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Old 03-31-2012, 03:56 PM   #15
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How much do you require your batteries? Boondock alot, buy new - always plugged into power, then you need enough to activate the trailer brakes if you disconnect in case of an emergency and that's about it!

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Old 04-01-2012, 08:02 AM   #16
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Thanks, everyOne. Finally decided to just bite the bullet and get new batteries and a trickle charger since they installed electricity at our storage unit. I got a charger that desulfates so hopefully this will be a good setup going forward.

Thanks for all the input!

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I just recharged my batteries from winter storage (did pull them out of the trailer) and found a LOT of very helpful information at this web site about batteries, chargers, etc. None of my batteries, chargers, testers, etc. came with anywhere near this level of useful information.

Deep Cycle Battery FAQ

Good luck with your batteries. Mine came up to charge, but I do need to find a way to keep them refreshed during the storage seasons.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:16 AM   #18
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good decision. I am sure there is a lot of good information in this thread. But not mentioned is the fact that batteries are heavy, dirty to fool with and haul back and forth to a charger, and that even if you do all that the batteries are near the end of their life and damaged anyway. Awful easy to slide 2 new ones in there to start with.

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