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Old 11-09-2014, 05:42 PM   #1
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How I upgraded my battery bank on a 38J Voyage.

I upgraded my battery bank on my 2005 Winnebago 38J Voyage.
Going from 2 12 volts up to 4 6 volts giving me 510 amp hours.
I used the Deka GC45 Batteries.
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:02 PM   #2
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Are you concerned at all that your starting battery is not bolted down?
I like the intention. I just acquired a 38R and thought there were no options for changing over to 6 volts due to the size of the batt box
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Old 11-13-2014, 06:45 PM   #3
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6 volt conversion

Excellent video. Job well done. Looks like you put some thought in to this.
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Old 11-14-2014, 11:31 AM   #4
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Impressive...
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Old 11-15-2014, 05:33 AM   #5
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Thank you for your comments, now i am adding solar.. a hole new project....
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:57 PM   #6
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Maybe your battery box is smaller than mine but it sure looks the same. I got 4 GC1s AND the starting battery in the stock box. It was very tight but they all fit.


Pardon the ASCII picture but I am far from the motorhome.


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This is the orientation of the batteries with | being the starting battery.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:21 PM   #7
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Thats good to know.
Do you find that 420 amp hours is plenty ?
Do you have solar panels?
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:24 PM   #8
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Are you concerned at all that your starting battery is not bolted down?
I like the intention. I just acquired a 38R and thought there were no options for changing over to 6 volts due to the size of the batt box

After i finalize my solar install i plan on bolting down the starting battery.
If i could only get a break from this cold weather....
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:25 AM   #9
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Thats good to know.
Do you find that 420 amp hours is plenty ?
Do you have solar panels?
I rarely watch television on battery, so yes I have plenty of capacity. About every other day, I run the generator to power the microwave and get some more charge that way. I have also upgraded my converter to 60 amp.

I have 150 watts of solar on the roof.

I usually dry camp so the capacity is very important to me.
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Old thread with pictures

Lots of multiple battery redos out there....
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:13 PM   #11
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Ya'all might want to check this out: Which is better? Two 6v or Two 12v Marine Batteries
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Interesting write up / opinion?
But i vote 6 volt that's my theory and I'm sticking to it.
I now have 510 amp hrs in my battery bank under my steps and I like it....
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Interesting write up / opinion?
But i vote 6 volt that's my theory and I'm sticking to it.
I now have 510 amp hrs in my battery bank under my steps and I like it....
Being a happy camper counts as success in my book. But, no matter how you slice it. 510 Ah is no more than that. 12V parallel or 6Vx2 series/parallel makes no difference to me or the coach.

Happy trails and many of them.

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