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I just installed a trickle charger and come to realize the battery will not maintain a voltage above 12.3V. I noticed the low voltage last year tracing wiring and thought it was my cheap harbor freight meter. Ordered a ACdelco 49AGM from amazon to replace. The existing battery has an vent line so I'm guessing its a standard lead acid type.
 

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That is a shame that your battery could not last 5 years.
When I bought mine last year on the dealers lot the battery was dead. Because they left the parking lights on. So I figure mine will probably go dead sooner than 5 years. Even though I asked for a brand new battery on the sale contract. They said they changed it, but the date on the battery is the same as the build date of the van, so I figured that they did not change it, but I kept all the paperwork
 

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Even though our van will likely be driven at least once/week, I'm looking into putting a Trik-L-Start on the system.
http://www.lslproducts.net/TLSPage.html
Basically uses excess charge from the house system to keep the chassis battery charged.
 

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I tend to over do things, I've installed a trickle charger, a dedicated 40watt solar panel and controller,a battery to battery charger. This is for my Aux battery when I don't need the 900AH lithium bank. I will run the electric step, fridge and lights when traveling.
 
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