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BopLindfield

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I am replacing my Leisure Battery in my Elddis 145. At the moment it has a 90 Ah and I am thinking of putting in a more powerful new one perhaps a 120Ah. Is there any reason that this is not the right thing to do. Any thoughts would be helpful.
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That should be fine Bob, just make sure it'll fit.
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Thanks. Just I was not sure but that is very helpful. Bop
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If you have room put two in that way providing they’re being charged ie solar panel or a battery to battery charger or similar then you will never have to worry about a flat battery. 👍
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Basically there are three types of batteries:
Free acid, AGM and Gel.
Each type has its own charge and maintenance values.

Usually motorhome chargers expect may set them depending on the type of battery.
Check the technology of the current one in order to buy it of the same type.

Or if you want, you could buy it AGM which is perhaps the best now available but on the contrary, you will have to check if the charger is set for this type of battery.

The best leisure batteries are the so-called slow discharge ones like those used on golf-karts and forklifts.
Most of the time however they cannot be used as engine start batteries.

Tip (valid overhere): Do not buy it from a camper dealer but in a shop specialized in batteries.
You will pay the right price and they will not give you something from the unknown brand.

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As above, see what available space you have first of all, and then see if you can squeeze in an extra one if you have a need for more power. Of course that would need additional cables to link the 2 together. Mostly it will depend on your own power requirements, if the original suited your needs then maybe one is enough. 
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Also think about the extra weight ment to mention that.
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