Baby Steps...overcoming my fear of batteries - Fiberglass RV

View Poll Results: Are you a BATTERY PHOBIC?
YES, what does one look like? 0 0%
Yes, use them but am afraid of them 2 16.67%
No, completely comfortable with them 9 75.00%
No, am willing to lead a 12 step program for thos who are 1 8.33%
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Old 09-05-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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HAHAHA! Just kidding!

I know I can't use the vintage 1972 Cushman Electric Golf Cart as a tow vehicle, but, it's forced me to deal with my battery phobia! Now that I must care for 6 of them, and I wish to add another to my Bella Buggy, might I be ready for installation of one in the Lovebug?

It's really not all that difficult. But, I've also read about 20 hours worth on the internet to figure how they work, how to maintain them, pitfalls, remedies and so on!

I figure many of you would have golfcarts and this would be the place to set up a support group for us BATTERY PHOBIC people!

So, here are the questions:

Do YOU have a battery phobia and what do you do about it?

Do you wish to exchange via emails some advice on golf cart battery experiences? I sure wouldn't mind having your experts help me along with my golf cart and the desire to add headlights, taillights, etc?

What battery set up do you have for your camper, 1 or 2? Deep Cell?

Looking forward to stepping into the battery discussions with you! The golf cart forums pale to this group!

BTW, I AM painting her to complement the Faberge Lovebug and to reflect our love affair with Bama!
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Old 09-05-2009, 04:33 PM   #2
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What battery set up do you have for your camper, 1 or 2? Deep Cell?
I have 2 separate: lead-acid flooded cell, "Marine" Deep Cycle, 12 volt, group 27 size batteries, that I bought at WalMart.

One provides power to the trailer's "House" circuits: lights, water pump, and heater blower motor.

The second one is connected to a 300 watt inverter that powers my old TV/VCR.

Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
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Old 09-05-2009, 05:11 PM   #3
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I have been dealing with batteries in both my golf cart and Bigfoot RV.

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Long story short, when I finally checked the batteries with a hydrometer, ALL but one had a dead cell. I also found out that the Black Trojans are made in China. I replaced all the batteries in my golf cart with Red (US) Trojan batteries. It now runs great.

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In my RV I replaced the one group 27 lead asid battery with two 12 volt AGM batteries. I am adding a solar panel with a MPPT controller to maintain the batteries without over charging them.

Good luck.
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