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Old 11-17-2003, 09:44 AM   #15
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gary,

I don't know. You can email them to me at dndgerstel@hotmail.com. Did you have the battery tray changed at the factory or expand it your self?

thanks for the info.

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Old 11-18-2003, 11:51 AM   #16
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Polloman Send me a picture also.

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I am also interested in installing 6 batteries.
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Old 12-02-2003, 07:52 AM   #17
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Installed 6 Trojan T-105's with Water Miser caps. I have over 700 amps of power and have little to no maintenance to do. The Water Miser caps are pricey, but they have eliminated the need to constantly clean battery terminals and add water. I add a buss connection to relieve the stress on the rear battery.

One of the first things you want to do is make sure the charge temperature-sensing device is connected to one of the battery terminals. On some of the coaches, it is mounted to the rear of the battery box.

I fabricated the additional battery box from diamond plate and angle. It's a bolt in project.

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Old 12-09-2003, 05:50 AM   #18
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Where do you purchase the water miser caps?
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Old 12-09-2003, 03:09 PM   #19
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I bought my Water Mizer Caps in Quartzsite last year. I would think that they could be found at many major battery suppliers. I will check while I am in Quartzsite this January and see if I can come up with the manufacturer.

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Old 05-11-2004, 10:20 AM   #20
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I think i will stick to the 12v as the box is set up for it, but I was thinking of Gel batteries. Has anyone tried them?


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Old 05-13-2004, 03:34 PM   #21
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Hello Danny:

I was wondering if you would POST or send me the wiring diagram for the six batteries.

As for the Gel or AGM batteries I have been told by more than one person that if you use a Gel or AGM battery you must program the inverter first so it will not over charge them. I have also heard that they are great and will last the same number of years as a wet cell before they must be replaced. But they do not provide the same overall Time in use before they must be recharged as compared to a wet cell, even though they both have the same rating. There are Pros and Cons to both. As for being charged and discharged repeatedly they both hold up quite well.

I did some research because I know that I will have to replace my batteries in the near future. For the price I think I will go with the Wet Cell since you can buy two wets cells for one Gel/AGM battery. If I must replace them every three to four years the wet cell will hold up just fine. I will also but on the HydroCaps (Water Mizer) when I replace the batteries and that will cut down on the maintenance. You can be purchased HydroCaps through a company in Florida at (305) 696-2504.


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Old 05-18-2004, 06:41 AM   #22
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Check out http://www.pacificpowerbatteries.com. Their information says just the opposite, the AGMs have more discharge capacity at the same amperage. I installed them this spring and so far am very happy.
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I have a 2001 34 Alpine and would like to upgrade the batteries. I am looking for a source for the bus terminal to reduce the cables to the house batteries and a picture of the install. Maybe to also increase to 6 - 6 volt house batteries. Thanks for the help in advance

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I also would like to have a picture of the bus terminal installation. I have the 6-6V deep cycle and 2 12V engine battery. My E-mail is mellsworth@acsalaska.net.

I think the original batteries are worn out but will Equalize them again after inadvertently filly each with water to copacity. Will also check with Hydrometer for specific gravity.

Went to a local Good Sam Rally this week end and had hardly any capacity and had to start the generator at lunch time. Had charged The winter struck deep cycles at home prior to going.

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Whats the life of the original batteries?
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pollo man:
Just increased the battery compartment in our 2000. We now have 6 Trojan 105's. Great for dry camping. Also installed a buse bar to take the load off the first battery. If interested have details and pictures.
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Polloman </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

We have '02 Alpine 36FDDS with 4 6V house batteries. The buss bar looks like a great iea as we are tired of having to remove a multitude of cabling in awkward location to clean terminals. Is your buss bar copper or steel? (Steel might be better for cutting threaded holes for bolts to attach cabling.) Where did you mount your buss bar? If on the steel panel above and behind batteries, what did you use to insulate it from ground? Is there anything of which we should be wary?

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Help...I'm a novice about this. What is this bus bar you keep referring to?

Thanks, Rick Coleman
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:39 PM   #27
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Rick - I am emailing you a picture cause I can't figure out how to post it here. It is from an old posting ... Chuck who did it is in CA too I think.
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Thanks! I received the photo,and now I can study it and try to figure out what you are doing.

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