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Old 05-24-2017, 07:50 PM   #1
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Two 6 volt batteries

I've decided to scrap the 12 volt battery and go the two 6 volt route. Is there anything I needed to do to my trailer to make this happen? I've got a 2014 Kodiak 291 RESL.
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Old 05-24-2017, 07:57 PM   #2
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As long as you have the room to mount them nothing else special to do. Just connect them + to - terminal. Then normal red + cable in trailer connects to + terminal on one battery & - on other battery.
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As long as you have the room to mount them nothing else special to do. Just connect them + to - terminal. Then normal red + cable in trailer connects to + terminal on one battery & - on other battery.
Thanks.
Does it really make a huge difference when dry camping. I'm planning a trip this summer that will have me on several overnights with no shore power. I've already changed all interior lights to LED's.
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How much difference in price between the two?
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:41 PM   #5
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Just bought a new Interstate 12 volt marine type 24 last night. Price was $114 with core charge.


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How much difference in price between the two?
Almost twice the cost to go two 6 volt over one 12 volt up here in the great white north.
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