Choosing a good battery for your RV can be a daunting task. With all the interesting options in the market, it can be a bit of a hassle when it comes to choosing a battery that fits your requirements exactly. The issue with choosing batteries is that batteries come in all shapes and sizes and feature different functionalities.
To understand if the RoadHawk RV battery is indeed the best for you, we must first try to understand the specifications you need to look for while buying a RV battery.
The important thing to know is that recreational vehicles generally use multiple batteries. These batteries are often of different types. A cranking battery or a starting battery is generally used for cranking the engine whereas a deep cycle battery is used for powering the appliances and electronics in the RV. if chosen improperly, the batteries can be a waste of money as well as performance. Using proper batteries for their intended purposes can give you exceptional results.
Let us talk a bit about the different uses of the batteries in an RV.
The first battery that you need is a cranking battery or starting battery. They are designed to provide huge jolts of electricity that can help you start your engine. The engine is a demanding component that requires a lot of power to crank. In smaller machines like generators, engines are cranked simply by hand.
But the same is not possible in case of vehicles. Hence, a small motor is used to crank the engine which gets powered by the battery. Once the battery cranks the engine, the engine takes over and the power requirements of the vehicle are taken care of by the engine itself. This is true for most vehicles but not in the case of RVs.hey have bigger power requirements and thus the engine cannot power all the appliances while producing enough power to run the vehicle.
RVs tend to be very heavy and thus the battery needed for cranking the engine should be equally powerful. Thus a proper cranking battery must be chosen for a RV to function flawlessly. We have discussed different types of cranking batteries in other articles on our site. Feel free to check them out.
The second type of battery you need for your RV is a deep cycle battery. Like we said before, RVs have well built electronics appliances that consume a lot of power, hence a good battery is required to store energy to power these appliances.
Deep cycle batteries, unlike cranking batteries, are designed to store electricity for a longer period and discharge slowly. They provide much lesser currents than cranking batteries. Thus these batteries are one of the best choices for powering electronics. They come in different variations and you can choose a suitable capacity based on your requirements.
The best thing about deep cycle batteries is probably that they can be easily hooked up in series or parallel to give you the desired setup. One can easily perform battery reconditioning using proper method too
There are different types of deep cycle batteries to choose from but you should go for one that provides good vibration resistance as that is a very important feature to have that guarantees longer battery life. Deep cycle batteries in RVs can be charged in different ways which we have also discussed in a different article. Although, we would recommend that if you are looking for a deep cycle battery for RVs, AGM batteries are a good option.
In this article, we have discussed the various types of batteries you may need in your RV. We hope you found this article helpful.