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Old 03-17-2020, 09:02 AM   #1
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364BHL Dual Batteries

Hi all, Our new 364BHL came factory equipped with two battery boxes.
I assume its maybe because its solar prepped? My question is would I benefit from adding a second 12 volt battery? Let me state up front , We never boon dock. We are more of a non primitive family we always have at least 30 amp power though I am going to have to be pickier as this one has 2 A/C's.And I usually plug in when its home. So I just wanted to see if there was any advantage based on our using habits. Adding solar at this time isn't planned
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:44 AM   #2
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IMHO, a single battery to operate the 12v necessities prior to hooking up to shore power should be adequate. Two batteries are not necessarily needed for solar but I would recommend two if you ever change your mind about dry camping and using solar to charge the batteries.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:46 AM   #3
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If you never boondock, and you don't have a residential fridge, then multiple batteries are a waste of money. The only time the battery will be "needed" is to provide the extra amperage needed to operate the slides and landing gear/levelers and that is for a short time. The battery and truck charging system should maintain the 12vdc needs to keep the fridge and any other low voltage needs going down the highway.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:52 AM   #4
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That's kind of what I thought. I'm thinking I will remove and store it for now and gain the space.

Thanks for the feed back
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:32 AM   #5
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From what you are saying, you are fine.
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