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Old 05-02-2014, 02:24 PM   #15
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I have three Blue Tops in the trailer that are good after 2.5 years or so, with a PD9260 charger. The Blue Top I had in the B190 was in good condition 4 or 5 years after I installed it, also using a PD9260 charger.

I know there are other batteries with more amp-hours, but I got mine at a very good price that made it worth it (getting $50 off each one).
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:50 PM   #16
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We went with four Lifeline 6Vdc 300 amp hour batteries for our solar conversion and use a Magnum MS 2812 to manage the batteries. One needs to fine tune the charger to specific values for the target batteriesto enjoy the longest possible service life.
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Pulled the trigger on a Lifeline. found a dealer in Denver, ships it from factory to me. Thanks for the replies!
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:38 PM   #18
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You won't be sorry with Lifeline. I've had mine for 4 years and still going strong like new.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:35 AM   #19
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Pulled the trigger on a Lifeline. found a dealer in Denver, ships it from factory to me. Thanks for the replies!

Hope you did not put too many holes in it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:15 AM   #20
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We have two Lifeline batteries, with a solar panel wired directly to them...absolutely no problems after three+ years.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:41 AM   #21
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Hope you did not put too many holes in it.

That's OK! They STILL won't leak.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:38 PM   #22
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Over the years, I have purchased three Optima Blue Tops for our 2005, 19-foot Bambi.

Optima #1 is eight years old and still going strong.

Optima #2 failed after four years.

Optima #3, which was #2's replacement, is three years old and is still in use.

Our Bambi still has the OEM converter installed, along with a marine battery isolator switch. In storage, shore power is connected 24/7; and the battery switch is set to OFF to prevent overcharging and boiling the batteries dry, and to eliminate phantom drains. Then, once a month, each battery is charged separately using the converter, by selecting it with the battery switch.

Link to post describing installation and use of a marine battery isolation switch:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...ch-109379.html
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