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Old 03-16-2013, 10:07 PM   #15
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Just looking through the thread after checking out some expensive batteries. I think I'll save the money and go with a simple deep cycle marine battery. I'll worry more about upgrading the charging system. Thanks.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:02 AM   #16
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70 amp hours for $126. AGM. No shipping.

eBay Item #: 130828227694

Is this a good deal?
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:18 AM   #17
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70 amp hours for $126. AGM. No shipping.

eBay Item #: 130828227694

Is this a good deal?
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I would say no...go with a dedicated Marine/RV battery.

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Old 03-19-2013, 08:28 AM   #18
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70 amp hours for $126. AGM. No shipping.

eBay Item #: 130828227694

Is this a good deal?
70 amp hours is low, but so is the price. If this is a good deal depends on your use.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #19
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70 amp hours for $126. AGM. No shipping.

eBay Item #: 130828227694

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Well it's a good deal if that is the size of the pair of batteries you need for your scooter (I searched a while to find a pair for $124 for my father's scooter). 2 35 amp hour batteries are rather small for an RV. You would want a minimum of 70 amp hour each, unless your not doing much if any boondocking.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:05 PM   #20
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So what is the best deal for AGM batteries? I suppose you can buy more to the amount of amp hours you need. What makes a RV or marine battery better?
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:02 PM   #21
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What makes a RV or marine battery better?
Well you need to pay attention to what kind of marine battery, there are 3 types;
1 marine cranking
2 marine combined cranking/deep cycle
3 marine deep cycle

You want a RV or marine deep cycle battery, the deep cycle batteries are designed for low amp draw, for long and deep discharge (deep discharge then charge is a "cycle" and where they get the name deep cycle).
As in run the lights, radio, ect.... for several hours to several days then charge.

Golf cart batteries are also deep cycle and work good to except most golf cart batteries are 6V and you need 2 in series to get 12V.

The cranking batteries are designed for high amp draw, short discharge.
As in start the engine then charge.

The combined cranking/deep cycle are a compromise and not best at either.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #22
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What battery do you all suggest for a trailer with a solar panel on top? We have a 2006 28 ft. International.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:01 PM   #23
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Phmhhoward: there should be a controller in circuit when solar is involved to keep the battery topped off but not 'cooking' from over-charging. What size is the panel, and what controller do you have already?
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I was wondering about the Optima batteries. Not sure if I followed you completely but did you have to upgrade or change your charging system? I do have 145W of solar so no problem there but am concerned about charging the AGM's when plugged in or using my generator(s).
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I also need to buy a new deep cycle battery for my 1990 Excella 29' and some 27 series batteries will fit into the battery box. I still have my original univolt from 1990, so I am wondering if it is compatible with the AGM batteries that are being offered.
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I also need to buy a new deep cycle battery for my 1990 Excella 29' and some 27 series batteries will fit into the battery box. I still have my original univolt from 1990, so I am wondering if it is compatible with the AGM batteries that are being offered.
I am not sure if there is a significant difference between a 90 Univolt and the single phase Univolt of the 70s I am more familiar with. The 70's Univolt was a battery boiler that was not compatable with any batteries compared to new 3 phase converters.
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I also need to buy a new deep cycle battery for my 1990 Excella 29' and some 27 series batteries will fit into the battery box. I still have my original univolt from 1990, so I am wondering if it is compatible with the AGM batteries that are being offered.
I am not an expert on the subject but I have experience with the univolt supplied as original equipment on our 1992 Classic. The univolt would boil our batteries dry if we were not careful and it was very loud (hum). I suspect the constant-on mode of the univolt is not suitable for AGM batteries.

We replaced the univolt with a more modern converter made/sold by WFCo. and that worked much better and it lasted about 10 years. The WFCo. unit has now been replaced with an Intellisense unit.

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I don't have a name to give you but my Airstream dealer just installed 4 79amp hour AGM's. They were about half the price of Lifeline batteries. Time will tell if they hold up. I also added another solar panel for a total of 300W. This to go along with a 1000W inverter.
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