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    Battery Sale

    Many of you know I have a 35 ft sailboat which has similar systems to our RV trailer. Not all are proponents of lithium and so Iím posting a site a lot of long range cruising sailboats use for batteries. They are having a deep sale on Lifeline

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/life...attery/gpl-4ct
    Donna and Dave
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    2021 Grand Design Imagine 2500RL / Dodge Ram Longhorn 2500 6.4 Hemi
    350 W Newapower Solar: 3000 Victron Inverter/ Charger: Firefly Oasis carbon foam AGM

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    Quote Originally Posted by RV Sailor View Post
    Many of you know I have a 35 ft sailboat which has similar systems to our RV trailer. Not all are proponents of lithium and so I’m posting a site a lot of long range cruising sailboats use for batteries. They are having a deep sale on Lifeline

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/life...attery/gpl-4ct
    Those do have some nice features but geez, they are literally DOUBLE the cost of Trojan T105s.

    https://www.solar-electric.com/trt16vo225ah1.html

    I'd water my four batteries a few times per year and save the $700 for various liquors to water myself.
    Mark - 2018 Solitude 310GK - 2017 F-350 diesel SRW short box - Pullrite Superglide hitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyscout View Post
    Those do have some nice features but geez, they are literally DOUBLE the cost of Trojan T105s.

    https://www.solar-electric.com/trt16vo225ah1.html

    I'd water my four batteries a few times per year and save the $700 for various liquors to water myself.
    Understand ...of the wet cells I’d get Trojans over every other except Rolls - Surette
    Many of us buy the AGM because they are zero maintainence and are in positions , especially on a sailboat you cannot easily reach them, plus they can be stored on their sides maximizes space. Lifelines are the only ones which encourage equalization / de-sulfation

    Very very few wet cells last over 5 years. Even Trojans only warranty for 1 possible pro rate partial for 2 years
    Our last 6- Lifeline 6 volt AGM last 10 years and carried a warranty 1 possible pro rate partial for 5 years.

    So essentially for most you need to replace those Trojans twice for the set of expensive Lifelines. You may get a little longer than most on your Trojans but the average person is lucky to get 5+ years in what I’ve seen. And you never have to do a thing like water them...time saved invaluable.
    Donna and Dave
    Annapolis, Maryland
    2021 Grand Design Imagine 2500RL / Dodge Ram Longhorn 2500 6.4 Hemi
    350 W Newapower Solar: 3000 Victron Inverter/ Charger: Firefly Oasis carbon foam AGM

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