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1Longbow

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Posted: 09/02/18 09:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What would you rate as the best Rv batteries for dry camping. Name brand,reason. Thank you

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Well, there's price, longevity, maintenance, capacity. etc. Best usually means price around here. Lithium is best.

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If you do not camp in the cold then look at LI technology. There is a high initial cost.

What do you plan on running while dry camping?


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Posted: 09/02/18 10:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Best bang for your buck, GC-2 6volt.

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The best is whatever your wallet will afford and take care of...


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...and take care of x2. Keeping at or near a full charge, checking water levels, preventing corrosion etc.


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Posted: 09/02/18 10:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I get my GC2 at Costco and seem to be a good value.
I agree lithium would be far better but the value might be a stretch unless you were close to full time off-grid.


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Not looking at price,just the best bang for the buck. Have to run a cpap machine, furnace ,and maybe the TV when its raining out,lights. We do ,some cold weather camping. Right now 2 12 volt batteries,would 2 6 volts be better? Thank you

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1Longbow wrote:

Right now 2 12 volt batteries,would 2 6 volts be better? Thank you
Plenty of discussions about that.

6v v 12 2018
6v v 12 2017
6v v 12 2017
12v vs 6v.. which charge faster? 2014
12v or 6 Dec 2013
2- 12v or 6v June 2013
12v vs 6v batteries 2013
12v vs 6v batteries 2006
More 12v vs 6 2006
12v vs 6v 2010
Why 2 6? 2006

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1Longbow wrote:

Not looking at price,just the best bang for the buck. Have to run a cpap machine, furnace ,and maybe the TV when its raining out,lights. We do ,some cold weather camping. Right now 2 12 volt batteries,would 2 6 volts be better? Thank you
2x GC2 would have more capacity than 2x G24 or about the same as 2x G27 or G29. If you really need more capacity look at 4x GC2.

Might be best to verify how you are charging the batteries assuming you are using a generator. There are some OEM converters that are great but most are sad to miserable. Have you ever checked that you are getting 14.2+ volts on the battery terminals?

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