How Long Do RV Batteries Last

If you’re wondering how long RV batteries last, the answer is one to two years on average – if you’re talking about conventional lead acid batteries. If that doesn’t seem like a long time, you’re right. In fact, it’s a ridiculously low number. That’s why you need to buy an ODYSSEY® battery from EnerSys®. Our products can last up to ten years and deliver twice the cranking power of traditional lead acid batteries. When you choose us, you can rest easy. All your electronic devices and appliances will have the power they need to run for hours, so you can get as far away from civilization as your Recreational Vehicle (RV) will take you.

Why Do Most RV Batteries Fail So Quickly?

How Long Do RV Batteries LastIt’s not at all uncommon for a conventional lead acid RV battery to fail much earlier than it should and having to replace them can get expensive, really quickly.

Why is this the case? One contributing factor is the loads that are placed on batteries. Many of today’s RVs are packed with all of the modern conveniences – regular ovens, microwave ovens, refrigerators, televisions and many others. On top of that, people will also travel with desktop and laptop computers and tablets, and they’ll also need to charge their smartphones. All of these items, of course, need energy – a lot of energy, in most cases – to work. Even a coffee maker can draw a lot of current.

Making things even more challenging is the fact that many devices use AC current. This can drain a battery very quickly. When you consider that RVs have electronic outlets, the demands can soon become too much for a standard battery to handle.

How We Solve the Problem

ODYSSEY® batteries contain technology that can support all the loads an RV can demand and do so repeatedly. This is known as Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) battery technology, and it’s the main reason our batteries are far superior to any other RV battery on the market. Our batteries are optimized for high load demands.

We don’t make this claim lightly – we’ve put our ODYSSEY® batteries through extremely harsh tests to help ensure they can hold up in the most demanding environments. The typical battery might support an average RV load demand for a little less than seven hours. ODYSSEY® batteries can do so for more than 14 hours.

How does TPPL play into this endurance? All lead acid batteries contain lead plates. These plates provide a battery with its power. Since our plates are thinner, we can fit more inside. The more plates in a battery, the more power it will have. This is a simplistic way to explain why our batteries are so powerful, but you get the gist.

ODYSSEY® batteries can handle the heavy demands associated with RV loads and multiple engine starts, on-board electronics, auxiliary power and more. While other batteries will fail, ours will continue to perform day in and day out.

When you think of the answer to the question, “How long do RV batteries last?” you now know that there are two answers. There are regular batteries, and then there are ODYSSEY® batteries from EnerSys®. If you would like to make a purchase or learn more, we invite you to use our online contact form.