Three things that degrade RV batteries and how to avoid them

When you buy an RV battery, you do so in the hope that it will last for years to come. After all, RV batteries are a major investment. However, there are some factors that can affect battery life. Learn more about three key factors that impact RV battery life and steps you can take to extend yours.


One of the most significant influences on the performance of an RV battery is temperature – a car battery, for example, has an average life of 37 months in the most extreme climates. To keep your battery performing at a high standard, try to avoid taking road trips in hot weather as this puts more pressure on your battery. Travelling at cooler times of the year, or even just avoiding the hottest part of the day, will keep your battery’s performance consistent over the long term.

Unclean terminals

Over time, residue can build up on the terminals of your battery. This in itself isn’t a serious issue and doesn’t mean you’re doing anything wrong with the battery – it’s completely natural. However, it’s important to clean them regularly to keep your battery operating efficiently. Plus, cleaner terminals place less strain on the battery, so it’s bound to last longer. Ultimately, regular cleaning, which is easy enough to do, will ensure your RV battery lasts for a long time, saving you money on replacements.


RV batteries eventually lose their efficiency and ability to hold a charge as a simple matter of course. As with the majority of technology, when an RV battery’s physical components start to corrode and become inefficient, a replacement is a necessity. However, the prior steps will help to keep the battery in good working order for longer, preventing you from having to buy replacements regularly.

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If you’re interested in high-quality RV batteries that last, get in touch with the Lifeline Batteries team today and find out about our range of RV and marine batteries.