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Proper RV Battery Storage: Tips and Troubleshooting

Even the most expensive RV batteries with the highest quality components are susceptible to damage and malfunction when stored improperly. To get the most out of your investment and ensure the longest lifespan for your battery, there are a few simple rules you should follow when storing it for the winter months, and a couple…

RV Battery Types: An Overview of Your Options

Based on the amount of boondocking you do and the types of appliances you utilize on your RV, there’s a certain type of RV battery that’s optimal for your needs. While some RVers spend little time at their campsite and rely upon only minimally power-thirsty appliances, others require heavy duty batteries that they can hook…

Simplify Your RV Battery Acid Level Checks

To get the longest lifespan out of your RV batteries and therefore the biggest bang for your buck, it’s absolutely essential that you frequently check acid level while out on the road. Most RV owners understand the importance of keeping an eye on their levels, but it’s easy to forget to do so and, thanks…

Are 6 Volt RV Batteries in Series Better Than a Single 12 Volt?

We get a lot of members of the RV Repair Club community asking what kind of RV batteries they should use on their rig. They’re often unsure whether they should opt for a single 12 volt battery or a pair of 6 volt RV batteries in series (obviously equaling 12 volts). The answer to which…

Choosing the Best RV House Battery for Your Rig

Everyone travels differently, and everyone spends their time differently while they’re out in the world in their RV. The amount of power you use while on your adventures might vary, which means your battery supply will need to be unique. In this free video lesson, Dave Solberg teaches you how to select the best RV…

Battery Not Charging: Troubleshooting Tips

We received a question from an RV Repair Club member asking why their RV battery wasn’t holding any juice after a full charging cycle. While the problem of an RV battery not charging typically stems back to one common issue, there are a handful of other possibilities. So in this lesson, we do a little…

RV Battery Maintenance Techniques for Extending RV Battery Life

RV batteries, which run the interior lights, refrigerator, computer, and any other electrical appliance you have installed, are built to last 5-7 years, ideally. Manufacturers recommend that you remove the batteries every month and have them conditioned by a professional. This conditioning breaks up the sulfur solids and other contaminants, churning the liquid inside the…

RV Battery Maintenance: Checking Battery Charge

RV battery maintenance has just become easier! The 12-volt deep cycle battery or batteries of your house system must be properly charged to prolong their life and reduce sulfation. You can check not only the current state of charge in your house batteries but the charging system of your converter with a multi-meter. House batteries…

Improving RV Battery Charge and Extending Battery Life

Despite what the forums might say about standard RV battery life being only two to three years, your on-board, deep cycle batteries should have the capability to last you between five and seven years. That is, if you take proper care of your battery and complete regular maintenance to combat invasive sulfation. There are a…