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Old 02-04-2015, 04:44 PM   #1
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Coach batteries for 2006 36G

We have a 2006 Meridian 36g and the coach batteries need replacing. The current batteries that were in the coach when we bought it in 2012 are auto craft 27dc-2 and the date on them is Jan 11. My question is what should I replace them with and what was the size(group) of the original batteries. Also any brand recommended over any other brand. Apparently one of the batteries is weak/bad but everyone says to replace them all at once.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:30 PM   #2
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I would expect your coach to take 3 Group 31 coach batteries (just like my 2005 Vectra).
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Group 31 batteries of the highest CCA rating you can find, probably 1000 amp CCA. There are supposedly only three companies left in the US that manufacture automotive batteries but they market them under a myriad of brand names. When I replaced mine, I got the best deal on a top quality battery through O'Reilly Auto Parts. Check around. Don't overlook Costco or Sam's Club for batteries.
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Walmart Everstart Plus. Good battery well priced. Good warranty, serviced anywhere.
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If your talking about the 2 starting batteries I'd install 2 group 31's.

If you mean the 3 house batteries I consider using 4 6Volt deep cycle batteries like Trojon T105's. They will fit in the same tray the 3 house batteries are in you just install them facing north/south instead of east/west like the 12 volt batteries now. I needed to replace one battery to battery lead as the original would not reach in the negative to positive interconnect.

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Old 02-05-2015, 01:30 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. I found a battery at NAPA. It is a group 31 p/n 8231 for about $125.00. Has anyone ever used NAPA batteries for the coach?
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Thanks guys. I found a battery at NAPA. It is a group 31 p/n 8231 for about $125.00. Has anyone ever used NAPA batteries for the coach?
There is more here than is meeting the eye. Why do you need to replace your coach batteries if they are less than 4 years in service?

What inverter do you have?

Have you considered AGM's?

You need to look into deep cycle batteries. Trojan and NAPA are good and have the track record to prove it. The NAPA AGM is what is in my coach and it is made by Optima. These are a hybrid deep cycle/start type. They are fantastic!

What is your RV life style. Do you dry camp often? How many week/months do you camp? What is you load demand? ...

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Just to be clear, your 'coach' or 'house' batteries should be 3 group 31 deep cycle batteries (flooded or AGM). You 'chassis' or 'starter' batteries should be 2 group 31 starter batteries (high CCA is important).
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