Carbon Foam Batteries - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-16-2014, 11:58 AM   #15
Senior Member
Bob Miller's Avatar
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
Posts: 7,912
Yep, I still go for the Interstate or Wal-Mart batteries at less than $125 each. Local warrantee, uses a standard charger, technology as old as horse shoes, but they still work as well.

Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2014, 03:10 PM   #16
Senior Member
David Tilston's Avatar
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Posts: 5,551
I go for FREE, 74 Ahr, group 24, gel cell batteries from my local wheel chair vendor.

No warranty though.

But I gotta say carbon foam is just fun to say.

David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2014, 01:47 PM   #17
Senior Member
Mike Magee's Avatar
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Posts: 5,389
The high cost could be due to low production volume. Give it 4 or 5 years. If it's all they claim it is, the production numbers will be up by then and price will have come down. OTOH, if it's a bunch of blue sky, they will probably have faded away by then.
How to prepare Tofu
Step 1: throw tofu in the trash
Step 2: grill some meat
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2014, 02:37 PM   #18
Senior Member
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Originally Posted by reeves99 View Post
Presumably they'd weigh a lot less than a lead acid battery so might be practical for an RV.
One would think so given the use of the word "foam", right? But they're not any lighter than an ordinary battery.

According to the specs at this link, weight is 75 pounds- exactly the same as the same size (group 31) Diehard lead-acid battery at this link.

Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone have experience with NU-FOAM vs Foam for seat cushions? Perseustheegg Modifications, Alterations and Updates 0 08-17-2012 02:20 PM
memory foam vs foam rubber mattress Phillip Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11 06-28-2009 07:52 PM
Low carbon footprint tow vehicle Dana T General Chat 0 05-16-2009 03:57 PM
Reduce your carbon footprint Donna D. General Chat 9 03-16-2009 12:05 AM
Carbon Monoxide Measurements Parker Buckley Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 23 03-04-2009 05:36 PM

» Trailer Showcase



1997 Scamp

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.