Battery suggestions needed....

Discussion in 'Campsite Electronics' started by TRA, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. TRA

    TRA New Member

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    So our new pop-up that we are picking up this weekend is prewired for a battery. We mostly book electric sites, but for the times that we don't I'd like to be able to run lighting and small combo fans. We usually don't stay longer than a few nights.

    That said...is there a recommendation for a certain battery? I was thinking like a 50AH sealed AGM battery.
     
  2. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Save your money a group 24 marine deep cycle battery will fit your needs.
     
  3. Campit

    Campit EAT SLEEP CAMP

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    X2

    Campit
     
  4. CamperMike

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    X3. group 24 DC battery. Can be found at Wal-Mart or just about any auto parts store. Around here Farm and Fleet had the best price on one. If you have one in your area of IL that is where I'd buy one. They also have the battery box that you'd need to mount it.
     
  5. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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  6. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    I'll join the choir. Generally, Costco, Walmat, Sam's Club, etc. offer the best deals.
     
  7. inthedirt

    inthedirt Active Member

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    Rather than going with expensive high-capactity batteries, or multi-battery setups, I'd vote for a single group-24 or 27 battery, then add an inexpensive solar panel for the few times you might be out longer than a weekend. If your loads are light, your solar needs would also be light.
     
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    Solar needs are always light. Dark doesn't help much [8D]

    (sorry, I couldn't resist)
     
  9. astronomynv

    astronomynv 98 Starcraft Constellation 1021 TV 93 Ford Bronco

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    I agree. With a full charge I had more than enough power to run the lights and furnace durning one rely cold trip. Of the 3 days the highest it was 40 and we had snow from Saturday night through Sunday. We woke up to 6". The furnace kept us nice and warm.
     

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