12 Vault batteries for Caravans

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 12:13
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I need to replace the batt in my van and I am contemplating a 130 AH AGM dry fit deep cycle batt.
I do not know the brand name so any comments greatly appreciated

Allan
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Reply By: Ron N - Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 12:25

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 12:25
Allan - I've used Sonnenschein (German for "sunshine"), and they are very good - but very heavy, because of their calcium-lead construction. They weigh double the weight of a standard lead-acid battery for the same amp-hr rating.
I don't think you can get away from the "excessive weight" problem with deep-cycle batteries.

http://www.sonnenschein.org/

Cheers - Ron.
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Follow Up By: energy marty - Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 14:03

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 14:03
We find the Fullriver 120Ah deep cycle is one of the most popular on the market, dimensions are 331 x 175 x 214 and weigh in at 36kg.

You can pick them up for around the $340 mark

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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 13:59

Saturday, Apr 21, 2012 at 13:59
the last Sonneschein I had was over ten years old as an auxilary battery in the troopy, very good battery but as has been said quite heavy.
The last few years I've been using AGM's from All Purpose Batteries in western Sydney, good prices on both their "own" brand as well as Fullriver's etc, very prompt with shipping at good prices considering the weights involved.
They have an ebay shop too.http://stores.ebay.com.au/ALL-PURPOSE-BATTERIES-ONLINE?_trksid=p4340.l2563

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