteries made in USA with a 12/30 warranty. The total AH of the two 12v in parallel was slightly greater than the 2 6v in series, but mostly those 6v batteries didn't strike me as trustworthy.

Second, I had 12v in the rig and I knew I could just swap out the old batteries for the new without having to do too much figuring on the wiring setup.

I still think I will eventually move to a 6 volt system, but for right now the 12 volt was just easier. Thanks to everyone here for your helpful posts.


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ksg5000 wrote:

Costco has best prices and good selection - most (but not all) in the Portland area carry golf cart batteries as well.


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I still think I will eventually move to a 6 volt system, but for right now the 12 volt was just easier. Thanks to everyone here for your helpful posts.
No problem! Just remember that RV's operate on 12V's, there is no 6V system in an RV which is the reason TWO 6V's are purchased and wired together in series.


Right. To be more clear, I think I will move to a battery setup using 6 volt batteries.

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I still think I will eventually move to a 6 volt system, but for right now the 12 volt was just easier. Thanks to everyone here for your helpful posts.
No problem! Just remember that RV's operate on 12V's, there is no 6V system in an RV which is the reason TWO 6V's are purchased and wired together in series.


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Posted: 02/22/12 08:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Visit with your local solar panel / renewable energy vendor.

More often than not, they stock decent AGMs, or other technologies at competitive prices.

For commodity batteries, Wally and Costco are my choice.

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