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Offline keith@kld.com.au

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Second Battery on Trailer
« on: June 21, 2014, 06:00:29 PM »
Hi All
I am looking at 2 new batteries for the trailer, my research so far suggests Optima Yellow Batteries are very good. Either D75/25 or D34/78.
I was wondering if anyone has any experience with these batteries or maybe there is a better solution out there.
I would welcome any thoughts you have, and were to buy them.
regards Keith

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Re: Second Battery on Trailer
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 08:00:05 PM »
Hi Keith, have a look at the Fullriver battery range, made in USA .I have 3 and so far very happy with their performance. We purchased ours online from Batteries Direct and they're usually very good quick with delivery.  TrackTrailer are also using them in Tvans.  Cheers Roy
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Offline The Hueys

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Re: Second Battery on Trailer
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 04:38:38 PM »
Fullriver batteries are made in China, but they are still a very good quality battery. Perhaps some are American that I don't know about but I'm fairly sure they are all Chinese.

Most people I've spoken to with Optima's swear by them.
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Re: Second Battery on Trailer
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2014, 08:52:54 AM »
mine does the same I am exploring putting a gas.strut under the lower limb. This would help the tension over the kitchen side and alow the roof to have less weight on the non tensioned side, thoughts would be welcomed,
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Re: Second Battery on Trailer
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2014, 09:19:38 AM »
We have 3 yellow top Optimas in the family, 2 are working very well, Optima claim the 75ah ones are equivalent to over 100ah of other types because they can be discharged to a lower level without harm. I killed one of ours (it was 6 years old) on our recent Cape York trip because a battery cable shorted to chassis by rubbing on a screw, cables are now better insulated and routed!

I find the low internal resistance and fast recharge helps the solar panels to push out higher current than the gel and flooded types, very helpful when sunshine is limited.

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