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Old 02-24-2020, 09:48 PM   #1
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House battery replacements

Have to replace house batteries in our Vegas 25.2 2017. It has the original 2 which are now dead. Any recommendations where to purchase these and what kind?
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Old 02-24-2020, 10:43 PM   #2
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Well, I will venture a guess that you have two 12volt wet cell deep cycle group 27 or 31 batteries. The O.E.M. batteries on the Thor are a Harris brand battery.
If you don't dry camp a lot replacement with a good wet cell such as an Interstate or Deka would be your cheapest option.
I can't comment on AGM or gel batteries as I have never used them. I'm sure other guys/gals on this forum can help you out there if you choose to go that route.
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Old 02-25-2020, 12:19 AM   #3
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I've always gone with a Deep Cycle Lead Acid Flooded 12 Volt from Costco (Interstate Brand) or Sam's Club (Duracell Brand).
And I do Boon-dock alot, and I have solar panels. The batteries above have always worked great for my needs (knock on wood!)
Just make sure that you check the water regularly.

If you have space, go with the 6 Volt option. Unfortunately, the 6 Volt doesn't fit under my steps without a major mod that I'm not willing to do.

That said, you'll get others on this Forum that swear by AGM or Lithium.
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Old 02-25-2020, 01:16 AM   #4
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I had my junk Harris batteries replaced with a pair of Motorcraft at the local Ford fleet service here.
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:01 AM   #5
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...Just make sure that you check the water regularly...
Yep what he said!!
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:51 AM   #6
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Have to replace house batteries in our Vegas 25.2 2017. It has the original 2 which are now dead. Any recommendations where to purchase these and what kind?
I bit the bullet and put two 6 volt AGMs in our 2016 Axis. They had to mount them on their sides and made a piece of sheet metal to protect the tops from any road debris. Not cheap, of course.
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:14 PM   #7
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Battery replacement

I replaced my OEM batteries with gel cell AGM batteries (2X 12 volt batteries). They meet my needs just fine. Approximately $300 for each deep cycle battery. Well worth it.
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Old 03-04-2020, 09:33 PM   #8
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I bit the bullet and put two 6 volt AGMs in our 2016 Axis. They had to mount them on their sides and made a piece of sheet metal to protect the tops from any road debris. Not cheap, of course.
Interesting concept.
Are there photos on the Forum of this Mod?
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:07 PM   #9
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Have to replace house batteries in our Vegas 25.2 2017. It has the original 2 which are now dead. Any recommendations where to purchase these and what kind?
Did Battle Born last year at Quartzsite, They had a special. Love them, worth the price.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:08 PM   #10
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House batteries

Whatever you do if you want to get any kind of life from them you must.
Keep the level of acid/distilled water above the plates. I check mine every 6 months
Keep them charged
I'm on my 5th year and still going.
I know I shouldn't expect much more.
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Old 03-04-2020, 11:13 PM   #11
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i just had 2 DEKA 8A27-M AGM Deep Cycle batteries installed. Very good batteries
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:30 PM   #12
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I have used for several years the Walmart MAXX. Good cranking amps, fair pricing and the BIG advantage is a five year warranty with the first three years FREE replacement😃
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:11 PM   #13
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Replaced the flooded lead batteries (2x 12v Interstates) in our Windsport in August; with a pair of Duracell 12v AGM's. Very happy with them so far. Our model is currently $220/each at Batteries+. https://www.batteriesplus.com/produc...ls/sli27magmdc
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:38 PM   #14
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I have used for several years the Walmart MAXX. Good cranking amps, fair pricing and the BIG advantage is a five year warranty with the first three years FREE replacement😃
I like the 3yr warranty
Costco (Interstate) is just 1yr, Sams Club (Duracell) I believe are still 3yr warranty
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:57 PM   #15
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I have been reading up on this lately. While very expensive I think I will update with Battle Born Lithium when the time comes.
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Old 03-05-2020, 11:04 PM   #16
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I have used for several years the Walmart MAXX. Good cranking amps, fair pricing and the BIG advantage is a five year warranty with the first three years FREE replacement😃
Cranking amps is not a concern for house batteries but I have used the Maxx batteries in my Silverado for the last 9 years - they never seem to last 3 years so I'm on my third free replacement now.
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Old 03-06-2020, 12:31 AM   #17
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I use plain Jane flooded 12V batteries from Batteries Plus. They cost $89 if you get them on a good sale. I replace them every three years. Works for me,
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:36 PM   #18
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Too Complicated?

Can someone simplify this for me...

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I have Winnebago 29VE All of my batteries are working fine and they are from factory. Specs are: NAPA Batteries Group 24; Deep Cycle Lead Acid 8240 (550 CA; 120min reserve; 65AH @20 hrs

When it is time to replace what I would like to have

1. Battery sealed where no water is required
2. Deep cycle
3. At least a 40% improvement on existing AH

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What is simplest way to do?
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Old 03-06-2020, 03:00 PM   #19
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Save your money and upgrade in my opinion. Go to all AGM batteries. Less maintenance all the way around. Also go for two 6 volt batteries for your house batteries that are also AGM. You will be glad you did even though it will be more money. Sure you can go to WallyWorld and get the cheapest flooded battery on the market and it will work. You will also be cleaning terminals and adding water. There are plenty of other maintenance items that will keep you busy.
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Old 03-06-2020, 03:58 PM   #20
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Cranking amps is not a concern for house batteries but I have used the Maxx batteries in my Silverado for the last 9 years - they never seem to last 3 years so I'm on my third free replacement now.
I think you bought the Maxx 4 Life Batteries
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