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2011 Palomino Puma 19 RL
I'm a newbie and just learning.

Travel Trailer Did not come with a battery, and no information in the manual. It will be used for boondocking. All I do know for now is the Camper has 55 amp power supply converter.
I also bought a generator.
Can someone please explain specs I need to look for other than 12Volt and deep cycle. I could really use advice.

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Do you have room for only one battery? Or will the tray handle two?
Best bang for the buck are 6 volt Golf cart batteries.
Wire two in series to reach the desired 12 volts. These are true deep cycle batteries instead of being compromises like the RV/Marine batteries.
Best pricing is usually from the buyers clubs Costco or Sams.

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You could start with a 12V battery to learn. RV house batteries are rated in amp hours - ie Ah. The typical 12V car battery which is not deep cycle is about 80 Ah or 160 Ah for 2. 6V golf cart batteries GC2 are 220 Ah and 2 in series is 12V, they are deep cycle and just so you know a Marine deep cycle battery is a compromised starting battery.

GC2s are 1" higher so check your battery space. Until you start using the RV one can only guess the usage and what you need for batteries, chargers, solar, etc.


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There is currently one battery box 11.5x8x8
And may I ask why marine or RV batteries are not as good?
A few replies stated:
"compromises like the RV/Marine batteries"
and "marine deep cycle are compromised batteries"
Are they not truly deep cycle?

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If there is room for two batteries on the tongue then you should go with two 6 volts. The 6 volts from Costco or Sams club are they best bang for the buck. They are the same size as the standard 12 volt that trailers come with only they are an inch taller. To use two 6 volt batteries you only need to add one wire about a foot long into what you already have. You can buy this wire pre-made at Walmart or Autozone or any other auto parts store.

The 6 volt batteries are true deep cycle batteries that can withstand more uses or cycles of draining then recharging without damage than a standard 12 volt marine "deep cycle" that you can buy at the same parts stores.


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Sandy5 wrote:

There is currently one battery box 11.5x8x8
And may I ask why marine or RV batteries are not as good?
A few replies stated:
"compromises like the RV/Marine batteries"
and "marine deep cycle are compromised batteries"
Are they not truly deep cycle?

True deep cycle batteries are designed for lower amp, slower drains. They handle being drawn down to lower points without damage, and generally last longer than the dual purpose batteries. An automotive battery because of the demand for high amp output (read that as engine starting) and do not do as well for low draw.
Since your tray will only hold a single, your basically limited to the RV/Marine units unless you spend considerably more. Take your measurements to verify, but I believe a group 27 is what will fit.

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Having a generator, helps make up for not having the best battery bank. Hope it is a quiet inverter type. Even then, they can get tiresome to listen to, especially if your boondocking spot is quiet.

You are getting good advice above.

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It is rated very quiet and yes and inverter type generator.

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Sandy5,

Welcome to the forums.

For boondocking one wants the largest capacity deep cycle battery that will fit the available space.

Where will you be located and using the RV?

Is solar being considered?


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My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, soon to have SiO2 batteries, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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Starting batteries are designed for short period high current use. Deep cycle batteries are designed for lower amps for longer periods and longer life.

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