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Old 03-11-2014, 09:46 PM   #11
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Anyone use interstate batteries? That is what our dealer put on our new 2014 233s? Hoping it holds up well.
An Interstate came on my '14 Flagstaff 27BESS. Only went out once after we picked up the trailer, and I've had it in the garage over the winter. It's fully charged right now and waiting for the camper to come out of storage next month.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:56 PM   #12
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Interstates are made by Johnson Controls which is a large supplier for Walmart & Sams among others. As far as I know...only their 6V batteries are a true deep cycle configuration and the rest are either dual purpose or start batteries.
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Old 03-12-2014, 06:56 PM   #13
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Dave, there is a golf cart guy in the Peterborough area that carries some Trojan products. http://cartguy.ca/collections/electric-parts-battery

He may be able to get you a 12V model Trojan.

And there is a place in Bowmanville on Baseline Rd. called Clarington Battery that specializes in solar equipment. They may have DEKA batteries.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:50 PM   #14
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Just got 4 US Battery 125 XC2 6 volts. Great price and 242 amp hours...
$108 ea...
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Old 03-13-2014, 06:50 AM   #15
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Just got 4 US Battery 125 XC2 6 volts. Great price and 242 amp hours...
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Nice

That's 484Ah wired in series/parallel.
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That's 484Ah wired in series/parallel.
Yes, that is correct. Added a single point watering system too!
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Dave, there is a golf cart guy in the Peterborough area that carries some Trojan products. Electric Parts - Battery | Cartguy.ca Golf Cart Dealer Ontario Canada

He may be able to get you a 12V model Trojan.

And there is a place in Bowmanville on Baseline Rd. called Clarington Battery that specializes in solar equipment. They may have DEKA batteries.
Thanks - I'll follow up with both and see!
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Old 03-13-2014, 07:58 AM   #18
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Added a single point watering system too!

That's the way to go with four batteries.

I reviewed the tech sheet for your batteries. I'd seriously look at US Battery to replace my Trojans when needed a few years from now. Especially at that price! The company also does a really nice job covering how to charge (better than most brands IMO).

One thing to keep in mind : My trailer's WFCO converter can provide only 14.4 Vdc in bulk mode and only hits that number occasionally. Like your batteries, Trojan requires more volts (14.8) in bulk (your tech sheet shows 14.7 as the requirement in bulk). I occasionally use a separate charger to do a complete charge because of it.
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That's the way to go with four batteries.

I reviewed the tech sheet for your batteries. I'd seriously look at US Battery to replace my Trojans when needed a few years from now. Especially at that price! The company also does a really nice job covering how to charge (better than most brands IMO).

One thing to keep in mind : My trailer's WFCO converter can provide only 14.4 Vdc in bulk mode and only hits that number occasionally. Like your batteries, Trojan requires more volts (14.8) in bulk (your tech sheet shows 14.7 as the requirement in bulk). I occasionally use a separate charger to do a complete charge because of it.
Yes, Sir! I will undo the parallel circuit and use a real good 12 volt deep battery charger on the two pair in series! Looking at installing solar panels and controller for long term storage! Just haven't decided what is the best route with that!
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I wound up buying a East Penn Deka DC31DP battery - hopefully I'm happy with it, I'll see in couple of weeks.

Interestingly, East Penn told me that they manufacture batteries (and brand label) for both Carquest and UAP.

I'm not sure if this is Canada only or includes USA.

I thought I would pass on the comments for those interested.
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