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Okay, i have some friends that have a 1996 Fleetwood Prowler, its about 35ft long with a super slide (dinette and couch). This rig has 2 12 volt batteries. I have pulled this rig to an RV park where it is always plugged in to shore power. It will not be going anywhere else, it will not be traveling anywhere else this is pretty much its last stop. Is there any reason that we couldn't replace the 2 12 volt batteries with just 1 12 volt battery? Its still just a 12 volt system and it will always be plugged into shore power. All opinions appreciated.


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If it's seasonal with electric and you plan on having the slide extended all the time, there's really no reason to have even ONE battery.


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Some converters want a battery but most do not.
So go ahead and post the converter brand and model.

Otherwise you can go to a single 12v before you even pull the thing.


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Posted: 02/27/12 08:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, a single 12 volt battery is fine.

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I agree, so long as you have reliable shore power (or generator power) no need for batteries beyond one for .. Well there are reasons to have one, a Group 24 is just fine, and don't worry about starting, marine/deep cycle or deep cycle, just a low cost (Wal-Mart) Group 24 maintence free.

If you plan on running on battery power, as I do Saturday. You need more.


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Posted: 02/28/12 09:37am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Were there any switch-mode converters (which do not need the battery as filter) out in 1996, the year of the OP rig?


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BFL13 Don't know the answer to your question. Unfortunately I won't be able to get the name and model# on the converter until this weekend.

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