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Old 01-27-2014, 02:36 PM   #1
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House Batt replacement time

Anyone know of any great deals on house batts?? I'm finally going to bite the bullet and replace my old overcharged and "cooked out" originals.

Sam's Club has Energizer brand 208 AH for $85. Originals are 225 AH. Would the difference in 208 and 225 be that much different in amount of usage (down to 50%) before charge is required?? The prices I've found for 225 MH are about $116.

I'm told that no matter what brand you buy they all pretty much come from Mexico and there are only two manufacturers down there.

This is for non-AGM batts of course.

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Old 01-27-2014, 05:08 PM   #2
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curious as why such a short life out of them ,my gtown is a 2011 built in 10 and batteries still seem to be in good condition
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:27 PM   #3
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The more amp hour a battery has the better. As for what flooded battery is better than the other, depends on what an independant review might say. There is plenty of battery advice in these FR forums, so I suggest read up before you make that large purchase.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:39 PM   #4
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I agree more amp hours = better... more plates... not always better. Thicker plates = longer life. I bought mine at walmart.. got their best ones have 24 month free replacement... best I could find. IMHO I would stay away from AMG batteries...OK let the firing begin. Do your own research then decide on that.

key is to keep them charged and not dry... they will last a while
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:10 PM   #5
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Get 6 volt trojans, IMO. As long as you don't run em dry, they will last the longest, AND they are not much more $$$. I don't have them but wish I did. My 6volt Deka's are pretty good to.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:16 PM   #6
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curious as why such a short life out of them ,my gtown is a 2011 built in 10 and batteries still seem to be in good condition
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Coach was not used much before I bought it; sat in a garage for over a year. The batts were being grossly overcharged, outgassing and even boiling liquid out the tops. A real mess.

In short, the the batts were ABUSED!!!

I have already added the more sophisticated control for the Magnum inverter/charger so will be able to control the charging rate going forward.

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Get 6 volt trojans, IMO. As long as you don't run em dry, they will last the longest, AND they are not much more $$$. I don't have them but wish I did. My 6volt Deka's are pretty good to.
garbonz, you've given me good info in the past, so I'll probably go the Trojan brand.

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Old 01-27-2014, 10:03 PM   #8
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I had my overcooked house flooded batteries replaced while coach was at the factory (for unrelated warranty service work) with AGM type batteries. Andy was very patient and accommodated my request. Was expensive but I expect to be very happy with them and don't mind that I may never use my battery water filler again!
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I had my overcooked house flooded batteries replaced while coach was at the factory (for unrelated warranty service work) with AGM type batteries. Andy was very patient and accommodated my request. Was expensive but I expect to be very happy with them and don't mind that I may never use my battery water filler again!
I think you just left FR when I got there last Oct 28. Andy and Warren were telling me about the AGM batteries. I almost went for them but didn't. We had the old controller boil the old batteries twice and had to paint the compartment. Hopefully the new Magnum controller will help avoid that mess. It will be interesting to see how the AGM hold up. Do you have the new or old controller?
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From Trojans website.

http://www.trojanbatteryre.com/Tech_...lood2VRLA.html
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