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03-13-2008, 12:49 PM
I need to replace deep cycle battery in my camper. I have heard that two deep cycle 6 volt batteries hooked in series will give more uasble amp hrs than any 1 of the best deep cycle 12 volt. I want to try it but seem to be limited by the size of my battery compartment. The max size of the battery has to be 11" long, 7" wide and 10 1/2" high. I can't seem to find and 6 volts at 10 1/2" high(this includes to the top of the post) Just because I can't find any dosen't mean they don't exist. Has anyone ever seen a deep cycle 6 volt this small? There is no room to make the compartment larger or move it, it's a slide in pickup camper so there is no space left.
03-13-2008, 01:08 PM
Mu Bad Boy Buggie has 6 volt batteries, and I know they're not that tall. I've been told that you can get replacements at Sams Club, but I've not checked. They're out there, I do know that. Do you have a battery store locally? They could get them for you.
03-13-2008, 03:11 PM
just a thought...what about a small generator...use it when your awake for power and charging the batteries
Hook N Book
03-13-2008, 08:31 PM
Seems I remember a fellow talking about using two golf cart batteries. I'll check with him.
03-14-2008, 12:34 PM
I don't really want to go the generator rout. I wouldn't want to be camped next to someone using even the new ones. You can still hear them. The problem is very early spring or late fall. If we camp somewhere without electric and the wife wants the camper warm at night, the blower on the heater eats up too much power for the 12 volt batteriews to last the weekend. I liked the old gravity heaters that did not use any electric, but they don't put them in campers any more and even the new refridgerators need power for the electronic ignition.
03-14-2008, 01:17 PM
After some more looking, you shouldn't have too much trouble getting the right battery. They are very common in golf carts and the RV industry. Any battery store should have them, or you can get them on line. Here's one place I found, though I'm sure there are many others. Golf cart web sites probably sell them.
03-26-2008, 11:53 AM
If that's all your worried about is heating at night, pick up a Mr. Buddy heater, that will do the trick & you won't need a new battery.
03-26-2008, 04:51 PM
if 2 12volt batteries will fit put 2 12vt marine batts in. we do it all the time for customers at kamper city. the 12 volts are usually smaller that the 6volt.
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