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@pthomas745 I disagree with your assessment of Lithium, A battery with twice the usable Capacity, built in battery management, half the weight and 10 times the life expectancy. Seems like a no brainer to me regardless of how much you use your trailer. An interstate 100amp hour agm, is 69 pounds and a usable capacity of 50 amp hours for a cost of $337 and a three year prorated warranty.A pair of Interstate 6 volt 225 amp hour batterys, 61 pounds each for 122 pounds total, 113 usable amp hours and $161 each or $320 for the pair and a 12 month warranty. Intestate info from their website based on my location.A battleborn liFe is 100 amp hours, 31 pounds and a usable capacity of 100 amp hours for a cost of $950 and a 10 year warranty. The added benefit from the lithium is the integrated Battery management system, It simply wont let you damage the battery. It will turn the battery off in case of a short circuit, over or under temperature, over under voltage conditions. I have about a month of use on the Battleborn and I am very pleased so far.
@jeb You shouldn't charge lead acid below freezing as well. As the temp drops all battery chemistry's suffer. Try not to represent it as a Lithium only problem. I have always pulled my batterys from motorcycles, boats and trailers and stored them indoors over the winter. I will charge them to capacity just before I bring them in, I don't use a battery tender. I will treat lithium the same way.@greenjacket you can take it to most of the autoparts stores and locally the interstate battery will test the battery for you. Just make sure it is fully charged.
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Some of the FT Rvers who have used lithium have indicated that their batteries were no on track to meet projected life expectancies.
I guess if you can afford a [email protected] economics don't factor in too heavily. $1,000 for a battery that might last ten years? While my $100 wet-cell may not deliver the same performance per pound, it has done what it needs to do for four years and counting. So let's see... a thousand clams for a possible ten years, or a very predictable forty years? I think "no brainer" is a little subjective... ;-)Ultimately the best choice is what works for your own individual circumstance, and that is not going to be the same for everybody.