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Old 12-31-2015, 06:08 PM   #31
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The weight difference is not much when you're running out of juice on a cold night.
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:07 PM   #32
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Anybody has 2 times the two 6 V ? Where in a 19 will the second set be located?
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:20 PM   #33
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Anybody has 2 times the two 6 V ? Where in a 19 will the second set be located?
Don't know of anyone except Steve (Hotfishtacos) who has 4 6V's, and I've no idea where he mounted the other two, since he's been absent from the forum for some time. The most logical place from a weight distribution standpoint is probably on the back bumper in a couple of battery boxes.
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Old 01-01-2016, 03:28 PM   #34
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Don't know of anyone except Steve (Hotfishtacos) who has 4 6V's, and I've no idea where he mounted the other two, since he's been absent from the forum for some time. The most logical place from a weight distribution standpoint is probably on the back bumper in a couple of battery boxes.
The rear bumper would be a long way back for balance in a 19' with that much mass. I think Steve put two on the tongue and two under the (front) dinette, but I'll have to search for a link to a proper description.
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Don't know of anyone except Steve (Hotfishtacos) who has 4 6V's, and I've no idea where he mounted the other two...
Well, that took some searching... and as it turns out I was confusing Steve's installation with a discussion of potential locations in a 21'.
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I had 4 up front in the box and pulled 2 out to try boon-docking with only 2. I can put the other 2 back in easily. If I go with the DC refer I will add the 2 back but may put them on the back bumper to keep the tongue weight down. However, the rear bumper on the 19' is too close to the trailer to put batteries in a box inside the bumper outline. If I did I would cut the bumper off and move it back a few inches then reattach it with steel platforms inside the outline for the batteries.
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Anybody has 2 times the two 6 V ? Where in a 19 will the second set be located?
I am not sure that I have ever heard of Escape installing four batteries. Maybe once, if then, and that was a medical issue. They must have done it at some time but unless you plan to have something very different from the usual Escape set-ups, don't know why you would need them. No one is having any real problem with two batteries that I have heard. Maybe you have something unusual in mind.

The person who added two more himself did so apparently because of the refrigerator, primarily. Escape now has a new 6.7 for many of the models that is much improved over the older ones.
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I have two 12 volt Group 29s in the tongue box. I can use them independently or together (micro wave only). I don't like putting all my eggs in one basket.

If I wanted even more capacity I'd go with two Group 31's. Depends though on what you have in mind for usage but it does keep the wiring requirements etc. to a minimum.

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I have two 12 volt Group 29s in the tongue box. I can use them independently or together (micro wave only). I don't like putting all my eggs in one basket.

If I wanted even more capacity I'd go with two Group 31's. Depends though on what you have in mind for usage but it does keep the wiring requirements etc. to a minimum.

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I'm using a pair of Group 31's, SLA, 12v batteries, wired permanently in parallel. Yes, I have all my amps (eggs) in one basket.

That basket is located under the dining seat in our '21, roughly in place of the original battery.

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I'm using a pair of Group 31's, SLA, 12v batteries, wired permanently in parallel. Yes, I have all my amps (eggs) in one basket.

That basket is located under the dining seat in our '21, roughly in place of the original battery.
Typical Group 31 AGM batteries weigh about the same as GC2 batteries, so the combination is essentially the same size and weight as the factory optional dual 6V combination.
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I'm using a pair of Group 31's, SLA, 12v batteries, wired permanently in parallel. Yes, I have all my amps (eggs) in one basket.

That basket is located under the dining seat in our '21, roughly in place of the original battery.

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Depends on one's comfort level. For me after so many years of boating, sometimes off shore, my life basically depended on having a usable battery. It's deeply ingrained in me to isolate my batteries. A friend set off from Panama for a milk run to Hawaii. Things didn't go well and to boot the battery switch was set to "all" 71 days later when he finally made it to Hawaii he could barely walk.

Not too much danger of having a nasty situation happen in a trailer but knowing I'll always have one charged battery ready to go gives me peace of mind. Whatever works for ya.

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