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Thanks for the info Oregon Camper. I don't have a Facebook account and, as tempting as it is to join your private group, I don't have any plans of obtaining a Facebook account. I just don't trust them. I'm starting with just one panel and I'll go from there if I need more. The 210RS is a small enough size that I probably and hopefully won't need more panels. Those panels can get up there in price!!
 

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Way late to this but dual 6v is always superior. Add a small generator for the occasional top off or in these modern times, a solar charger and you're golden.

I recommend Interstate 6V's.
 

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For those who are confused about choosing between 6 volt and 12 volt RV batteries for motorcycles and touring trailers, we offer these tips: Many 12 volt batteries on the market have an amperage of 50 Ah to 100 Ah. The average 6-volt battery on the market provides 225 amp hours, typically ranging from 160 Ah to 260 Ah. 6-volt battery systems have thicker and heavier plates that allow them to withstand the chemical changes inside the battery, so 6-volt batteries can be said to have a longer lifespan. But in terms of cost, 12-volt battery systems are inexpensive and available at most auto supply and battery stores.
 

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If your RV is equipped with 12V batteries, you can use them. However, it is difficult to argue that 6V batteries have greater advantages than 12V batteries. Here's what you can do to help:
As soon as the old batteries burn out, switch to 6V batteries.
Allowing your batteries to drop below 50% can reduce the amount of charge they can hold.
If you're going to a distant spot, bring a pair of 6V batteries with you in the RV.
 

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It would be better if you thought about how you would charge your batteries. You can get 12 Volts of electricity by connecting two 6 Volt batteries in series, but it will only charge up to the lowest amp-hour capacity. Putting two 6 Volt Batteries in parallel, on the other hand, will only give you 6 Volts of power, but their amp hours will be added together.
 
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