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Old 10-27-2012, 11:20 PM   #29
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No. marine batteries are a hybrid. In other words, they have CCA ratings of a starting battery. They also have some (little) abilities of a true deep cycle. In boat use, the same batteries are used for starting as well as for "house" use. They are a bit better than a straight starting battery, but no comparison to a true deep cycle for RV use. Hense my original post to avoid marine batteries.
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No. marine batteries are a hybrid. In other words, they have CCA ratings of a starting battery. They also have some (little) abilities of a true deep cycle. In boat use, the same batteries are used for starting as well as for "house" use. They are a bit better than a straight starting battery, but no comparison to a true deep cycle for RV use. Hense my original post to avoid marine batteries.
So, that being said do you think i could get at least 4-5 months use out of one? or will i be returning it every month or so? I can deal with either im just wanting to get an idea.
I have been doing some checking and at costco i could get 2 GC-2 Golf Cart Batteries for around 200 bucks, if not a little less. but it would take me at least a couple months to get those.
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It could last 4 years if maintained properly or it could be dead in a few weeks. The key to long life for any wet cell battery is keep the water above the plates, do not discharge it below 12v or leave it that state very long. If you can do this, it should last a year easy. If however you allow it run down too far or too often, it will slowly die with each occurence. That's what is great about deep cycles, they tolerate this 100 x better than starting batteries.

I would plan on $10+ @ day for gasoline to maintain your current setup properly, more in the winter. RV generators are terribly inefficient, especially when used just to charge a battery.
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One other deep cycle battery to consider in your price range is here on amazon. vmax 857) http://www.amazon.com/VMAX857-Perfor...+cycle+battery
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One other deep cycle battery to consider in your price range is here on amazon. vmax 857) http://www.amazon.com/VMAX857-Perfor...+cycle+battery
Its only a 35Ah battery... wouldn't really work for me sadly :(
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Sadly, Due to some Youthful Indiscretions and an overzealous prosecutor i have a criminal history which is part of the reason why i am in this situation. I haven't been able to get a job since about 2001... I could do not labor intensive work but most jobs of that type wont Hire an Ex Convict :( Also most Government agencies won't either.
I have checked at a few campgrounds but they are either fully staffed or i must have a clean background check which is not possible.
Nearly all convictions will drop off a normal background check after 7 years. If this all occured in 2001 or earlier you should be good to go. As a suggestion, just be honest with an employer, tell them what happened and when, prior to them doing a background check. Then it doesn't come as a surprise to them at a later point. If you have had no recurring problems they should be willing to work with you, and give you a chance.
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