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    12volt to 6volt ?

    I have heard that you can go from 12v to 6v battaries on a motorhome for longer lasting storage . And, how do you set it up? thanks

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    You would have to run them in series to get the system back to 12 volts. kind of like batteries in a flashlight. Don't know if it would benefit you or not. If you have room for two batteries, why not run two 12 volts in parallel?

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    My motorhome has room for 4 batts. I had 2 12volts in it last year and they would'nt last only 1/2 the night w/heater on !!! We race in Montana in May with temps still in the 30's :shock: people get mad when i start the generator at 6am. Was told 6v lasts twice as long

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    Looked on the net and found the following website, maybe it will help you out. Good luck on it.

    http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/18139423.cfm

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    T-105 6 volt battery for motorhomes.I have 4, 6 volt trojan batterys in my motorhome.I got them hooked up in a series and end up with 12 volts.This is the way to go if you want battery longevity.


    http://www.trojanbattery.com/index.aspx

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    Thanks for the quick response. Very helpful, i'll go 6v

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    Quote Originally Posted by topsportsman1
    T-105 6 volt battery for motorhomes.I have 4, 6 volt trojan batterys in my motorhome.I got them hooked up in a series and end up with 12 volts.This is the way to go if you want battery longevity.


    http://www.trojanbattery.com/index.aspx

    How did you not get 24 volts?Or did you series two seperate pairs and then parallel them?
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