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Old 07-25-2014, 04:50 PM   #1
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Trojan vs US battery?

Interested in feed back on which brand might be better than the other?
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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I have had very good luck with US batteries. I can not compare the 2 as I have never had a Trojan.
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Old 07-26-2014, 08:38 AM   #3
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Unfortunately there is no real definitive place to get emperical data on deep cycle batteries .In general though, the heavier the battery within your group, the more likely the battery will perform. It's even difficult to determine performance between users, because of the different battery loads placed on each battery (i.e. boondocking vs. Jellystone Pk)

I suggest you read up on deep cycle batteries, as there is excellent advice on how they function and proper maintenance.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:25 PM   #4
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I replaced my Trojan T-105 batteries after eleven years with new Trojans. They still worked fine, but I was going on a long, expensive trip and didn't want to push my luck with eleven year old batteries.

I have never used US batteries.

I use a four stage Progressive Dynamics converter to keep them properly charged.
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Old 07-27-2014, 02:44 PM   #5
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You will not beat a Trojan battery, the difference is the cost, IMO they are the best on the market. But very expensive. It up to you but like I said they are the best that I have found. It is also depends on what kinda of camping you do. Boondocking nothing better, CG any true deep cycle would do. Or even interstate duel will work well for many years.
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:46 PM   #6
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You should read Trojan's response to USB's claims.
http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/The...%20Battery.pdf

Based on this and Trojan's long history of quality and customer satisfaction...I'd give the edge to Trojan. Probably hard to go wrong with either brand though! I like the EastPenn/Deka's myself in a 12V for value/performance. Marine Master batteries that have DC in the model # are their true deep cycle models...Avoid those with DP (dual purpose) in the model number.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:20 PM   #7
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Ouch. USB batteries seem a little snake oilish...
Anyone use them?
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:49 PM   #8
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I installed 4 US batteries and a single point watering system. They are performing great and keeps our residential fridge cold while traveling. Most batteries will perform well if you maintain them properly.
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:03 PM   #9
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Most batteries will perform well if you maintain them properly.
Bingo!
BTW...what watering system are you using and are you happy with it or does it have some downside?
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Bingo!
BTW...what watering system are you using and are you happy with it or does it have some downside?
Pro-Fill system. Works great, just place the hose in a gallon of distilled water and pump until bulb is hard.
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John, try Canadian Energy (formerly Battery Direct) Canadian Energy | Renewable Energy Suppliers & Battery Suppliers in Calgary or in Medicine Hat when you're in the area, Shayne upgraded the battery bank in our trailer and installed a Xantrex SW 3012 for us.

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Old 07-27-2014, 10:51 PM   #12
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Pro-Fill system. Works great, just place the hose in a gallon of distilled water and pump until bulb is hard.
Thanks...will put it on the shopping list for my new baby!
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