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Old 03-25-2017, 04:59 PM   #1
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Battery Replacement

We have a 2015 Jay Flight SLX 264BHW. When I went to put the battery in today in order to sanitize my tanks, my battery was gone out of my garage. I need to get a new one, but I have no idea where to get it or what kind to get. I'm sure its a dumb question, but can anyone give me suggestions? Just don't want to get the wrong one.
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Old 03-25-2017, 05:22 PM   #2
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It is likely a Group 24 Marine Deep Cycle battery (acid plate)
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If you do not plan any dry-camping then the Marine/RV size 24 is all you need. Interstate battery is the usual battery that the dealers install. They are around 85Ah, and cost around $100. Do not go with a regular car battery as their charging characteristics are different from the hybrid/deep cycle batteries.

If you do some dry camping or overnight stops without hookups, you can measure the existing battery box and look online to see the sizes that are available in the size 27 batteries. You will want to look for batteries with a higher Ah rating.

COSTCO has Marine/RV batteries.

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Thanks to both of you for the information. We do quite a bit of dry camping, but we have a generator so I think I will just go with the standard size 24. I do have a question though. I have always thought about adding another battery. Does this change my Ah rating if I do or just make it last longer before they need charged?
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If you wire 2, of the same 12 volt batteries in parallel, you will effectively double your Amp hours while retaining 12 volts. So really the answer to both questions is the same, you increase your available amp hours, which automatically means you can go longer between charges.

If you wire 2, of the same 6 volt batteries in series (required to get up to 12 volts) your amp hours will not increase, but the 6 volt batteries have impressive amounts of storage compared to the 12 volt versions. So the goal in that case is to make a 12 volt system out of 2, 6 volt sources. Wiring in series does that.

More info, easy to understand-
http://www.trojanbattery.com/Tech-Su...nsDiagram.aspx
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Thanks to both of you for the information. We do quite a bit of dry camping, but we have a generator so I think I will just go with the standard size 24. I do have a question though. I have always thought about adding another battery. Does this change my Ah rating if I do or just make it last longer before they need charged?
Since you do dry camp, I guess my question would be is... how many times did you run your previous battery down to the 12.0 volt level or lower? If you answer 1 or more times, then I would go with at least 1 size 27 battery or 2 for better results, or the (2) 6 volt batteries route. Do you have room for another battery. Don't forget, you then you need to keep them charged.

There is a lot of battery information in our RVing with SOLAR, Social Group... click on the link below

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Sams Club sells the 6V golf cart batteries--that's the route I would take now that you're starting from scratch.
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