Originally Posted by blsh
Have any of you used at least two of these to be able to offer a comparison?
I have used 2 Interstate Marine 12VDC (85Ah) batteries and now I have 2 Trojan 6VDC (260Ah) batteries in series.
The Interstate batteries were OK but are not true deep cycle batteries so it is understood that they will not produce a lot of power over a period of time.
Using the 85Ah batteries was a close call, as I actually had to turn off some of my things by 9 or 10 pm. With the Trojan deep cycle batteries, I make it through the night and in the morning the batteries are at about 12.4 VDC.
I also have solar, so by 2-3PM each day my batteries are charged up again.
It really depends on what you will be using with your batteries.. LED's, Inverter for a Tv, DC fans (motors and regular lights are not a batteries friend). Some dry camping? A lot of dry camping? How will you charge them? Have a generator?
Oh, and don't forget about the 12VDC vs 6VDC battery debate and that outcome ALSO depends on who you ask...
If you are asking for my OPINION, I would go with the TROJAN, but that is my OPINION and I am sure you will hear a lot more.. which is a good thing!
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