Blog, 25th Anniversary

Don’t Overlook Your RV Batteries When Planning the Next Tailgate Party

Regardless of the venue or attraction, from football to racing, chances are you plan out every detail of your tailgate parties to ensure you and your friends have a great experience. Tailgaters using a Recreational Vehicle (RV) need to take into consideration where they will park, as well as what appliances and conveniences they will need to bring, and, most importantly, what food and beverages to serve. Arranging a great tailgate party takes into account food storage and preparation as well as pre-event entertainment on TV. With so many things to keep in mind, it’s important not to overlook your source of power. RV batteries are responsible for not only starting the engine but also helping to operate all the onboard electronics that are used for things like climate control, cooking, lighting, amusement and even charging cell phones.

ODYSSEY® batteries, engineered with proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, provide massive starting power with engine cranking pulses up to 2,700 amps for five seconds, which is double that of equally sized conventional lead acid batteries. The rugged, Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) construction and non-spillable design of ODYSSEY® batteries protect against high-impact shock and vibration, helping to provide longer service life. They are also virtually maintenance-free, with no watering or changing required, and offer slower self-discharge rates, less internal corrosion and faster recharging than alternative batteries. Always be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for battery care and handling and direct any questions to your battery professional.

Tailgating is more fun if you don’t have to worry about having enough power for appliances, music and other comforts that make parties memorable. ODYSSEY® batteries are designed to deliver trustworthy and long-lasting service to enhance the overall user experience.

This year, EnerSys® marks 25 years of ODYSSEY® battery production. To follow the ODYSSEY® battery 25th Anniversary journey, visit our website at or connect with us on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook by using the hashtag #MYODYSSEY.


EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies and numerous applications. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles requiring stored energy solutions. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the recent NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries, which are sold across all three lines of business. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at