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Old 08-01-2016, 11:22 AM   #11
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I just wish this group could be a little more clear with their answers.....

For the record this is not somebody from the Jayco dealership but rather an old friend that used to work in the field for 25 years. He retired about 10 years ago, which might explain why his advice was well-intentioned but clearly out of date. This is exactly why I posted the question here before making any decisions.

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Old 08-01-2016, 12:24 PM   #12
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I just wish this group could be a little more clear with their answers.....

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Como en la mayoría RV personal concesionario... no saben nada sobre las pilas, el centro de CONTROL de potencia (cómo funciona electrónicamente) y absolutamente nada sobre SOLAR, pero decir que hacer... Está bien dejar su último modelo que TT conectado.
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Aquí está cómo corriente controladores de potencia inteligente en mango de TT sus responsabilidades de carga.

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Old 08-01-2016, 12:48 PM   #13
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Como en la mayoría RV personal concesionario... no saben nada sobre las pilas, el centro de CONTROL de potencia (cómo funciona electrónicamente) y absolutamente nada sobre SOLAR, pero decir que hacer... Está bien dejar su último modelo que TT conectado.
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Aquí está cómo corriente controladores de potencia inteligente en mango de TT sus responsabilidades de carga.

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Most late model RV's have in their power converter the 3 stage charger installed and do a good job maintaining your battery. For an even better maintenance if you have a progressive power converter 9000 series install the "Charge Wizard" for around $35.00 (it just plugs in the converter) and you have a smart charger which fully maintains your battery.
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I don't know what everyone else thinks, but I believe your RV tech is dead wrong.
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Retired for 10 years and in the business for 25 years. His knowledge base is a bit out of date. The new converters are as good or better than most of the free standing battery maintainers. The new built in charging units are 3 stages, as noted above.

The key is to check your battery water levels once in a while. If you are hard on your batteries and run them way down on charge, and charge them up, they will boil off a bit of water, no matter what charger you use. Doing this over and over, is hard on the battery, as the battery has a lot of power being sent to it at first. This is when it is very important to check your fluid levels a few times a year.

I have been using the same battery for the past 4 years. Being the cheap Interstate battery that came with it, I expect it will be needing replacement next year (4-6 year life).

The key is check you battery water level occasionally, and only used distilled water to top it off.
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I have been using the same battery for the past 4 years. Being the cheap Interstate battery that came with it, I expect it will be needing replacement next year (4-6 year life).
What brand of battery will you replace it with?
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I have been using the same battery for the past 4 years. Being the cheap Interstate battery that came with it, I expect it will be needing replacement next year (4-6 year life).

The key is check you battery water level occasionally, and only used distilled water to top it off.
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What brand of battery will you replace it with?
I'm like Ja... I also have the same Interstate battery that came with our 2013 X23B and I will probably replace it with the same when the time comes.
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