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Chassis Battries

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Re: Chassis Battries
Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:01 am


Andy, I paid $25.00 dollars for each batteries they were old stock so far so good. I got the batteries from a guy that goes around to different shops selling them he has been in business for a long time. I didn't get any warranty but for the price what can I say. :D :D
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Re: Chassis Battries
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:52 am


It is OK to add the third battery but remember the bank of batteries is only as good as the weakest one. If one is weak change them all.

Good luck Wayne
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Re: Chassis Battries
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:57 pm


Well I found a place today here in Williston ND that has interstate Group 31 with 950 cc , for 101.00 each . Iam still on my quest to find out if I have any weak links , anyway thanks for all the imput really guys your the best.
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Re: Chassis Battries
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:33 pm


Andy I'll call around tomorrow,there is an Interstate dealer that should have those 8-D's
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Re: Chassis Battries
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:41 pm


Andy, Do you have a WM or Sam's close by? They might have what you need. I go mine at Sam's for about 75 bucks each.
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Re: Chassis Battries
Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:44 am


This spring I stopped 44 miles west of Atlanta for fuel and she would not crank, I of course did not have a clue, so I had it pulled to WW Williams some 54 miles away and they replaced all three of my batteries. Two had NO cranking power whatsoever and the third was a dead cell and kaput.

$165 each (eeeeeeeeeeeeeeouch) the shop bill was $1200 and some change, over $500 for the wrecker alone.

Are we having fun yet?

Your battery location is a lot nicer than mine, I have the old style, narrow shelf in the rear, line 'em up and push really hard.

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Re: Chassis Battries
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:21 am


I replaced 2 8d's last fall. Wish I had gone with 3 g31. I thought about getting two more 8d's and using those four for the inverter. Good, bad idea?
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Re: Chassis Battries
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:34 pm


I'm more for the good right now, cause they(group 31's) are cheaper to replace. So far as the inverter goes,My experience with storage Batt's are limited only to the sport fisher's I have owned, and marine deep cycles worked for me then ,but I did not have as high a demand for the 120V as I will when we get rolling here, so I'll let the more experienced members advise you on that one
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Re: Chassis Battries
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:44 pm


Eric, Start bats and house bats are two different animals. I would use deep cycle bats for the house preferably 6 volt. You get more bang for the buck with 6 volt wired in series. And deep cycle are made to charge and discharge many time. Start bats are made to give short bursts of energy.

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