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Old 07-01-2020, 07:05 PM   #21
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Lithium Batteries

We have a Thor Vegas 24.1 and we went with three Battleborn 100Ah lithium batteries, Victron 3000 watt inverter charger and victron 712 battery monitor. This runs things pretty well. We still use gas for the refrigerator if not plugged in to shore power but all outlets are usable anytime as well as lights and television. We are looking to add solar soon.

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Old 07-01-2020, 07:27 PM   #22
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Just changed out our house batteries-standard 6volt wired in series. $185 each x4 from General RV (the originals have been weak from the date of purchase and I am negotiating a refund).
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If under warranty they will give you $65
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Old 07-01-2020, 07:27 PM   #23
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'low voltage' for the leveling system is a pretty 'standard'/common occurrence for many of us, and really doesn't mean a whole lot. If you let the coach remain running for a few moments, the alert will then go off. If you go into MANUAL mode, then it overrides any such alert and you can do exactly as you wish, weather extending them, or retracting them.

as for the 'house batteries', it's doubtful you have any real issue, so unless you are off-grid a lot and are really noticing a very small time that the batteries will support your usage, I wouldn't worry with it. Yes, your 50amp shore power will certainly keep the batteries charged, maintained, and should be no problem, but really ANY electrical outlet of any size will do the same.
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Old 07-01-2020, 10:25 PM   #24
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Batteries.

I have no problem with what I call the "Coach Batteries". I just keep them charging by hooking up to my residence power when docked.

But I do have a question about the vehicle battery under the hood. I have a Thor Vegas and needed to charge the battery up when opening up for the season. HAVE YOU LOOKED AT THE POSITION OF THE BATTERY? How in the world would you replace that battery? It is in a ridiculous position. It looks like you have to remove the AC tubing in order to get to it and then you have about 4 inches to lift it up and pull it out.

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Old 07-02-2020, 03:16 AM   #25
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If plugged in to shore power & batteries not charging it sounds like the battery disconnect in set to "store" the batteries will not charge in this setting, turn it to "use" then give it a day or two, once fully charged then check the water levels.
To check the water levels you may need a flat screwdriver to pry the caps off, some simply need a quarter turn then lift off, then use a flashlight to see into each cell & top off with distilled water only.
On my Thor Quantum the main kill button was pushed by one of our grandsons and suddenly the batteries would not charge, that took a while because the red light is on no matter what position it is in.

We did replace our batteries with Interstate size 31 AGM because the water was hard to add and 6 volt batteries would not fit.
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Old 07-02-2020, 12:55 PM   #26
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Reprogram the leveler keypad.
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Old 07-02-2020, 01:02 PM   #27
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We have a Thor Vegas 24.1 and we went with three Battleborn 100Ah lithium batteries, Victron 3000 watt inverter charger and victron 712 battery monitor. This runs things pretty well. We still use gas for the refrigerator if not plugged in to shore power but all outlets are usable anytime as well as lights and television. We are looking to add solar soon.
where/how are the 3 batteries mounted in your 24.1? photos if you have them plz.

does your 3000 watt inverter have an auto transfer switch so that plug-in or generator power over-rides the inverter?

you will love solar, it makes boon-docking a breeze.

and...welcome to the Forum!
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Old 07-02-2020, 02:05 PM   #28
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We're looking at a pair of LIfeline 12 volt AGMs for our RV right now...
My question: their size 31 is pretty comparable ti the 27s that I've got in place right now.
Other than the #100 dollar difference in price: is there any reason to NOT upgrade to the larger batteries?
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Old 07-02-2020, 05:57 PM   #29
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House batteries

House batteries are commonly 12v wired in parallel. With this kind of a hook up the weakest battery drains the best battery. It is far better to use 6 V batteries wired in series. this way there is no current loop draining the cells. 6 V golf cart batteries are deep cycle and work very well if you can fit them in.6 V golf cart batteries are deep cycle and work very well if you can fit them in.
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:10 PM   #30
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Yes, if you can fit 6 V that is great. Otherwise the biggest 12 V you can fit. Also consider cost. It also depends on if you are always hooked up to power or you are dry camping.

Lithium batteries are very expensive and also may require a new battery charger. Like 6 V they tend to be taller and may not fit.
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