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Old 09-20-2016, 07:19 PM   #1
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battery(s) upgrade

Seriously contemplating making the move to two 6 volt batteries over the single 12 volt battery I have now. Looks like the Trojan T-105's will be the choice after doing some research. i plan to do more boondocking than hook-up camping so with my renogy 100 watt suitcas solar and Yamaha is3000 we should be good to go. I'll have to cut the old bracket off and add a new one to accomodate the new battery box that i just ordered. I'll post pics of the mods as I do it.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:07 PM   #2
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yeah two 6 volt will last so much longer.. do you plan on getting a convert too?

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yeah two 6 volt will last so much longer.. do you plan on getting a convert too?

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I think you mean inverter...
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I'm still fairly new to all this. (even though it says senior member under my name). Isn't the trailer already wired with an inverter?
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no. your 120 only works when plugged into shore power as i like to say.. only your 12v works off battery.. lights, heat, refrigerator, watet pump.. all else you need 120.

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Old 09-21-2016, 09:56 AM   #6
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no. your 120 only works when plugged into shore power as i like to say.. only your 12v works off battery.. lights, heat, refrigerator, watet pump.. all else you need 120.

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Thanks, that's what I thought. We don't use anything that requires much power when boondocking so we should be alright only using the generator when we need 120.
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I too couldn't stand the compromise battery that came with the TT. So I went into a "Batteries and Bulbs" store looking for a 2x6V solution.


I got talked into a single 12V deep cycle battery for 60% of the cost with 90% of the capacity.


So far it has worked out very nicely.
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yeah but up against more use between charge cycles the two 6 v deep cycle wins

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yeah but up against more use between charge cycles the two 6 v deep cycle wins

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And that is why I'm making the conversion.
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I'm still fairly new to all this. (even though it says senior member under my name). Isn't the trailer already wired with an inverter?
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No it comes with a converter to convert 120 to 12 VDC.
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