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Old 03-05-2018, 04:55 PM   #1
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I have a 2017 View. There are two Napa group 24 batteries in it. I added 300 watts of solar and want to change these batteries. Thinking lithium. Seem like group 27's or 31's are most common. Has anyone made them fit? Has anyone tried Battle Born Batteries?
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I replied on another forum on this very same issue I work in the energy industry the only time we use lithium batteries is for exact climate conditions, they are fickle same with Nimh which is a bit more forgiving we have replaced all of our station service units from AGM back to flooded lead acid they take way more temp control variances, discharge and duty cycles for the cost then lithium without the temp constraints my view has plenty of space im thinking about upgrading to a 6 volt system, taller batteries will fit havent figured out which group would work though good luck
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I have a 2017 View. There are two Napa group 24 batteries in it. I added 300 watts of solar and want to change these batteries. Thinking lithium. Seem like group 27's or 31's are most common. Has anyone made them fit? Has anyone tried Battle Born Batteries?
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Your best bet is to replace with two 6V batteries. you will double you power storage. We got ours at Costco.
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Old 03-09-2018, 07:57 AM   #4
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Done with my search. In order to get about 200ah's of stored power the two lithium batteries cost about $2,000 where as two 6v lead acid are $200. Golf cart batteries it is for now. Maybe in five years when these die I will look at lithium again.
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:42 AM   #5
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Just bought a 2017 Minnie Winnie 31K....am new at this...what is the benefit of replacing the 2 12 v batteries with - I assume - 2 6 volt batteries ...Golf Cart?
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The advantage of two six volt batteries is more amps to use. A pair of six volt batteries (to give you 12V) will give you 220-250 amp/hours of power. They are also true deep cycle batteries which will make them a bit more forgiving.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:10 PM   #7
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With the idea of putting in as many amp hours as the battery bay can hold, I just installed two Trojan 1225's.deep cell batteries. Had to modify the area a little but they fit. (I took pictures if anyone else want to do it on a View.) They are 150 ah each for a total of 300 ah.
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Your best bet is to replace with two 6V batteries. you will double you power storage. We got ours at Costco.
So these would be the "golf cart" batteries?
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:33 PM   #9
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Measure your battery storage area. (length, width, and height) Go anywhere the carries or sell golf cart or deep cell batteries. Use your dimensions to find the biggest in size with the most amp/hours of storage. Once you know that they may be may combinations of 2,4,6,or 8 g volt or any number of 12 volt. Just make sure they are deep cycle and not starter batteries. If money is no object, look at lithium batteries since they are the best but at 8x the price. I went with Trojan since they had the best warranty in lead acid batteries. Agm are nice but double the price.
The bottom line is the batteries you have will work if you only go from one powered camp ground to another. The problem is time spent off shure power or your generator. The relays in the frig always need 12 v power. So if you do not have enough stored power the frig will get warm even if you think you are on gas. Happy hunting then enjoy your travels.
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If these are 12V batteries, then you have 300 amp/hours. If they are 6V, you have 150 amp hours total. According to the Trojan website, 1225 cells are 6V industrial batteries and 16" tall, so yes, I'd like to see pictures of your modifications and install.
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oppps, typo. They are Trojan T-1275 which are 12 volt. 300ah

Length
12.96 (329)
Width
7.13 (181)
Height
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Thanks Tuscontoy,

With the TT I never went anywhere that didn't have at least water and electric. I traded from my TT to a MH so that I could do some dry camping, get in to places like North Rim of Grand Canyon.

I am having an inverter installed in the MH in early April so getting some improved batteries will be a benefit as well.
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I made an album under my profile with the battery box mod pictures.
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I made an album under my profile with the battery box mod pictures.
I'm really new on this site....how do I access the album. I clicked on your name/ picture and didn't see an album....did I miss it
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