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    6 volt battery suggestions

    So we are planning on getting some 6v golf cart batteries for the new rig. Any suggestions out there? egc2 from same club? Trojans? others?
    Andy, Amy & Paige Zahn
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    Hi Neighbor
    Trojans are obviously the gold standard. Had a hard time finding where to buy them.
    I have had two 6Volt batteries from Sam's Club for about a year now. No real problems yet.
    I will transfer them from my TT to my new Reflection 337 as soon as it comes in to Burlington RV.
    Mike & Pat Clawson
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    greetings from New Berlin. We picked ours up from burlington too about a month ago. Its hard to have it sitting in the driveway waiting for camping season. Although we have spent some days in there just pretending. Our 232bhs is the second camper that we got from Burlington. They know what they are doing on the sales end that is for sure.
    Andy, Amy & Paige Zahn
    2011 duramax 2500 denali hd
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    Agree. The Reflection will be are 3rd from Burlington RV.
    I think this one will be our retirement home. The Wife just retired this year.
    So far I am keeping the snow at bay so I can get the TT out to trade-in.
    Snow has to go away before I can get the Reflection home.
    Just want to fast-forward to complaining about the heat.
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    i bought my GC2 Plus from Sams Club (not sure they make the pluses anymore) 2 years ago. They are excellent batteries. The thing with 6v is you really want to pay attention to the 20amp hour rating, they higher the number usually the longer they will last between charges. The GC2 pluses were around 220 AH while the standards are around 208 i believe. I went ahead and went for the the trojans in my new GD;

    http://www.trojanbattery.com/product/l16h-ac/

    they are bigger and i had to jerry rig a acid/breather box but no big deal since i boondock almost exclusively. Next up is solar. I have all the components picked out to get solar going but a real affordable place i have found in PHX is solarpenny. They have great kits for very low prices. Good luck!

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    I like Gell cell,
    Universal 12v 225 AH Deep Cycle Gel Battery UPG8Dgel-40702, expensive, but in my previous rigs I never had a problem
    2018 Freedom Elite 24FE, 2 Yorkies, and my wife MARILYN, HAM call K0LCB. Traveling around this great country, making friends and seeing lot of beautiful and interesting places

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    I have used the Sam's Club GC2 Plus batteries for sometime with success in my old trailer (Tahoe 25dbs). I suspect that the 29 RS (pending delivery) will draw more power than the Tahoe. I do expect to replace all of the incandescent bulbs with LED's which will help. I had been averaging 4.5 years before replacement.

    Does anyone have feedback on how long the Trojan batteries have lasted?

    Splitsworld,

    What was your solution to extending the depth of the breather box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CManley View Post
    I have used the Sam's Club GC2 Plus batteries for sometime with success in my old trailer (Tahoe 25dbs). I suspect that the 29 RS (pending delivery) will draw more power than the Tahoe. I do expect to replace all of the incandescent bulbs with LED's which will help. I had been averaging 4.5 years before replacement.

    Does anyone have feedback on how long the Trojan batteries have lasted?

    Splitsworld,

    What was your solution to extending the depth of the breather box?
    after lots of searching for plastic containers and not really finding any solutions(other than ordering very expensive L16 boxes) due to the extreme height of these i opted to go for 2 dog food plastic dispenser bins, which fit each battery perfectly... I considered taking 2 regular storage bins and using them for top half/bottom half ( putting 2 together) but in case of an extreme spill i wanted to be able to contain the acid in the battery box. I have nylon strapping mounted to keep the boxes still and in place. not sure why i boought such expensive batteries and cheaped out on the boxes ? I just like to tinker and the food bins are small enough that i can move around in the front compartment.

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    I have a pair of Interstate GC2-XHD-UTL 6 V's rated at 232 amp hours. The U2200's we had in our old rig worked well so I went with them again.

    This is the install
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Battery1.jpg   Battery 2.jpg   Battery 3.jpg  
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    2015 Reflection 303RLs

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    Since you asked . . .

    I have a lot of experience with both 6 and 12 volt battery systems (in boats) . . . and with what happens when something fails. With two 6 volt batteries, you only have one power source. If one cell fails in either battery, everything stops. With two 12 volt batteries (of equivalent amp hr capacity) you have a backup plan. If one battery cell fails, you still have 12 volt capability from the good battery. I'm not a fan of 6 volt batteries . . .

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