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Old 11-11-2017, 01:57 PM   #15
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If I pull my battery to check water levels, the hard part is done. So why not check with hygrometer. For my next battery (years away I hope) I plan to skip AGM and jump to Lithium (2x capacity, 1/2 weight).
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Old 11-11-2017, 01:59 PM   #16
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If I pull my battery to check water levels, the hard part is done. So why not check with hygrometer. For my next battery (years away I hope) I plan to skip AGM and jump to Lithium (2x capacity, 1/2 weight).
Some of us dont have to "pull" our batteries to check water levels....
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:00 PM   #17
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Hmmm again I have to ask how often do you check the water level of the battery in daily drive?
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I tend to check mine each time the topic comes up on the forum.
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I tend to check mine each time the topic comes up on the forum.

I've been known to do that. However, I only added water to one battery once. I'm on battery # 4 on 12 years. Fist one I missed diagnosed the problem and replaced it when I didn't need too. The second one stopped holding a charge. The 3rd somebody else wanted it worse than I did apparently, and the 4th is still in use. And wouldn't you know it the 3rd was the most expensive true deep cycle battery. Went back to a marine hybrid at 1/2 the cost.
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Old 11-11-2017, 10:06 PM   #20
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maybe a suggestion

here is a thought I have done this to keep from boiling out a battery put a timer on your el. line!

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here is a thought I have done this to keep from boiling out a battery put a timer on your el. line!

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My trailer has been plugged in for 9 years. What time should I set the time for?
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For my next battery (years away I hope) I plan to skip AGM and jump to Lithium (2x capacity, 1/2 weight).
They definitely have their selling points, such as thousands of cycles and no issues with 100% discharge. But at over 2 grand for one with decent Ah, let's hope the years ahead see them drop in price. Just not practical at their current prices.
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well glenn I suppose the time duration would be up to you. I think a few hours a day charging when nothing is running in the trailer would be more than adequate but I don't know much!

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Old 11-14-2017, 08:02 PM   #26
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Thanks for all of the responses. It sounds like the general consensus is seldom or never for a lead acid battery and never for an AGM obviously . Sounds like I am over checking at several times a year. Guess I am a worry wart. Perhaps I will keep the hydrometer just in case.

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