Thank you so much. Do you know where I might be able to find a parts list? I'm looking to get the covers for the sink in the island?
If you can't get sink covers from Heartland there is another option that you might consider.Thank you so much. Do you know where I might be able to find a parts list? I'm looking to get the covers for the sink in the island?
I would like to correct what you said in recommending deep cycle/marine batteries for an RV trailer battery.
This quote is from the KOA website: The battery or batteries used to supply 12-volts to the RV itself are commonly referred to as house batteries. House batteries need to be deep cycle batteries that are designed to provide a steady amount of current over a long period. Starting batteries and marine batteries should not be used in this application. True deep cycle batteries have much thicker plates and are designed to be deeply discharged and recharged repeatedly. These batteries are rated in Amp Hours (AH) and more recently Reserve Capacity (RC)."
See the full page here: https://koa.com/blog/what-you-need-to-know-about-your-rv-batteries/ I would encourage anyone interested to read the FULL page for the full story.
I know that it is hard to find true "Deep Cycle" only batteries. Most retailers have an engineering compromise they call "Deep Cycle/Marine" that is made primarily for fishing boats with trolling motors. The "Marine" side is for the big starting current needed to start an engine, the "Deep Cycle" side is for running a fishing electric trolling motor for a while.
If you think about it, how important is a battery when you spend most of your time hooked to shore power? You might be without power for a few hours in a power outage and in most cases a battery is a battery for this purpose. If it keeps the lights lit and the furnace going for that time great. On the other hand, a battery becomes something more important if you dry camp or if you camp in freezing temps and want some safety should the power failing. In this case you need power for several days and something that you can bring back to 80% or better with a generator. I camp in subfreezing temps often when hunting at elevations from 7 to 8K or more. One 12 volt is not adequate for that purpose. 2, 6 volts worked well over a week to 10 days or more and we never had a problem staying warm and keeping things running but a generator is a must. I have since gone to 3, 12 volt AGM batteries and have not tested them under the hunting conditions yet but considering I have slightly more amperage that the 2,12s I expect it will be as good.
So bottom line and I will, no doubt, get feedback from the "battery experts" is that a battery of reasonable amperage will work fine for most RV camping lot camping. JMHO
Jlaforest,Just bought a used 2015 wilderness 32 ft bunkhouse but the battery didn't come with it . Need know what kind battery do I need to buy. Any help is appreciated
My fifth wheel is set up for dry camping. That is why I use four group 31 AGM batteries, a magnum Ms 2812 inverter charger, and Morningstar duo solar charge controller with a 220 watt solar panel. I did not roof top the solar panel I use it as a portable so I can place it in the sun if the RV is shaded. My batteries allow me to have 120 volts on two circuits. At night I switch off the living room circuit and save unnecessary battery power.In an earlier response I read that the batteries were mostly for the lights and furnace (at least that is how I read it ) - however, from experience I know the importance of the batteries in extending / retracting the slides and landing gear. Without sufficient battery power, you will have problems doing these things.
What size AGM did you install ?? I am in Fl. and my rig is in MI., my battery is dead, I have people opening up my rig, and it to heavy for them to lift out and get the size. I will be back this weekend and need the size please. I have an AGM that has lasted me over 6 years and finally bit the dust.I'm replacing mine right now with AGM batteries. They are basicly maintenance free