RV Batteries What You Need To Know.



Today we look at RV batteries and compare them across the 4 main types. 12 volt deep cycle, Golf cart batteries, AGM batteries, and Lithium Batteries. Find out which battery is best for you and your RV. If you’re looking for new batteries for your RV here are a few links.

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45 thoughts on “RV Batteries What You Need To Know.

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Hi there..
    Totally different use…
    Got a e bike..
    1500w motor..
    5 12volt batteries..
    Sealed… but are wet batteries..
    Yes chinese bike Nwow M3
    Floating full charge about 66.5v
    Agent says to run them down.. on bike indicator orange about 53v under load.. 56v at rest floating..
    Other bike manufacture say to low on discharge…
    What do u think… any tips

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    I like the scripture on the chalkboard. Couldn't see the whole thing, but I'm a Bible smuggler into communist countries, so that's fun to see for me! 🙂

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    How do the batteries charge while attached to your tow vehicle? I heard lithium batteries will overheat typical alternators?

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    I just bought a 1972 komfort camper . I am totally gutting it to make it a big room. No toilet or bath/shower, no stove, no heater, I’m ripping it all out. It will be parked in my driveway used as a spare room/mini home for my daughter and my grandson. I do want a microwave, 45” tv, dvd, hot plate, small dorm side refrigerator, and an electric heater fire place, outlets, a couple lamps and a over head light. In the summer a fan or floor AC. I am pretty much rebuilding the entire thing but I want it to be able to use house hold electric outlets, all 110v . I think the refrigerator is also that voltage also. I am Not an electrician, actually hate working with it, but I need to wire this myself. I looked into solar power; cool idea, but expensive . This camper once ran on propane, but that’s being ripped out also. I like the battery idea and I understand that RVs only use 12v. I don’t like the idea that I must remember water for the batteries though. I’m still learning, but it seems like every time I get barred into the information given, the video ends and I never find out if what I plan on doing will work. So after this long explanation I need to know what battery or batteries to use, if I can… I have a ton more learning to do on the electrical side, but would like advice. Thank you

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    thanks for all your efforts in educating us, me. I have a question: I have an rv (class A, Thor Vegas) that when I plug in to shore charges my battery. I want to install an inverter OR inverter charger. why would I need an inverter charger when the the rv already charges the battery? wouldn't an inverter do what I need? why would I go with and inverter charger, not just an inverter?

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Thank you for the great information. We are just getting started and there is so much to learn. You explain in a way that is easy to understand. Cheers and Thanks!

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Jared. Need you advice. Have purchased a Victron BMV-712 to install in our new 2020 Jayco White Hawk 24 MBH. I have a couple pictures of some additional fuses or breakers or something associated in my ground line. (Not sure how to send them) And I’m not sure if the shunt needs to be inserted in the ground line “before” or “after” these devices.

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    OH my, I am a complete newbie and need all the help I can get! I am trying to educate myself about my newly purchased (used) Casita and all its components, from propane to batteries and all the rest, it is a bit overwhelming. So, thanks for your part in helping me with my learning curve.

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    What would you have with 4 6 volt 225 amp each ?

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    So when camper is not being use, it drains battery. Can you recommend battery disconnect switch.

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Can you charge Lithium batteries at their c rating or should this be reduced?
    e.g. if you have a 200A alternator and a battery to battery charger, what is the maximum you can regularly charge at and keep the batteries for ever.
    Then, what about a daily maximum depth of discharge to 80% or 60%?
    My point is, getting to charge the batteries with a B2B charger from the alternator in half an hour to 1 hour every morning, thus eliminating solar cells.
    And why doesn't every RV do this?

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Great info thanks. You keep talking about not letting them get below the 50% level. How do you know when they are at the 50% stage?

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Great info thanks. You keep talking about not letting them get below the 50% level. How do you know when they are at the 50% stage?

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    200w solar panels Can you build a power station? Portable to charge your RV

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Thank you for the video, any suggestion for the converter charger for the sealed agm batteries?

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    You need to emphasize the primary DANGER of off-gassing. these batteries off-gas HYDROGEN which is extremely flammable. Caution must be used around them. No smoking, no arcs close to these batteries. Other than that, great presentation.

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    How do you know when you are down to 50 percent? Do AGM sealed batteries require any venting? How much venting to batteries require? Just some slits or a big vent with a fan? Do you worry about Li Ion batteries exploding?

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    I am a newby to rving and was wondering if you can mis-match battery types, std lead acid with an AGM, both 12v.

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    With lead acid you almost always want a generator. Solar helps but charges too slow. Lithium+solar only is much easier.

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Well done, I would echo the other comments. Easy to understand and clearly explained. Thanks

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    You make a comment at 17:53 saying that we don't want to draw the golf cart Battery past 50%. I was led to believe that because they are golf cart 6 volt they can be drawn down to 80% thus giving more power for a longer time then AGM or Lead Acid? What's up? You also do not state wether the AGM's can be discharged past 50% at 10:40. ?

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Hi Jared. Researching AGM deep cycle battery SOH, and cannot find an answer to my specific question so thought I'd try you. I bought an automotive battery tester off Amazon (Tardon). I can input AGM parameters and such, but thinking it may not be applicable to battery banks used in boat or rvs.
    To run the test, I have to enter the CCA. But these are not used for starting, so I'm guessing the SOH results would not be applicable. For example, the batteries are rated at 950 CCA, and it shows they are only at 20% – well past time to replace. Any idea whether that result would apply when used as house batteries? How do you determine SOH for such batteries? p.s. Love your vids!

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    The problem with Lithium batteries is that they are extremely toxic and as of right now we have no way of disposing of them.

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    My drill battery at the end of charge just stops and special monitoring for these

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    when will you all start talking in watt hours? Power is watts, volt * amp not need here. WH plz

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    I feel spending the $1k for a pair sounds good since I plan on dry docking but $1k each
    Ouch ? I will change out the inverter immediately.

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Which is better/more practical? two 12volt batteries in parallel config. or two 6v. in series

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Hi.
    I have Dodge promaster van . And I would like to install AGM batteries. I heard you said AGM does requires different types of charger. Do you think it is okay to connect to alternator for charging which is comes with this van originally?

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Great video. Might also have been worth mentioning "maintenance free" lead acid batteries as they are an option also.

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Very informative …..
    I watch videos all the time about small camper vans and smaller RVs….
    They never talk about the things you really need to know….
    I am curious about everything that ( powers ) that home on wheels.
    This video was great I needed it as my head was about to explode with unanswered questions 😂😂
    Another question I need answers too is….How safe is a lithium battery set up that is installed UNDER A BED in camper vans ???

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    Great video! Loved the battery diagrams! Bonus is seeing your sweet kitty in the background LOL! Happy camping 🙂

  • April 17, 2020 at 11:37 am
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    You must kick everyone out of the trailer when you’re filming. Lol

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