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Old 09-28-2012, 02:14 AM   #11
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Hi I have a1995 Areolite travel trailer I can't find where the battery was someone took it out it has a battery tester in the bathroom it is a 21 foot trailer RHB if anyone could help I do not have a manual or have never had a trailer so I,m flying blind thank you Matt
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:12 AM   #12
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Matt,

On the model, I think you meant 21 RBH. On these older Aerolites, the battery was mounted either in the front compartment or one of the side compartments. Look for a Battery Box Vent on either side of the trailer. This should lead you to the where the battery is usually located.
I posted a few Examples of what to look for.

EXAMPLE: 21 RBH.


EXAMPLE: Battery Box in Compartment.



EXAMPLE: Vented Battery Box.



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Old 10-07-2012, 02:54 AM   #13
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Re: Batteries

Can both 6 V Batteries be Linked together like on the Trailer & charged on 12v cycle ??
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Old 10-07-2012, 11:36 AM   #14
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Can both 6 V Batteries be Linked together like on the Trailer & charged on 12v cycle ??
Yes.
Two 6 volt batteries can be connected in SERIES as in the diagram below.

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Thanks. I thought so , just wanted to make sure
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #16
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Found this guide on line and thought it useful when charging my TT batteries stored in the garage. Normally will wait till the voltage drops to about 6.30 volts to recharge.hope this helps.

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:23 AM   #17
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The best way to test the state of charge and health of a battery is with a hydrometer to check the specific gravity of same.

The chart above appears to be for a normal starting battery and not a true deep cycle battery. Therefore a typical deep cycle battery might have temperature normalized specific gravity readings as follows:

100% Charged = 1.277
90% Charged = 1.258
80% Charged = 1.238
70% Charged = 1.217
60% Charged = 1.195
50% Charged = 1.172
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Very good information...the closest to a hydrometer I have is a turkey baster and I don't make wine or beer so haven't needed one. But I may pick one up.

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Old 03-17-2013, 06:54 PM   #19
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I have a new AGM battery and battery box with side ports so the wires don't go in the top
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The first outing we had with our voltage was 2 weeks after we picked it up in May 011. It was a 4 day dry camp for a benefit motorcycle ride in western Michigan. At night the temp was cool, ----- no, ---- Dang COLD! Ran the furnace all night and in the morning the genny wouldn't crank. Seems Dutchmen had only included one little deep-draw battery. When we got home I found a post on some forum somewhere about changing over to golf cart 6 volt batteries. Here are a couple of pics of how I did ours. No problems since.
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