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Old 05-14-2019, 06:22 PM   #11
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Another vote for 2 GC2 6V.

Got mine from Costco. 7 years and still going strong.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:44 PM   #12
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GC2s are a great option for keeping things energized off grid.

Where the larger battery bank allows for extended amp hours, I soon realized (after I installed mine) that the new "weak link" in the DC system was the OEM converter. Where the much smaller single group 24 battery would take only a few hours to reclaim a full charge, my new 215 amp hour bank never reached it full capacity even after a full day of the coach being plugged into my generator. This was the case throughout our recent journey to the southwest.

So now, I'm looking for converter replacement solutions.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:25 AM   #13
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GC2s are a great option for keeping things energized off grid.

Where the larger battery bank allows for extended amp hours, I soon realized (after I installed mine) that the new "weak link" in the DC system was the OEM converter. Where the much smaller single group 24 battery would take only a few hours to reclaim a full charge, my new 215 amp hour bank never reached it full capacity even after a full day of the coach being plugged into my generator. This was the case throughout our recent journey to the southwest.

So now, I'm looking for converter replacement solutions.
I am also researching converter and inverter options. Im leaning towards the Victron multi plus. Is a charger/converter/inverter. When your not connected to shore power it automatically turns on inverter power. It has smart charging capability, it can charge any battery type, and you can program which type of charge you want (maintenance, float, etc). From what I have heard, it charges very quickly.

The install seems pretty straight forward, you run the power from the shore power to the multi plus and then to the distribution center. It illiminates the OEM charger.

https://www.victronenergy.com/invert...48v-800va-3kva
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Old 05-16-2019, 12:52 PM   #14
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Another vote for 2 GC2.

Had mine for over 7 years, still going strong.

Got them from COSTCO.

Just got a new Cougar, will get 2 or 4, not sure yet.
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