Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-16-2019, 08:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Kahoneys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: LaCrescent, MN
Posts: 1,374
Battery Replacement

How often do you have to replace your RV batteries? I am in year 3 and mine are shot. I am thinking of just replacing with some deep cell marine for we do not boondock and will be plugged in most of the year?
__________________

__________________
2016 Northpoint 377rlbh
2016 Chevy 3500HD LTZ Diesel
Pullrite Super Glide
Beautiful Wife and Beautiful 6 YO Daughter
Kahoneys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2019, 08:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Bookemdanno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Frisco
Posts: 2,579
I replaced mine with 3 blue top optima's (Marine/RV) a couple years ago. They've held up great so far...I'm in same boat as you...we don't boondock.
__________________

__________________
Dan
'16 Ram 3500 MC CTD Dually, 4:10 rear
'14 Ram 2500 MC CTD (gone)
'14 287BHBE (gone)
'16 North Point 377RLBH (current and hopefully last)
Bookemdanno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2019, 08:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Louisville Area
Posts: 401
Send a message via Skype™ to jamaddox
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bookemdanno View Post
I replaced mine with 3 blue top optima's (Marine/RV) a couple years ago. They've held up great so far...I'm in same boat as you...we don't boondock.


Which Optima did you get and do you need a special charging profile since it is AGM. And funny you should say ‘boat’
__________________
John
2017 F-250 Lariat FX-4
2016 Whitehawk 27DSRL
Equalizer WDH with 10k bars
jamaddox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2019, 09:34 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
oldmanAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: AZ
Posts: 10,778
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kahoneys View Post
How often do you have to replace your RV batteries? I am in year 3 and mine are shot. I am thinking of just replacing with some deep cell marine for we do not boondock and will be plugged in most of the year?
Do you have more than 1 battery in your RV? If you don't boondock, why do you need more than 1, or am I missing something here?

IMO, the major reason RV batteries die, is due to being servery discharged too often. If you can't leave your RV plugged in, or have it charged by solar, when it isn't being used then disconnecting the battery is the best idea to keep the batteries from being discharged.
__________________
Sherm & Terry w/rescue Eydie (min Schnauzer) & Charley (std Poodle)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS, GY Endurance (E), Days: 102 '15, 90 '16, 80 '17, 161 '18
2006 Ford F350 PSD, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, Cmpr. pkg, Equal-i-zer 4-p, ContiTrac TR
Full timing: Some will think you're crazy, some will be envious, just enjoy the freedom!
oldmanAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 04:02 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
edatlanta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Maplesville
Posts: 2,780
I have been using 2 Trojan T-105 golf cart batteries wired in series since 2010. They are plugged in all the time since I full time except for a couple of weeks a year when I volunteer at Talladega. After 8 years full time use I had to replace them this past October and yes with two more T-105's. If it ain't broke.....Go with what works. I did put the Trojan watering system on the new ones to make it quick and easy to add water every six months.
__________________
Ed
KM4STL

2006 GMC 2500HD CCSB 4x4 Duramax/Allison, Titan 52 gallon fuel tank, Prodigy Controller, B&W Companion Hitch
2010 Jayco Designer 35RLTS, Cummins/Onan RV QG 5500 EVAP, Progressive Industries EMS-PT50X, TST Systems 507 TPMS, RV Flex Armor Roof
edatlanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 04:53 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Bookemdanno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Frisco
Posts: 2,579
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamaddox View Post
Which Optima did you get and do you need a special charging profile since it is AGM. And funny you should say ‘boat’


I have these: https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/...xoC2DYQAvD_BwE

But I did not pay anywhere near that price!
__________________
Dan
'16 Ram 3500 MC CTD Dually, 4:10 rear
'14 Ram 2500 MC CTD (gone)
'14 287BHBE (gone)
'16 North Point 377RLBH (current and hopefully last)
Bookemdanno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 05:32 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: S. Indiana
Posts: 250
Deep cycle from Wally World
__________________
2017 29RKS
2018 Ford F-250 Lariat, 4X4, 6.7L PSD, SC, SB
jbrnigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 06:39 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Kahoneys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: LaCrescent, MN
Posts: 1,374
[QUOTE=oldmanAZ;746179]Do you have more than 1 battery in your RV? If you don't boondock, why do you need more than 1, or am I missing something here?

When we bought our 377 the dealer installed 2 batteries and with our residential fridge I assume that we should have 2 while traveling.
__________________
2016 Northpoint 377rlbh
2016 Chevy 3500HD LTZ Diesel
Pullrite Super Glide
Beautiful Wife and Beautiful 6 YO Daughter
Kahoneys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 09:57 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
DonaandDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Kingston
Posts: 657
Dealer installed only one battery in mine when purchased. Had the low charge alarm going off on the first travel. Reread the manuals slower the second time and found the manufacture recommends two (minimum) for the residential fridge. Asked why they only put one battery? Their response was they could put more.... Well at a cost of $175 each I'm glad they didn't. They did supply enough cables to install two more... I don't have the alarm now after adding two more batteries, 10k miles and two years...
__________________
Don & Donna Stout

E-9 Anchor Clanker
Full timers since 2010
2017 North Point 381 DLQS
2015 F-250 6.7 w/Timbrens
DonaandDon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2019, 10:07 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Jagiven's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 5,081
It makes sense to have two batteries, if your using the inverter.

Honesty if you do not boondock, 1 or 2 cheap group 27 deep cycle batteries, should be fine.

As for battery life, usually if they are well maintained and not abused, I would expect 6+ years out of a battery. Wet acid batteries like the dealer installed, do require the fluid levels checked periodically. ONLY add DISTILLED WATER when needed. Try to never let the batteries fall under 50% aka 12v charge. Every time you do it shortens the battery life.
__________________

Jagiven is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.