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Old 01-31-2018, 07:05 PM   #1
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Today I had the task of changing out original batteries in an Airstream Interstate. NOT a fun job 1) had to tear the sofa bed apart just to get to the box 2) batteries are special 6 volt (Lifelines) that weigh a ton stacked on top of each other 3) new batteries $380 each! Hopefully they last 10 years![IMG]
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SORRY for sideways pic! The other picture is the battery box.
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I thought that accessing my batterie is difficult .
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:54 PM   #4
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Special 6v batteries? Why would they not use the very common GC2 Lifeline batteries (GPL-4CT)? They are nearly as expensive though at about $300 each at a very good price, so might be the same $380 at a walk in retail place.
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These are Lifeline GPL-6CT's
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These are Lifeline GPL-6CT's
Did Airstream provide exterior venting for these batteries?
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These are Lifeline GPL-6CT's
That is their tall version of the golf cart batteries, which quite a few manufacturers, like Trojan, also make now. Nice batteries as they give 300ah in the footprint of a GC2 battery pair, as long as you have a bit of extra height. They have had that battery for something like 10 years, I think.
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Have you tried to desulpate the old batteries with a smart charger?
You might be able to keep them for other purposes.
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So the old batteries were the original batteries, and were sunk in on the cases. So it was time.
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Did Airstream provide exterior venting for these batteries?
Yes they are vented by the large flex tube in the OP's second photo. It vents to side of van.

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