What is the best battery for your caravan?

By Julia Freeman

Caravan batteries are very different to car batteries. They are specially designed to supply currents of just a few amps for longer periods of time and can also be discharged/recharged many times.

How long should a caravan battery last?

This will depend on several key factors including mileage, use, and weight of the vehicle. On average, you should be looking at between five and 10 years.

What different types of caravan battery are there?

There are a vast range of caravan batteries available. They use different technologies. The most prevalent include:

  • Open Lead Acid Leisure Batteries

  • Sealed Lead Acid Leisure Batteries

  • AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) Leisure Batteries

  • Gel Leisure Batteries

  • Lead Crystal Leisure Batteries

  • Lithium LiFePO4 leisure batteries

Who makes caravan batteries?

Some of the most popular manufacturers of caravan batteries include Bosch, Varta, Platinum, Banner, Betta Batteries, Leoch, Exide, Relion, Valence and Xplorer.

What are some of the best caravan batteries available?

Platinum 12V 100AH LB6110L Deep Cycle Leisure Marine Battery

This battery is NCC verified & approved and is ideal for all types of Leisure & Marine auxiliary use. It is top lid sealed for enhanced safety and it is maintenance free thanks to the Advance Calcium+ alloy technology. It comes with a 3 year warranty, weighs approximately 25Kg and has a capacity of 100Ah.

Platinum AGM Plus Leisure Battery 12V 100Ah AGMLB6110L

This 12V battery has a capacity of 100Ah, and is ideal for 2-4 berth leisure vehicles. It offers power and longevity at a great price. It has impressive deep cycle capabilities courtesy of the thick plate construction. This helps extend its lifecycle, and also gives extra resistance to shocks/vibrations. This is a NCC Class A battery.

Numax LV22MF Leisure Battery 12v 75Ah

This low-cost 12V battery has a capacity of 75Ah and is NCC verified. It weighs 20Kg and offers excellent performance and value for money.

SuperBatt 12V 120AH Deep Cycle Leisure Marine Battery DT120

This standard lead-acid battery is maintenance-free yet is able to give out an impressive 800 cranking Amps (CCA) which is more than adequate to start most diesel engines. It comes with a 2-year warranty.

Protyre tyre options

All Protyre garages have a range of tyres to suit various vehicles. This selection includes premium tyres from major brands such as Pirelli and Michelin, mid-priced options from the likes of GT Radial and Sumitomo, and even low-budget options from manufacturers such as Ovation, Runway, and Autogrip.

Free vehicle checks

Did you know that Protyre garages offer a number of free vehicle checks including brake checks, suspension checks, alignment checks, air conditioning system checks, and tyre checks?
 
These checks can be booked online or over the phone. The first thing to do is use our search function to find the nearest Protyre garages to you – all you have to do is enter your postcode. Once you have found the most convenient location for you to visit, you can book the check online or give the garage a call on the number provided. Our tyre professionals will also be happy to give advice should you need additional help.

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By Julia Freeman
Julia is Head of Retail Marketing for Protyre and loves engaging with customers and the business as a whole to make sure Protyre is more than just a local garage.
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