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jerem0621

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I need a new battery for my TT. I do not "boon dock" all I really need a battery for is the brake away switch to stay legal.

Do I "need" the more expensive deep cycle batteries or am I ok to go with a cheap wal-mary battery? There is like $40.00 difference in price. I know you get what you pay for and all that jazz, but I only need it for brake away purposes.

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The cheaper battery should be fine for what your looking for. I would however stick to a deep cycle, as they will last you much longer. Also if you take it out when the TT is sitting for long periods/winter, it will last you a good amount of time.

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If you want to go really cheap, you could use a lawnmower battery if all you need it for is the breakaway switch.


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My battery went down a few months ago and I replaced it with a like item. My battery in my previously owned PUP came in handy several times when lightening knocked out the cg power. We had lights, etc. Need to remember...it is also an emergency back-up when needed. I make sure mine works all the time.

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I had a marine battery in my last camper and it lasted many many years.I never boondocked and always removed it and put it in a warm area in the winter months.It was on its 7th season and still going strong when i traded TTs a few weeks ago.Hope this one lasts as long.


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I agree with others. The cheapest group 24 12V deep cycle is your best bet. Its very likely you will deplete the battery once or twice a year and having the deep cycle will save you the replacement costs down the road again.


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If all you are using it for is the brake, then I'd go cheap like what you are thinking.


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jerem0621 wrote:

I need a new battery for my TT. I do not "boon dock" all I really need a battery for is the brake away switch to stay legal.

Do I "need" the more expensive deep cycle batteries or am I ok to go with a cheap wal-mary battery? There is like $40.00 difference in price. I know you get what you pay for and all that jazz, but I only need it for brake away purposes.

Thanks!

Jeremiah


Have you camped at Fort Mountain State Park near Chatsworth, GA? That is where the lightening hit the campground power lines. It blew my fuses..but after I replaced them, I had lights for the rest of the night. Good ole battery saved me...

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