Here's where I'm at. Bought new deep cycle 24 battery
at Costco. Went with the Canadian Tire 11-1513-8
I checked charger prices at 5 stores, but Canuck Tire was still the best price for the intelligent type charger.
On a side note, I will not be returning to one of the auto parts stores as I was treated condescendingly by the salesperson, presumably because I was a female looking for a bettery charger they thought maybe I wanted to charge some AA's for an Ipod or something and that I was in the wrong store.
Maybe they read my thread title
I may still look at a solar charger in the future to top up while camping, as mostly I will be boondocking
There seems to be some conflicting information about whether the new battery
should be charged before
installation? Does it make any difference?
Also, I've read conflicting information about whether water should be added to new batteries before or after the first charge if needed?