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Old 04-05-2015, 11:04 PM   #21
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:15 PM   #22
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This place has the best prices on batteries I've seen. Jerry
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Old 04-06-2015, 06:58 AM   #23
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Been my experience UPS ships wet cell batteries. The boxes are clearly marked hazmat and the box orientation arrow is on all 4 sides.

I have ordered acids and lye and had no issues as well.
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:32 AM   #24
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I've tried all and any you can think of, my recommendation is 2 6v acid batteries with at least a 230ah rating. They last for years, give great service and all the money you save can never be gotten back. Yea they all brag but unless you're engineer the entire system you won't beat the service you get from 2 6 volt golf cart batteries! Don't believe me call some of the manufacturers and see what they tell you.

And that's just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:59 AM   #25
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I've tried all and any you can think of, my recommendation is 2 6v acid batteries with at least a 230ah rating. They last for years, give great service and all the money you save can never be gotten back. Yea they all brag but unless you're engineer the entire system you won't beat the service you get from 2 6 volt golf cart batteries! Don't believe me call some of the manufacturers and see what they tell you.

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You're right...if all goes well...ya can't beat 6Volts. Problem is....all doesn't go well sometimes and you end up with one good battery that can't run your coach. The best foolproof way is a pair of 2 12V true deep cycles...then if one fails...the trip can go on.
If you're doing a 4 battery system...then 2 pairs of 6V give the best performance and no worries about redundancy.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:07 AM   #26
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Be careful buying from Amazon. I've heard horror stories about warranties not being covered on the high end batteries. Apparantly Amazon is not considered an authorized dealer. (Have heard this from others, I have no experience with this situation)
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:11 AM   #27
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Be careful buying from Amazon. I've heard horror stories about warranties not being covered on the high end batteries. Apparantly Amazon is not considered an authorized dealer. (Have heard this from others, I have no experience with this situation)
Interesting. I would have thought it would show up in a review.
Amazon has been awesome refunding money for any item I was unsatisfied with and in one case got my money back AND gave me a gift card for the same amount!
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:56 AM   #28
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Been my experience UPS ships wet cell batteries. The boxes are clearly marked hazmat and the box orientation arrow is on all 4 sides.

I have ordered acids and lye and had no issues as well.
Thanks, good to know that.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:19 PM   #29
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I was thinking wet cell, those I think can't be shipped due to a possible leakage of acid I would assume. Didn't know you meant AGM's. Just sayin'
Just saying...the link I supplied in the first message was for WET batteries and they do ship via UPS ground. In fact, while in Moab, talked with a friend who runs an auto shop and all his batteries, wet or agm are shipped via UPS ground to his shop. If I was still in Moab, I would have just ordered the batts from him, but no longer there.

I guess I started a good discussion, but still wondering if anyone has dealt with the place I referenced in my first post. Their prices seemed to be very good.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:25 PM   #30
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Wanted to stay with wet batteries since my popup has the cheapest converter made and not sure if AGM would be ok. One of my Deka has a bad cell, so needed to replace both. Wanted to try Trojan.

atbatt will not ship UPS only via truck. So, I might go ahead and try the place I noted since their prices if very similar.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:46 PM   #31
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UPS RULES ON WET BATTERIES

How to safely pack and ship batteries
Effective February 6, 2015
Types of batteries (cont.)
Wet Batteries (UN2794 and UN2795) — Not accepted in UPS
small package services; permitted in UPS Air Freight and
UPS Ground Freight
These batteries are commonly used in cars, electric wheel
-chairs, forklifts, some continuous computer power sources and
other applications. They contain highly corrosive acid or alkali
and can cause fires from short circuit. All terminals must be
protected against short circuit, and the batteries packaged and
tested according to
49 CFR 173.159
for U.S. shipments, or
IATA
Section 5, Packing Instruction 870
. Note that air shipments must
include an acid- or alkali-proof liner, or include supplementary
packaging with sufficient strength and adequate seals to prevent
leakage of electrolyte fluid in the event of spillage (see Figs. 1 and
2). Applicable shipping paper/Declarations for Dangerous Goods
requirements must be met
http://www.ups.com/media/news/en/pac..._batteries.pdf
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:48 PM   #32
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While Amazon Prime has free shipping on all its AGM batteries, even some wet acid batteries have free shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/Trojan-T105-RE...0KRE7EPB7ZVQGH

Even battery electrolyte can be shipped free:

http://www.amazon.com/WPS-Non-Sealed...s=battery+acid
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