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LITEPHIL

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Posted: 05/05/20 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just brought home a Sandpiper T22 finally! It of course needs a battery. What's the battery of choice these days. I'm not doing the duel 6 volt set up for now and I don't think I want to spend the $275-300 for an optima either. Appreciate the input!Thanks


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Posted: 05/05/20 04:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you camp in campgrounds with electricity, almost any 12 volt RV battery will do.

Hopefully you didn’t tow your new TT home without a battery....which powers the brakes if you detach.


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how you camp is the answer. if your a week end guy with hookups? a wal mart deep cycle will do. if your a out in the desert with no power you need a good agm . what your using your rv for makes a difference in how much battery you need.

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I have 2 12Vdc deep cycles mostly because the trailer came that way. There have been a few times that was good but don't expect furnace use very long, radio, tv, frig and lighting okay, better with LEDs.

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I'll bring a generator if I'm out in the boonies or I'll probably be at a camp ground. I guess I should have said that I do want an AGM. Whats the best AGM for the money? Thanks

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Even better with solar, Tim, after an energy survey.

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make sure your on board charger can handle a agm battery. deka is a good one and theres others.

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I would buy Lifeline brand AGM if I was spending money. No quality AGM is exactly cheap.


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LITEPHIL wrote:

What's the battery of choice these days..... I don't think I want to spend the $275-300 for an optima either. Appreciate the input!Thanks


Get whatever fits in the battery space / battery box.

Optima are a very poor choice for using as a deep cycle battery on an RV.
I use DEKA AGM batteries in my truck camper.


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Just go to Costco or Sam's club and get a couple of Marine/deep cycle batteries. You've been around long enough to know the expensive stuff is no better than the average stuff.

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