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Old 04-15-2012, 09:28 PM   #29
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There are a lot of people who go for Lifeline, which is American. Universal. which is Chinese, is a little cheaper. Randy at Best Converter sells them. He is also a good source of information on Inverters and electrical.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:23 AM   #30
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Globie 64,
I purchased two Lifeline GPL-4CT 6 Volt Deep Cycle AGM Batteries from Batteries - Golf Cart - Marine - Deep Cycle - Motorcycle - RV - Powerstride they offer free shipping on all orders over $50. They arrived in about a week. That was the lowest price for that battery that I could find. If you need them overnight, they can do that too, for an additional $875.00 or so. needless to say, I went with the regular free shipping. Hope that helps you when shopping for your batteries.
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Demondeacon3 how is your solar project going? I am thinking about solar panels myself. Prices have dropped quite a bit. How did you arrange the panels on the roof? I was thinking about the grape solar 100 watt panels and putting them sideways on the front part of the roof. Anyway, just seeing how things were progressing. I am pretty satisfied with my 2 AGM batteries. They easily let me dry camp over a weekend and I don't have to be too careful about power usage, but solar would sure be nice.
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Demondeacon3 how is your solar project going? I am thinking about solar panels myself. Prices have dropped quite a bit. How did you arrange the panels on the roof? I was thinking about the grape solar 100 watt panels and putting them sideways on the front part of the roof. Anyway, just seeing how things were progressing. I am pretty satisfied with my 2 AGM batteries. They easily let me dry camp over a weekend and I don't have to be too careful about power usage, but solar would sure be nice.
Sorry, I haven't updated to this thread lately. It was fast and furious trying to get the solar installed and then I've been busy using them.

I ended up with 2 AM Solar 150 watt panels on top. I ran them inline with the trailer between the front and mid roof vents - they just barely fit.

I think I was a bit aggressive on the size, as I ran for 4+ weeks this summer without depleting the batteries any where near 50% of their capacity.
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we got an Iota converter (and some re rewiring) and the lifeline battery. It all seems to be working well, and I hope to add PV panels at some future date. I bought the batteries at Arc Battery in Sausalito, CA, and the guy there was helpful. The most help came from Lewster here on the forum.
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