rmgozia
Ordering a new 265BH. Think I saw a discussion of the type of battery to purchase but can't find it again. What is the best type of battery to acquire and does it make sense to have two batteries instead of one. I will have access to a regular power outlet at the storage facility to maintain battery(s).
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Alabama Jim
I have always been told to stay with a marine battery, but have never been told if one brand is better than another.
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James Amos
Definitely stay with a good deep cycle battery. Lots of good brands out there. I've used two 6 volt deep cycle batteries in series over the years in other RVs Ive had with good results
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rmgozia
I will have access to regular electricity at the storage facility where I will store the TT. Will it be OK to keep the TT plugged to the power source to keep the battery charged? any risk of injuring the battery?

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rmgozia
Also, does anyone have a recommendation on best brand of deep cycle batteries, appropriate specs, etc.
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mikes
Trojan, Surrette-Rolls, Concord-Lifeline.
Mike
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rmgozia
thanks.
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retro195man
Most batteries these days are good. A good marine battery holds up better.
2 batteries depends on how you plan to camp. If you are going off grid allot, then 2 batteries would be a good idea. Otherwise, 1 is fine.
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vintagerescuers
I have learned that when you are storing the battery you should use a very low amperage charger.  The "Battery Tender" is a brand that charges at .75amps.  The reason for that is a fast charge reduces the life of the battery.  Look for a charger/maintainer for long periods of storage rather than plugging as you would for shore power.  It could take a few days to charge but by using the maintainer type it keeps the Battery at optimum levels for long life.
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