Caravan Batteries

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:12
ThreadID: 105300 Views:1628 Replies:5 FollowUps:3
This Thread has been Archived
Hi Guys,
I have to replace the caravan batteries, currently using Fullriver DC.
Is there any other brands worth looking at ie. Century
Thanks
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:23

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:23
If you want a fast charging battery – go for a Lifeline.
I have one and charge it at 100 amps, whereas my old Fullriver only had a max charge rate of 20 amps.
AnswerID: 522243

Reply By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:26

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:26
Grant

If your current battery has given you a good run then why not stick to the same brand?

I have a 4 yr old fullriver agm and it still goes well. If I get another 2 yrs I will be happy.

AnswerID: 522244

Follow Up By: Motherhen - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 23:40

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 23:40
We purchased our Fullrivers late in 2008. They are still performing well.

Motherhen
Motherhen

Red desert dreaming

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 803367

Reply By: pop2jocem - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:53

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 12:53
FWIW I know a couple of guys that have the Fullriver brand and seem to be ok so far.
I have 2x 100 AH DC AGM Federal batteries going on 5 years old that get charged from the on board 30 amp Smartcharger which so far (touch wood lol) are all good.
They certainly weren't the cheapest around but most times I have found you get what you pay for.

Cheers
Pop
AnswerID: 522248

Reply By: MEMBER - Darian, SA - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 15:21

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 15:21
I have 3 x AGM DC's in the van - first set were Ritar (supplied by van maker) - now using Century. You, me and most of the rest of humanity will never know if we have chosen a good or an ordinary battery. I simply intend to stay with the mainstream brands and most of all...... look after them ! Fully charged for as much of their life as possible - never discharged beyond the safe limits.
AnswerID: 522257

Reply By: awill4x4 - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 19:39

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 19:39
The 2 X 120 amp/hr Fullriver AGM batteries in my van are only fairly new but when it comes time to replace them I will replace them with Lithium LiFePo4 batteries.
Still pretty new technology in regards to vans but you can get a battery half the size and weight or get one equal to what you have now with twice the power amp/hrs capacity.
Prices are slowly falling but they will be the way of future in my opinion.
Regards Andrew.
AnswerID: 522279

Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 20:55

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 20:55
I have a 200ah LiFePO4 battery. It consists of four 200ah x 3.5v Winston cells. With stainless side strapping and cell connectors plus bolts it weighs 42Kg and is capable of producing 180ah of usable current at no less than 12v. Just unimaginable after having AGM previously. Not cheap and not proven how long it will last but the consensus is up to 20 years. These are the same brand cells used in Prius and others but conditioned differently. The Prius is getting up around 10 years or so now. Cheers,Bob.
0
FollowupID: 803280

Follow Up By: Motherhen - Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 23:39

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 at 23:39
While Grant does not say how many batteries he has, we have four and when these need replacing, I expect it to be cost effective and a significant weight reduction to go to Lithium.

Motherhen
Motherhen

Red desert dreaming

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 803366

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)