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Old 05-10-2017, 07:57 PM   #21
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Possibly they said or meant your converter/charger setting.
Correct, that is done via the inverter/charger screen...
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See page 10 of the attached manual.

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That is exactly what I need.. Thanks Ken ! !
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The charge rate and Amp-hrs of your new batteries is what you want to change and quickly !

Sure you want AGM's Brad ?
My Trojan's have been perfect
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John, I thought the Trojans were AGMs. Are they different? I think I have to use Glass Mats because of where they are located - in a compartment between the frame rails under the slide out tray.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:18 AM   #24
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when you buy the new batteries be sure to get the largest amp hour rating you can get for the size / type that will fit into the battery boxes. this will mean more reserve juice. Also be sure they are DEEP CYCLE. this will mean they are meant to be drained and recharged. IE: used and abused
also a little trick to help them long term, get a 1/4" plywood and put it under the battery boxes. The reason for this is a battery should never be placed on cement or steel as it will help to drain the battery. Some people will argue the plastic box is enough but IMO it is not. Protect your investment this could help them last an extra year, long term.
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Old 05-11-2017, 03:37 AM   #25
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when you buy the new batteries be sure to get the largest amp hour rating you can get for the size / type that will fit into the battery boxes. this will mean more reserve juice. Also be sure they are DEEP CYCLE. this will mean they are meant to be drained and recharged. IE: used and abused
also a little trick to help them long term, get a 1/4" plywood and put it under the battery boxes. The reason for this is a battery should never be placed on cement or steel as it will help to drain the battery. Some people will argue the plastic box is enough but IMO it is not. Protect your investment this could help them last an extra year, long term.
This is what I ordered . There is one other I could have ordered, it is the31-XT . . They have a bit more amphours, But are $70.00 more per battery... after chatting with the folks at Lifeline, they were convinced the ones I ordered would be more than enough for my needs...

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Those look like a very close replacement to what I have. I finally opened it up and I have NAPA 983 IDT as the factory batteries.

In my lifetime of storing RVs and boats in Colorado winters I have never been greeted by a dead battery in the spring, but the first time I do it has to be $1,500 worth of batteries
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That's the same as me . . Been camping 30+ years and never had a dead battery.... Till NOW

Thought I had some last year, but it ended up being loose wires from the genny install... Tightened the connections, and all was ok
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Those look like a very close replacement to what I have. I finally opened it up and I have NAPA 983 IDT as the factory batteries.

In my lifetime of storing RVs and boats in Colorado winters I have never been greeted by a dead battery in the spring, but the first time I do it has to be $1,500 worth of batteries
The differences between this, and the next one up are -
31-XT 31-T
Rated cap. AMP hours @ 20HR rate - 125- vs - 105

Minutes of discharge 25 amps - 230 -vs - 195
Minutes of discharge 15 amps - 455 -vs - 340
Minutes of discharge 8 amps - 910 -vs - 688

Since I am hooked to shore power almost 100% of the time, the Lifeline techs told me to go with the 31T, it would be more than enough for what I do . . When I dry camp, I use the Onan the entire time . .
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when you buy the new batteries be sure to get the largest amp hour rating you can get for the size / type that will fit into the battery boxes. this will mean more reserve juice. Also be sure they are DEEP CYCLE. this will mean they are meant to be drained and recharged. IE: used and abused
also a little trick to help them long term, get a 1/4" plywood and put it under the battery boxes. The reason for this is a battery should never be placed on cement or steel as it will help to drain the battery. Some people will argue the plastic box is enough but IMO it is not. Protect your investment this could help them last an extra year, long term.

Although based on historical fact, letting modern batteries sit on concrete or steel does not harm or discharge them in any way.
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