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Old 03-28-2012, 07:52 PM   #31
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From the OP's original post, it appears they were asking if they need a battery.

Most of the replys were they want a battery.

To me, there is a big difference between want and need.

I will stand by my original reply: They do not need a battery.

If you, or they, want one, is a different matter entirely.

Obviously, I'm the contrarian on this thread.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #32
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As always, this group is great for advice. As a Parts Manager for a large automovie group I was quite taken back by the fact the Dealer "NEVER" mentioned the battery was customer supplied. The real world is we most likely would have just bought one at the time of delivery.

Hell, we had them install our TV in the Bedroom along with Roof Vent Covers. I will be calling them. I do have resources available to me where I can get a Deep Cycle Marine Battery and box at wholesale pricing.

Even though our TT will be on a permanent sight, we still want a battery in it just incase of a power outage. Plus we may take it on one or two vacations a year. Once again, thanks everyone for your input!
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #33
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being it was our first trailer purchase it was not even a thought in my mind. We had them install our slide covers and the vent covers because they were charging less for them installed than if I would have bought them and done it myself.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:22 PM   #34
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In the same boat here, battery did not come with the camper. We have a 29bhs, just wondering what size battery to purchase?
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:30 PM   #35
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From the OP's original post, it appears they were asking if they need a battery.

Most of the replys were they want a battery.

To me, there is a big difference between want and need.

I will stand by my original reply: They do not need a battery.

If you, or they, want one, is a different matter entirely.

Obviously, I'm the contrarian on this thread.
You are right you don't need a battery installed in camper. I have electricity at my storage lot to keep battery charged. Security comes around and unplugs it after a few days so my battery was almost drained. When I went to open the slides it is to much for converter to handle so I just connected to TV and no problem. They could do the same in a power outage to have lights etc that are 12v.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:39 PM   #36
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In the same boat here, battery did not come with the camper. We have a 29bhs, just wondering what size battery to purchase?
Most of the Travel Trailers come with a group 24 battery. Your best bet is to measure the battery rack on the front of the trailer and make sure your battery box/battery will fit.

In my opinion I would not want to do business with an RV dealer that sends you out the door without a battery.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:43 PM   #37
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Sounds like the OP went with purchasing a battery. If I were on a seasonal site with shore power I would still like to have my battery in the event the shore power went down. At least I would have lights, LP detector, and the frig would still keep my beer cold!

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From the OP's original post, it appears they were asking if they need a battery.

Most of the replys were they want a battery.

To me, there is a big difference between want and need.

I will stand by my original reply: They do not need a battery.

If you, or they, want one, is a different matter entirely.

Obviously, I'm the contrarian on this thread.
I will have to be contrarian to your contrarian opinion lol...

I know of a lot of folks that run without a battery and it will work - but - I had to do it once and it did not work well for me.

When the battery was out, I could not get my DSI water heater to fire. It was driving me crazy trying to diagnose. Once the battery was reconnected it worked just fine. My guess is that the converter was letting a little sine wave through and the dirty power was causing issues. The battery acts like a big capacitor and helps smooth out the power as well as providing extra power during things like slide motor startups. I would have to think that would cause much less strain on the converter in the long run.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:38 PM   #39
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My trailer came with one 12 volt, I negotiated 2-6volt batteries into the deal. As far as I am concerned you need it they should supply it. My trailer came ready to camp, battery, propane, toilet paper. Just needed to add food and water.
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:22 AM   #40
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Batteries are not supplied by the manufacturer, they are dealer supplied and installed. You will need a battery for your electric brakes to work. Also I believe you need the battery for your lights (12v) to work.
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