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Old 07-18-2016, 03:53 PM   #1
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Battery Discussion

I want to replace the small dealer installed battery with a larger one. Here's the question: we do not dry camp so we always have electric, which would be a better option, a dual purpose starting battery with 1000 amp cranking capacity or a Trojan deep cycle 12 volt battery. Out unit has 3 slides and it's quite a drain on the current battery.
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I want to replace the small dealer installed battery with a larger one. Here's the question: we do not dry camp so we always have electric, which would be a better option, a dual purpose starting battery with 1000 amp cranking capacity or a Trojan deep cycle 12 volt battery. Out unit has 3 slides and it's quite a drain on the current battery.
If you leave your TT plugged into your TV (while running) and operate your slides, you should be able to just use your current battery.

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If you NEVER want to use power without being plugged in, then a cheap Marine/RV dual application battery should work. You would most likely only use a larger battery if you were dry camping or just wanted to be better prepared for the possibility that power goes out in the CG and you have to resort to 12 volt power for an extended period of time.

That being said, my advice would be to just keep the current battery until it wears out in two or three years. If things still open and close, then there's really no need to replace the battery.
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