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Posted: 09/18/21 05:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I misinterpreted your original post. I thought the whole upgrade was $250.
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All said it was close to $800 total and that was just for regular flooded, not even AGM.
That's crazy


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Scam proofing

Demand a detailed list of exactly what their work will cover. Just writing "larger wire" is a scam. "Install 12 feet of 2 gauge wire from charger to batteries" is considered in detail.
A service writer can complete a detailed pro forma invoice in 5 minutes.

If they decline to do a pro forma invoice, then you have gold-plated proof you are being scammed. They can use hundreds of reasons for denial. Every last one of them is 100% B.S.

I must have completed 400 pro forma invoices in my 40 years of work. I had numbered special invoices titled PRO FORMA INVOICE

Keep in mind, the addition of a large DC to AC power inverter will demand huge cabling. But this is an add-on.

If you plan to keep your rig for at least 6 years, it may justify purchasing the sole deep cycle AGM brand on the market CONCORDE LIFELINE. You would be paying for a vastly increased number of battery cycles.

But it comes at a cost: You have to follow Concorde's maintenance instructions.

Myself, if I were in your shoes and decided to use expensive AGM batteries I would have just two chargers aboard. A Power Max 100-amp model, voltage hard set at 14.4

And a two or three amp temperature compensated battery maintenance charger.

Unless a battery is sitting at 110F permitting 14.4 volt charging for as long as five days 24 hours a day will not hurt a good quality AGM battery. So maintenance is not complicated like the recipe for baking a cake.

Charging correctly is simple. Let 14.4 volts rip until charging amperage drops to almost 0. In the case of a 100 amp hour AGM, the number is 1/2 ampere. Then switch to the maintenance charger.

Reminds me to go charge my Lifeline that has not seen a charger in almost 2 years.

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Well, we went to sign.

Of course they tried to sell us GAP and extended warranties, which we declined. They honored their agreed upon pricing and we will receive it on Tuesday.

I'll just upgrade the batteries myself at some point, but for now we'll try to make the 2 24's work.

Thanks all for the help!

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ApexAZ wrote:

Well, we went to sign.

Of course they tried to sell us GAP and extended warranties, which we declined. They honored their agreed upon pricing and we will receive it on Tuesday.
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I'll just upgrade the batteries myself at some point, but for now we'll try to make the 2 24's work.

Thanks all for the help!


Two 24s will be fine for now. When you get your bigger batteries you'll need bigger battery boxes if they are in boxes. Then simply note how the old batteries are connected and connect the new ones the same way. Only reason you would have to change the way the batteries are connected is if you go with two 6 volt batteries.

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Don't BattlerBorns fit in a Group 24 box?

Enjoy,

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PerryB67 wrote:

Don't BattlerBorns fit in a Group 24 box?

Enjoy,

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They might, but those are lithium only, yes? I didn't see any AGM types on their site.

I am unsure if I want to spend that much $, but maybe in the future.

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