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Old 07-22-2016, 03:13 PM   #11
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Jenny, as you have a 21 on order, I think the dual batteries would be under the dinette, in a single white plastic box. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. It has a homemade look to it. The Noco looks more like the ones used when the batteries are mounted outside, either on the tongue or the back bumper.

On edit, hadn't occured to me that the batteries on a 21 may go in the front box if you have one, so I could be all wet here.
No, I think you nailed it the first time, Bob. Up front would change the weight distribution too much, and I don't think Escape will mount them there. It's somewhere under the dinette seat, details depending on dinette configuration and battery option.
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Old 07-22-2016, 03:17 PM   #12
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My early 21 has the duals box crosswise in the dinette, making checking water levels slightly more difficult.
In a recent discussion, 21' owners provided excellent photos of two installations, in the same location but one end-to-end (as Craig showed) and other side-by-side. In commercially available boxes both of these configurations are made, to suit the available space.

Of course this isn't relevant to the 17', with its external batteries, except that it would be possible to use a single end-to-end box by relocating the spare to one side.
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Old 07-22-2016, 03:25 PM   #13
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Agree $275 is steep- especially as there is no offset for the stock battery.
I think $275 is after allowing for the value of the base single Interstate SRM-27 battery, box, and cables. Those Interstate GC2-XHD batteries cost about US$140 each (retail) - they will be more expensive here (a house-brand equivalent at Canadian Tire is CA$220), and so the difference in the cost of components between the base and dual 6V installations will easily be CA$275.
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Old 07-22-2016, 03:28 PM   #14
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...boxes are not known as 6 volt or 12 volt, just by size.
True, "6 volt" does not properly describe the size of the battery or the box needed for it. The 6 volt batteries used by Escape are the most common size of 6V used in RVs, which is generally known as GC2 (originally defined for use in golf cars); it is so common that even some retailers of battery boxes just say "6 volt" for the description of boxes which fit this size. Any published table of battery sizes (which are defined by BCI, and so look for "BCI group dimensions") provides essentially the same dimensions.
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Old 07-22-2016, 03:58 PM   #15
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Spoke with an Interstate battery tech and he told me the Group 29 was probably around 95 AH. They only state officially what the dual 6V would be and that is 232 AH.
This is certainly a frustrating aspect of Interstate: who sells deep-cycle batteries and doesn't list capacity in standard terms? They describe the SRM-27 (Group 27 size) and SRM-29 (Group 29 size) RV/marine products as if they are only starting batteries, providing specifications such as cranking amps and reserve minutes.

I've tried extrapolating C20 capacity (capacity at 20-hour rate) from reserve capacity, and would expect better than 95 amp-hours, but maybe not...
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:56 PM   #16
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I buy Trojan.
Great web site too - everything you need to know about their batteries.
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Old 07-22-2016, 05:37 PM   #17
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There is some variation, apparently, in where the batteries are located on the different models. Ours is on both sides of the rear bumper and the spaces measure 11.5 x 7.5 inches. The Noco HM306BK that Kstock11 used is listed by Amazon as 16.8 X 12.9 X 9.7, so that would be too big to fit into our spaces. (But appreciate the response, KStock 11!)
The discussion on batteries is causing me to wonder..........the local golf cart place sells Trojan and US Battery, which is cheaper than Trojan and has around the same AH, around 232 AH. On this forum folks mention Trojan and Interstate often, but I never hear anything about US Battery. Is there a reason? Anybody have experience with US Battery?
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I don't know if I was "hoodwinked" by the distributor who told me that Trojan and Interstate moved their production out of the US. US Battery is made in Charlotte so I decided to roll the dice and give them a try. We shall see how they work out.
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I don't know if I was "hoodwinked" by the distributor who told me that Trojan and Interstate moved their production out of the US. US Battery is made in Charlotte so I decided to roll the dice and give them a try. We shall see how they work out.
For Interstate batteries, it depends on where you get them. From Louisiana to Southern California, Interstate batteries are made by a Johnson Controls manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico. In the other states, the batteries are made by Johnson Controls in the United States. Trojan batteries are made entirely in the USA according to the sources I've been able to find. Their main facility is in Santa Fe Springs CA, but there are other locations such as Georgia.

Honestly, I don't think the location of the plant is as important as the design and technology.
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Old 07-22-2016, 06:51 PM   #20
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I buy Trojan.
Great web site too - everything you need to know about their batteries.
Although I have not yet bought a Trojan battery, I agree that they have a first-rate operation and provide lots of clear information. The best way to understand more about any brand of battery seems to be checking for what Trojan has to say about the subject for the same type of battery.
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