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Deep cyle or cranking batteries?
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We have been wondering about our house batteries ever since our failed attempt at dry camping near Laughlin, NV.  The 8D's are both labeled "Continental".  When I went to the Continental website, I interpreted...

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Looking at Continental Batteries web site, it does appear that they do have  deep cycle batteries in the Continental line.  For example, they handle marine, golf car, and home mobility batteries which are all deep cycle type batteries.  And they...

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  • Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 11:19:19 am by PatC

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For cranking batteries I would use the Deka Dominator, for the house Deka Seamates.  :D

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Hi Jeff, For house batteries you can't beat "Glass Mat" type, I prefer the brand "Lifeline" they are very expensive as compared to regular "wet cell" batteries, however they are lighter in weight, have a longer life, and have better duty cycle...

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  • Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 05:13:41 pm by Gerry

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Jeff & Suzanne,

We have been very pleased with our AGM battereis from Interstate.  We dealt with their Lake Zurich, IL facility.  But for 3 batteries you will be looking at something on the order of $2200. ARe you guys still back in Illinois?

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Thanks all for the battery input. . .we know what we want for house batteries. . .the ones we have now came with the coach; and we aren't sure if the previous owner put in cranking batteries by mistake.  The question arose when our "new" (as...

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For some good info on electric go www.poopsheetsbyphred.com
Bill W.

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Glass Mat and AGM are the same thing.  If having a hard time finding them, check at a airport base operater/sales office.  You will often find Lifeline batteries being sold by them because they don't leak when upside down. like a airplane...

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poopsheetsbywho? Can't get anything to come up.


For some good info on electric go www.poopsheetsbyphred.com
Bill W.


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phred wrote articles for Escapees magazine for over 20 years
google 'poop sheets by phred'
http://www.phrannie.org/phredex.html

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There is a lot of conjecture regarding batteries and especially deep cycle batteries.
Opinions abound regarding the best battery for boondocking.
We have boondocked 80% or more each year for the last ten years.
Batteries are very important to us and...

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Some boondockers swear by Trojan 6 volt golf cart batteries.  If you have multiple 8D batteries and can hook up the 6V Trojans in parallel and series then that might work very well provided that you can keep water in them.  My personal experience...

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