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Offline AsH_

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Replacing batteries in mk3 2011
« on: October 22, 2018, 07:16:29 PM »
Im replacing both batteries in my tvan and not sure which to go for.

I hear a lot about full river dc batteries. Ive attached a screenshot of one i found. Is this tje correct for a deep cycle?

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Re: Replacing batteries in mk3 2011
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 07:21:25 PM »
Or this?

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Re: Replacing batteries in mk3 2011
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2018, 07:18:19 AM »
Hi Ash, definitely go the full river mate. I also have a 2011 Tvan and just replaced the original battery's this year with new Fullriver 105 units.

Big hint - while the batteries are out take the time to really clean the inside and out side of the battery box. Once cleaned apply some good black gal paint. Once dried put a truck load of silicone around the entire box inside and out. Make sure you it a lot around the cable entry at the rear of the box both inside and out and around all the rivets on the inside of your rear wheel arch. Let it all dry and then check it for leaks with a hose.

Also take the time to make a good strap to lift the new battery in and out. Finally place some vibration rubber under your battery and some pieces of normal rubber down the sides to stop the battery rubbing on the rivets.

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Re: Replacing batteries in mk3 2011
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2018, 08:35:55 AM »
Paul from Track Trailer also recommended lookng at Lead Cystal batteries which can be discharged to zero without harm, don't need special chargers amd can be left discharged for two years...we currently have a single full river in our mark three, but will look into the lead cystal if it dies...
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Re: Replacing batteries in mk3 2011
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2018, 08:46:40 PM »
Lead crystal is the way I'll be going too, once this set are done.
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Re: Replacing batteries in mk3 2011
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2018, 07:31:42 PM »
I don’t believe the lead crystal claims and when I looked at them there was a lack of verifiable data. Too much money for what appears to be not much more than a conventional Pb battery. Then again I don’t like the completely sealed black-box LiFePo4 batteries they are flogging now either.  We have had Fullriver fail early in a boat and a Supacheap battery go 5 years in the Landcruiser so it’s the luck of the draw. All depends what your loads are and how well it can be maintained above 70% SOC.
If you can’t keep the state of charge up in the battery it’s not going to last as long.
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