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Old 09-16-2020, 04:41 PM   #1
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Solar Panel and Batteries

Our 5.0 will not be completed until March 2021, but I'm curious if anyone has ordered their Escape with the solar panel, but excluding the two 6v batteries in series. For our earlier Casita, and then Forest Junker, err, River, I used Optima AGM batteries, and love the long recharge life.
I use two blue top Optima batts in series for our trolling motor, and would use the yellow tops in parallel for the RV. I've just found them to be a far superior battery design for long term use. Thanks, Matt
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:24 PM   #2
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We did this with our 21C and it was no problem. Escape gave us a credit for not including the flooded plate batteries and sent us the link for the AGM batteries that would fit the battery box they install.
You may want to ask Escape about the size of the battery box or ask them to exclude the installation of it all together.
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