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Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Vlad The Impaler, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Vlad The Impaler

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    I would choose the Lucas from those two
    1. dedicated leisure battery, not trying to be a starter as well
    2. known Brand
    3. almost twice the cycles 500 as opposed to 300 with the semi traction
    Geo
     
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    Agree with Geo, no contest :thumb:
     
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    certainly the Lucas batteries as better quality with 3 year warranty and near double the duty cycles available
     
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    There is no such thing as a marine battery. If you see a marine label on a battery it is simply words and may as well say Mickey Mouse.

    Not my words... read this article then decide.. don't be taken in by makers claims of cycles and deep discharge capability, watch the term leisure / deep cycle as it simply does not exist.... buy the cheapest FLAs .. 'bang for your buck' you won't go wrong.

    Warranties are not worth the paper they are printed on, and even if the maker accepts your claim you will only get a pro rata discount on a replacement .. ie, a 3year warrant battery fails after two years you may get a third off a replacement .. I say 'may' as they will certainly dispute your claim claiming you abused it.. try proving otherwise....
     
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    Am with Jim on this. Get the cheapest possible and dont allow to deep discharge. Thats what kills em. Unless of course you are prepared to pay mega bucks for proper traction batteries.
     
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    Also with Jim :thumb:
    I did get my starter battery for the truck from our local spares shop,(Handy at the time) a Bosch and they GTee for 5 yrs straight replacement IE not half off a new battery after 2 1/2 yrs etc :thumb:
    That's if I ever remember where I put the g tee :BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    Which is what we did after our experience of Lucas batteries and their warrenty:Angry:
     
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    best person I now to talk to about batteries is Jon (jonandshell) as he is a forktruck mechanic, not much he doesnt know and prob knows where you can get some proper traction batteries. Seeing him later so i will mention it to him
     
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    Jon recommends Dyno batteries. I have just bought 2 x 130 ah (30 XHS/ 30 TMX) from easystart batteries. The also do a 115ah which is the 30HH. They are the importer so can provide the best price.
     
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