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Old 05-29-2016, 11:46 AM   #1
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Battery size for 17z

Looking to replace my battery on my used ex port 17z, the current size battery box doesn't seem to fill up all the space in the battery tray on the frame, what is the largest size battery I can use? Thanks...
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I have a group 27 but that doesn't fill my battery box. Measure yours then go on Battery Plus or Interstate and look for physical sizes. This is what I would do. Also if you don't do a lot of "boondocking" a smaller lighter battery may be all you need. Good Luck
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Welcome to the forum.

I knew I wanted a battery right away so I measured my battery box and went to W*mart with my tape measure. I measured the batteries they had in stock so there was no question that what I bought would fit.
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Thanks, another question I have is what is the best/quickest way to recharge? Rely on the TT built in inverter /charger or utilize something off of my generator?
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The on board charges usually do a great job.

As for a battery, puck one out based on your camping style. If you plan to boondock then a large battery bank I'd required. If you stay at sites with full hookups then a cheap small battery will be fine. If you plan to boondock and only going to buy a single battery, purchase a true deep cycle , for improved performance.
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Thanks, another question I have is what is the best/quickest way to recharge? Rely on the TT built in inverter /charger or utilize something off of my generator?
As far as I know, generators that have a 12v output connection have too little current at that connection to charge an RV's battery. If you don't use the RVs built in charging, you will need a separate charger plugged into the generator's 120v ac output.
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