Batteries

Submitted: Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 07:40
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We need to replace our batteries ... Any suggestions on the best ones to use would be appreciated ... thanks
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Reply By: Dingley Deserters - Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 09:25

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 09:25
Ring Paul or Darren at sponsor Retrolooms.
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Ask about Lead crystal batteries. They also sell AGM & Lithium
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Follow Up By: Ann B - Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 19:49

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 19:49
Thanks Geoff, we will give them a call.
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Reply By: Gone Bush - Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 09:58

Monday, Nov 14, 2016 at 09:58
Fullriver.
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Reply By: Greatscot - Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 00:22

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 00:22
Hi Ann,
I purchased Full River DC120-12v batteries and have had no issue with them. I have used them previously with good results, but with all batteries it all depends how you look after them.
I am sure you will get a varied number of responses to this question. It is a bit like which 4wd is the best scenario.
As a side note I had to remake my battery box due to the size of the batteries. It was about 20mm too narrow. If you have a timber battery box you may wish to measure it up first to ensure they fit.
When looking for my batteries I found quite a variance in price so it does pay to do your research.
Good luck with your quest.

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Reply By: NIK `N` OFF - Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 01:01

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 01:01
I have Fullriver 4 x 120ahr, they fitted into the battery boxes very snug. I paid $1400

Many vanners are choosing Lithium these days, I didn't because of extra expense with set up plus my previous batteries lasted 8.5 years and I'm hoping these will do similar.

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Reply By: Brutus - Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 08:39

Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016 at 08:39
Have a look on the Bushtracker Forum, General Owners Discussion, Lithium Upgrade.
Also have a good read on enerdrive.com.au
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Monday, Dec 05, 2016 at 23:13

Monday, Dec 05, 2016 at 23:13
Our Fullrivers have performed faultlessly since 2008, however if and when we replace them, I would seriously consider Lithium, for weight saving and better performance. Better performance means less batteries are needed so the cost becomes nearer to comparative.
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Reply By: Tassie Bushies - Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 15:15

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 15:15
Don't forget to put a rubber mat under them and make sure they have zero room to bounce around in the box and that the box is secured to the floor.
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