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Old 04-10-2016, 09:16 AM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a battery for my starcraft 17sb.i was wondering is there a battery that works best for the emergency break away brake control and that I can use to power the tt while camping..
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Old 04-10-2016, 09:33 AM   #2
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A few questions... are you going to be dry-camping (no electric hookup) or staying at CG's that have shore power? Does your TT have a battery charge controller in it?

If you are going to be staying at sites with electric, a regular 12VDC Marine/RV battery will do the trick. It will care for your Brake-away switch with no problems.

If you are planning on a lot of dry-camping, then you will want to opt for a quality deep cycle battery (Trojan, USBattery..) that has more Ah. The ultimate setup for dry-camping is (2) 6 volt batteries (like the Trojan T105).. just remember you need to charge them some how.


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Thanks looks like I will need to do a little more research
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John - there are many posts here on JOF about power management , including way to minimize demand on your battery by using LED instead of bulbs, conserving power through practice and how to keep track of the state of your battery

Also lots of posts about using solar to recharge the battery array versus shore power or portable generators
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