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Old 05-20-2016, 11:43 AM   #11
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It seems the RV Units comes from the manufacturer without installed batteries. Then the dealerships has to add the batteries. I had to pay extra for the batteries on my two RV unit purchases from two different local Virginia RV Dealerships...

I suppose some dealers may add them at no indicated extra cost and others will charge for them...

I think I paid $70 for the infamous 24Gp 12VDC Interstate Battery. I went back a month or so later and purchased three more 12VDC Interstate batteries at the same cost for my OFF-ROAD POPUP camper trailer...

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Old 05-20-2016, 12:36 PM   #12
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Roy, I have a close friend named Richard Schaum who is in your line of work as a DOD government contractor and domiciled in VA Beach. Would you happen to know him?
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:01 PM   #13
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It'll come with it or I'm not buying the unit. If they can't throw the $99 battery in for what I'm overpaying for the RV, then we'll have problems. Selling an RV without a battery is like selling a car without an alternator.
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I believe it would be illegal to sell a trailer equipped with electric brakes without a breakaway battery.


Use it as an negotiating ploy!
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:39 PM   #15
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Richard Schaum - Thats funny haha... Thats almost like saying my son was in the Air Force did you know him hehe...

Sorry Name doesn't ring a bell... My DOD work was associated with the SPACE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM that did reside along the southern STATES from GA to CA to detect close orbit satellites. Then I ran with a great bunch of other DOD types from Charleston SC that was there to maintain the same system...

Was a very fun career...
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That is USUALLY provided by the dealer at sale. Same with propane and a starter kit to camp for a day or two .
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Since were on the subject and someone brought up dealer supplied battery and not being provided at the factory.


These units are towed to the dealer, how are the emergency brakes working if a battery is not put in at the factory?
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The tow contractor has a small battery for the brakes.


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Thanks again for all the input. It seems like the dealership is going to include it. I didn't really care either way since the deal we are getting is very very good, I just wanted to see that standard that is out there for batteries at the time of sale.

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The tow contractor has a small battery for the brakes.


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Yup. Actually it powered the whole 12v system, but was required for the brakes.
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