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 on: July 25, 2016, 10:29:26 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by niles500
Like Luvr said battery life is defined in cycles depending on percent of discharge - lifelines might have 5000 cycles at 10% discharge but only 1000 cycles at 50% discharge - FWIW

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 on: July 25, 2016, 10:22:41 PM 
Started by plyonsMC9 - Last post by plyonsMC9
Thanks Disnow for the information,

I'll be posting some more results soon.  We purchased the OTR (trucker) model, and worked w/ their support before the install.  They (support) liked the idea of installing the antenna towards the back of the bus and using the refrigerator as a block between the external and internal antennas.  Install went very well, no oscillation - all green lights.   First time tests & work application successful.  Basically a doubling of bandwidth each time.  I use the antenna mainly for data connections.  Tested multiple times using speedtest.  About 6 Mb to 12 Mbps doubling each time. More testing to follow.  I'm actually surprised it is working so well.  But I'll keep testing and using for work & will report back.

Kind Regards, Phil

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 on: July 25, 2016, 09:56:08 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by luvrbus
A battery's life is measured in cycles (discharge and recharge) I was told so some people use the batteries more and the life is shorten,the better the battery the longer the life with more cycles unless you have a failure BTDT  Grin

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 on: July 25, 2016, 08:55:52 PM 
Started by BlueScarecrow - Last post by Dave5Cs
We have the roll down MCD off white vinyl with Black Solar mesh on the other roller. It does cut down on heat a bunch.

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 on: July 25, 2016, 08:50:46 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by Dave5Cs
7 yrs 4 - 6 volt US batteries deep cycle.

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 on: July 25, 2016, 07:15:32 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by DoubleEagle
Battery life has been discussed several times before, and it always seems that there is a wide range of lifetimes. Some starting batteries only go 3 years, others go into the double digits. House batteries seem to do better. How much load is on them, how deep a discharge, temperature, brand, style, and charging quality causes the differences, in my opinion (and maybe luck).

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 on: July 25, 2016, 07:14:13 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by gumpy
Just replaced my first set of eight Trojan T-105s.  I was a little disappointed. They only lasted 13 years. And in that time, the price more than doubled!!


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 on: July 25, 2016, 07:08:20 PM 
Started by Dreamscape - Last post by Dreamscape
Here is another E-Book available in our BCM Facebook Store. If you need some suggestions on wiring your coach, this is a book that will be of great help to you in your planning and build process.

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Bus Wiring for Bus Nuts by Dave Galey

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 on: July 25, 2016, 06:53:24 PM 
Started by biff - Last post by biff
Hi all.I was wondering how many years do you guys get on your house batterys. mine are shot after 5 years. 4 golf cart.

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 on: July 25, 2016, 06:45:37 PM 
Started by BlueScarecrow - Last post by thomasinnv
I have solar screens on all my windows, in addition to the awnings. The solar screens do make a huge difference in dropping inside temps, but the window awnings are the most effective by far. Get the sun off of the windows all together is the best way.

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