Hi all. Thx for the help with my previous question re: 6v battery selection
So I went ahead and bought the Trojan T-105's mostly because of reputation, the shop (Rocky's in Edmonton, awesome btw) matched the price, and they were a bit shorter than the Crown's and fit my battery box better.
Question is around charging. In looking at the specsheet for the T-105's I saw they specify a 14.8 volt absorption charge. Is there really any noticeable difference to be seen in capacity or lifespan by going to the extra trouble of increasing to 14.8? I believe most chargers are probably 14 or so volts at this stage. Thoughts?
Not familiar with the crowns, so my nod goes to the T105's. I picked mine up at Rocky's Battery in Edmonton and they were good enough to make up a very professional battery interconnect as well as throw in a carrying strap. I have bought 4 T105 from them in the past 10 years. If you have a business I believe they offer a commercial discount.
Thx, I've dealt with Rocky's before and they were the ones recommending the crowns, BatteryWorld had the Trojans. All the positive comments on the T105's are pretty hard to disregard, their rep is pretty stout.
Hi, I'm going to be picking up 2 new 6v deep cycles to replace a pair of old group 27's for my camper battery bank. Charging will be mainly solar, 230watt panel with morningstar 15mppt controller. From the brands I have available locally I've narrowed the choice down to Crown CR-235 vs Trojan T-105 with the Crown's being about $10 cheaper per battery.
It seems that Trojan has the better reputation and brand recognition, but the Crown's are rated at 10 Ah more and are marginally cheaper. Which would you choose?
Thx in advance
Glad someone beat me to it re the frontal area. That makes all the difference in the world between 2100# of boat and 2100# of travel trailer. I am getting the feeling that the OP is looking for support in this decision and not finding it.
OP, please understand that folks on the forum have been around a long time, have seen or heard most and are only offering suggestions based on their knowledge. We may not be perfect, but usually pretty much right on with the opinions. If you have already made up your mind to go with this combo, we all wish you the best and safest travels. If you're after solid advice, please take it in the spirit it's intended.
One member often said, "I can pull my 23SS with my garden tractor, but it doesn't mean I should". Wisdom.
From your signature
2003 F-150 supercrew tow rating 7700lb
Rockwood 2604 gvwr 7714lb
2004 chevy venture
curb weight 3699 (gvwr 5257, couldn't find gcvwr)
14 foot kz sportmen
gvwr 2800 (unloaded 2126)
hitch wt 323
I wouldn't push it too much, but you should be well within all your specs with this trailer. I think you'll find the minivan makes a very good tow vehicle.