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rvshrinker wrote:

Huh. Turns out i have 6v batteries. What are the implications of that vs 12v?



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No real implications, at least probably nothing you'll notice. They should give you a longer service life. But like all things in life that is entirely dependent on how well you maintain them. If you abuse them by letting them sit discharged, only partially charged, or let them run out of water, they won't be any better than 12 volt batteries.

If not abused they will last longer in an off shore power scenario. They will also survive more discharge/recharge cycles before needing replacement than a 12 volt battery.

As far as your trailer dolly, there is probably no real noticeable difference between 6 volt or 12 colt batteries.


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I keep trailer plugged in at all times when not traveling. I've checked water every six months for two years and have never needed to add water. We do live in a mild climate with rare freezing and rare temps over 90.

I remember now when I ordered the RV, on the advice of this board, I asked to be upgraded to 2 6v batteries.

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