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Old 07-18-2012, 02:54 PM   #51
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My POPUP came with one GP24 85AH battery part of the purchase and I got a second one at their cost. They installed for free... Guess it all depends who the dealer is.... They all mom and pop around here I think....
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #52
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What's the purpose/advantage of two batteries? I've heard this before, but was not fore sure. I am guessing more juice to open a full slide. Is that correct?
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:16 PM   #53
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I guess it all depends how grumpy or mad you are with the dealer. If it were me, I would go back and insist that the dealer provide me with a new battery. If you saw the trailer advertised with a battery, I'd inform the dealer that he/she is in breach of your contact via the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. As mentioned in many of the previous posts, the battery is an integral part of the trailer. If the dealer initially refuses (and I would keep at it), then you at least know who is not going to be servicing your TT beyond any warranty issues (let Jayco know, too). If you're not the sort of person who wants to argue over $60-$70 dollars (and I don't mean to suggest that you're less of a person if you don't), pick one up at Walmart and move on. It's always amazing to see how dealers will bend over backwards to get your business, only to lose you as a customer over a few dollars. Very short-sighted indeed.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:24 PM   #54
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bbapps -- the purpose/advantage of two batteries (or more) is that you can operate/run items in your TT for a longer period of time before having to recharge the battery bank. It has nothing to do with providing more "juice" per se for the slide-out. If you have your basic 12V deep cycle battery, it may state that it has 105AH (amp hours). To avoid damaging your battery, you should never go below 50% of the AH rating; in this case about 50amp hours. If you have at least two batteries, you'll have about 230AH total (verses the 105AH), meaning that you can consume about 110 amp hours before having to recharge.
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Ahhh, thanks for the explanation... Always wondered about that, given we usually go to sites with electric available, we should be good. However, planning on storing the camper at a storage facility, so a second battery may not be a bad idea.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:44 PM   #56
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Ahhh, thanks for the explanation... Always wondered about that, given we usually go to sites with electric available, we should be good. However, planning on storing the camper at a storage facility, so a second battery may not be a bad idea.
Whenever you store your camper or do not use it for more then several days without shorepower you want to disconnect your battery(s) terminal or install a disconnect switch. There are parasitic draws that will kill the battery in about a week.
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Thanks for that advice. I was planning on taking the baterry off when not in use, figured it would eventually get stolen in a public area. I was thinking for times when out working on camper or something, but a generator would probably be a better solution.
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:10 PM   #58
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I guess battery or no battery depends on a number of things , the dealer, the sales man, what is negotiated at time of sale and the laws from State to State and Provence to Provence, I know in Ontario a trailer MUST by law be equipped with a battery, who pays for it I guess would depend on other factors
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:39 PM   #59
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I just figured they left the factory with a battery in them.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:48 PM   #60
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Over the last 15 years we have purchased 2 brand new trailers from 2 different dealers and neither one came with a battery. I had the option of purchasing one but never did because I am an Interstate Battery dealer.

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