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Posted: 03/10/19 01:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After 4 years my group 24 battery has hit the wall, looking to replace before next weekends first outing. Any reason not to go with a group 31?

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Will it fit in your battery box?


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No, but It’s just a plastic removable box that I can replace for 14 dollars.

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Why not do an energy survey, actual use or desired use, then decide on the amp hours needed?


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Posted: 03/10/19 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Then I don’t know of any reason why you could’t.

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I guess I worded my original post wrong. Is there any benefit of a group 31 battery if I never dry camp?

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on a rainy day you can watch tv all day long.

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Cram as many amps as you can in the space available. Put a 4D, an 8D if there is room.


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DinTulsa wrote:

I guess I worded my original post wrong. Is there any benefit of a group 31 battery if I never dry camp?
Only if the power goes out.


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If you absolutely NEVER dry camp, No there is not an advantage to spending the extra for the larger battery, unless as someone pointed out, the power goes out. I actually had that happen in a state park with full hookups once after a big storm. I was able to run fans, lights and all other 12v items for the 30 or so hours until power was restored. So that would be the only benefit I could point out, that it gives you a little extra cushion if your "plans" suddenly change.


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