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Old 03-24-2013, 08:02 PM   #11
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How long will it take a 1000w generator to charge my 2012 26BH Jayfeather battery?
... need to know a lot more - too many variables. Talk to a local battery dealer or electric shop, it's a long involved answer.

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:45 PM   #12
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When I was a parts guy at a RV dealer, the standard battery that was installed in all the RV's we sold was a group 24 deep cycle in a group 24 battery box. If requested, we could do a group 27 deep cycle battery in a group 27 battery box. I did a bit of experimenting and found out a group 31 battery would fit in a group 27 battery box.

For those people who pretty much went camping where plug-in electrical was available, the group 24 would usually suffice. But if they thought they might want to go to a "rustic" campground for a few days, I'd offer the group 31 battery setup as an "upgrade" option.

I'm out of the RV business now. But I told the dealer we are getting our new 2013 Eagle TT from, that I want the group 31 battery/ group 27 box combo on our new camper.

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Old 03-25-2013, 10:32 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Tbeuler View Post
If I have my TT plugged in to a 30amp service this will charge the battery correct?
We leave the power cord to our 5er plugged into a dedicated 30 amp receptacle all the time while parked beside our house. The converter keeps the two onboard batteries fully charged, whether we are using any current or not.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:33 PM   #14
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Battery Life

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Hey everyone I was just wondering how long my battery would last when not hooked up to any power source. Were going camping for a couple of days and was wondering the time frame of how long a battery might last with limited use. Thanks
First, always use "wet cell" Marine type Deep Cycle batteries, series 24 or 27.
Second, install a voltmeter. Draining batteries below 50% capacity (about 11.9 to 12v) will shorten their life. Batteries should last at least 5 years when cared for properly.
Third, check the water monthly and never let it get below the top of the plates.
Consider replacing the standard light bulbs with LED bulbs.
Most importantly: Google "The 12v side of life" and save or print out the article there. The guy who was nice enough to post it knows his stuff. It tells you everything you will need to know to get the most out of your campers 12v system, and save you lot's of headaches.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:24 PM   #15
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Our 26 BH with electric awning will pull down a standard group 24 in just about a day. That is not conserving power but not wasting it either. Doesn't seem to last as long as the last hybrid we had. We could go 3-4 days on 2 batteries using bunk end fans!

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One warning if you are not plugged into shore power.
If left on, the antenna booster can drain a battery in a few days.


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