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Old 04-23-2016, 06:08 PM   #11
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Toronto, Canada
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Originally Posted by RichR View Post
"Anyway I then went back was able to exchange it for the highest cranking 12 volt car battery the place had and the top now lifts no problem."

I hate to burst your bubble but you would be better off with a deep cycle battery. They are much better adapted to the type of charge/discharge cycles of a camper. Car batteries are made for the fast discharge/charge for engine starting and will not holdup like a deep cycle battery.

Here is some good reading about 12 volt systems:
The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1) and The 12volt Side of Life Part 2
Certainly if I depended on the battery for running electronics, I'd get a deep cycle. I wanted and for some reason needed the high cranking capacity of a car battery. Since I camp where there is shore power my main concern is getting the top to lift.Dont know why but the original battery I bought, a marine battery couldn't get the job done.

With a sample size of one it's really tough to speculate why it didn't work. As I previously stated I did read about the poor cranking ability of RV and Marine batteries somewhere on this site. So I guess there are more campers who found the car battery worked better for them.

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