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Old 06-25-2008, 10:43 PM   #1
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odyssey batteries

anyone had any experience with these batteries? thanks
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Old 06-25-2008, 11:10 PM   #2
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Odyssey batteries...

Odyssey Drycell Batteries

Not to be confused with, Optima batteries:

Optima Products

The Odyssey units are VERY expensive, and not what one would normally find in an RV, although they would work great...You could probably save some money by using another brand of AGM battery, however. Odysseys are used in many special applications that can justify the high unit costs.

I would NOT recommend Optima deep cycle batteries for RV service, due to their small amp hour capacity...55 AH for the 10 inch long version...regular flooded cell, group 24, 10 inch deep cycle batteries have a rating of about 90 AH. Regular AGM group 24, 10 inch sealed batteries are rated around 72 AH...Odyssey doesn't list their AH ratings for the 10 inch battery, but based on the CCA rating, I would guess it's about 75-80 AHs.
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I have an Odyssey battery, and I love it. I bought it specifically because it is completely sealed and doesn't need to be vented, so I could squeeze it into a corner under the gaucho.

I bought it from a local family-owned RV shop and they said they had tried them out in their own RVs and boats, and were really happy with them. I decided to splurge on it since it was the last piece of the big restoration a couple years ago, and it was the only battery I could find that was truly completely sealed, which was important since it was going to be under the head of the bed. It did cost about $200.

See, nothing's too expensive to be found in an Airstream...
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I have used them in my autos for three years and my Airstream for 1.5 yrs.. Very pleased with them.
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Odyssey makes a nice battery, but I prefer LIFELINE AGMs
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