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Old 03-27-2012, 10:12 PM   #11
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There is enough markup on a trailer to give you a lousy battery. I would DEMAND a battery. I have NEVER heard of an RV dealership selling a trailer without a battery, new or used!
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #12
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Even if you are on shore power you still need a battery. If you will always be plugged in an automotive battery will probably do. If you don't have a battery the lights etc will still work but your converter will be working overtime and could get hot enough to fail.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:36 PM   #13
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Even if you are on shore power you still need a battery. If you will always be plugged in an automotive battery will probably do. If you don't have a battery the lights etc will still work but your converter will be working overtime and could get hot enough to fail.
Most RV converters do not require a battery to operate.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:46 PM   #14
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Mine came with one battery and gave the dealer gave me a good (not great) deal on the second.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:58 AM   #15
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Picked up our new 308 last Friday, no batteries but it was discussed when we ordered that we would keep the batteries and boxes from our old unit. I was happy to see a spot for a second battery box on the tongue, the 266 SL on the lot we had seen only had provision for one battery on it
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:50 AM   #16
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That is interesting that some dealers don't supply a battery nor give you an option to purchase one from them at time of sale.

I posted on the FaceBook page what came with ours, but I don't have a clue about group.

I am glad that everything else is working and that you are happy with the trailer.
Will you be camping in it soon? We go again this weekend.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:32 AM   #17
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I have purchased 2 new rigs and one used one from 2 different dealers. All came with new batteries. My Jayco has 2 batteries. Never any question about providing them.
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That's like buying a new car only to find out that the tires are optional.
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That's as bad as not including a propane tank cover.
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That's like buying a new car only to find out that the tires are optional.
But if you don't drive the car, what difference does it make if it's on tires or on blocks.

That's the issue to me in the OP's question.
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