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Bruce Brown

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Posted: 03/08/20 06:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We use golf cart batteries and I do the mineral oil trick.

Virtually zero out-gassing corrosion and I've added water once in... I think we're into our 3rd year now. I'll have to look at up and confirm.


***Update*** I just looked it up, I installed the batteries in July of 2016. They're doing even better than I was thinking they were.

On a side note, man I getting old! I can't believe how fast time is going by.

* This post was edited 03/08/20 06:41am by Bruce Brown *


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Posted: 03/08/20 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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We don't boon dock & I use the generator when not plugged in.


Yup just get two 12 volt battery's if thats whats in there now.

Get agm this way you do not need to check water or anything like that.

If there are 2 six volts there just put 2 of them back in there as the wiring would be the same.

if you dont go agm then you will need to check the water often.

we dont know what you can fit so its hard to give you links.or whats in there now...

advanced auto here. lead acid

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/auto........ationPath=L1*14920%7CL2*15000%7CL3*15601


sams club has them for 59 bucks

https://www.samsclub.com/p/duracell-mari........ze-24dcc/prod3590221?xid=plp_product_1_8

here is a grp 27 agm.

https://www.samsclub.com/p/marine-27magm........mo-free/prod21234614?xid=plp_product_1_3


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Posted: 03/08/20 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the info guys...I am going to try the Battery Tender that I used on my Goldwing when I wasn't riding...if this doesn't work I will get the agm batteries.


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Posted: 03/08/20 04:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bruce...what is the mineral oil trick?

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http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/126519-mineral-oil-in-batteries/

https://www.thermoil.com/battery-de-mister-vs-mineral-oil/

I tried it many years ago and the battery did not last any longer, but I am only one person.

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I have found out that my batteries are golf cart 6 volts batteries that are 4 years old....exide gc-135 6 volt battery

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haste maker wrote:

I have found out that my batteries are golf cart 6 volts batteries that are 4 years old....exide gc-135 6 volt battery
And?

You could try equalizing them with a good overcharge before replacing them. That will sometimes bring them back from the abuse of running out of water.

Do you have an inverter with that capability?


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Not sure about the inverter...but I do have a auto battery charger...thanks

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MountainAir05 wrote:

http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/126519-mineral-oil-in-batteries/

https://www.thermoil.com/battery-de-mister-vs-mineral-oil/

I tried it many years ago and the battery did not last any longer, but I am only one person.


I'm not saying they'll last any longer - I doubt they will, the last set lasted 9 years.

What the mineral oil has done is greatly reduce my needed maintenance and all of the out-gassing corrosion.

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haste maker wrote:

Looks like I will be replacing my coach batteries in the near future, they (only have 2) aren't holding a charge very long, this happened a few months ago & I found they were low on water & the cable hookups needed cleaning very bad, I fixed this problem, but now they are not holding the charge again for more than a few weeks & I do have the 12 volt switch in the off position when at home.

What batteries should I be looking to buy, we only use the RV about 6 months of the year & that only for 3 or 4 days at a time.

Rural King has 6v golf cart batteries for 79.99 and there is no membership at these stores, if there might be one near you.
About to replace six in my golf cart and will go this route as well.
Sam's Club are $90 with a membership, so.....
For our coach, we bit the bullet when we purchased in 16 and went with four 12v AGM's. Yep, expensive, but no more checking and watering, which is a real pain, on our coach.


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