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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    Quote Originally Posted by Shwam View Post
    Bought a Royal 1150k on the weekend.

    Delivered to my door in JHB for R1250.

    If anyone needs a Royal battery contact Mike - 079 159 0950.
    Really nice guy. Came from Hartes to deliver at no cost.

    Fit the battery the other day and everything seems perfect so far.
    Battery came fully charged (measured 12.8v).

    Will test it out properly with the fridge next weekend at Pilansberg.

    Thanks to your post I also ordered a battery from Mike, still same price and R150 delivery in Pretoria. Will see what arrives tomorrow, this is a big bargain even with the R150 delivery fee.
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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    A few years back there were guys selling refurbed batteries taken from the cell towers when they replace, is that the case here, or are they actually brand new batteries. The price is so good, I might replace the cranking battery with one too....

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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    Quote Originally Posted by RPiet View Post
    A few years back there were guys selling refurbed batteries taken from the cell towers when they replace, is that the case here, or are they actually brand new batteries. The price is so good, I might replace the cranking battery with one too....
    They look brand new. Came in a royal box. No reason to suspect they're not legit

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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    Quote Originally Posted by Shwam View Post
    Bought a Royal 1150k on the weekend.

    Delivered to my door in JHB for R1250.

    If anyone needs a Royal battery contact Mike - 079 159 0950.
    Really nice guy. Came from Hartes to deliver at no cost.

    Fit the battery the other day and everything seems perfect so far.
    Battery came fully charged (measured 12.8v).

    Will test it out properly with the fridge next weekend at Pilansberg.
    What is the date code stamped on the battery?

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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Mackay View Post
    What is the date code stamped on the battery?
    Didn't check. Will try take a look later this afternoon.

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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    Royal 1150k battery, great quality - I am in year five with mine. Keep it on trickle charger when not in use, works a charm. However only used about four times a year for longer periods.
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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    Just got back from a very hot weekend in Pilansberg.

    The battery worked great!

    Parked and set up camp at about 18:00 on Friday.
    Fridge running the whole night.
    Opened and closed it multiple times and threw some warm meat in there after the braai.

    At 05:30 my monitor showed the battery between 80% and 90%.
    Fridge was around 2c and the freezer about -17c.

    Only checked the battery monitor about an hour or 2 into the morning drive and the battery was fully charged.

    Same story on the 2nd day.

    Very happy with the purchase.

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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    Thanks for the heads up guys, managed to track down Mike and met up with him over the weekend. I already have one 1150K in the trailer and it works a charm on a fixed 100w panel.

    Pajtu will now get the 1150k swapped out from the existing Deltec 105.
    Lusted for a Landy but the Pajero was sexier and bigger in the right departments, just like my Missus.

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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    Quote Originally Posted by Stranger View Post
    Thanks for the heads up guys, managed to track down Mike and met up with him over the weekend. I already have one 1150K in the trailer and it works a charm on a fixed 100w panel.

    Pajtu will now get the 1150k swapped out from the existing Deltec 105.

    Awesome man

    Hope you have some very happy camping with it!

    Off to kruger for 8 nights this thursday so that will be the true test for the battery

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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    So far I only tested a 12V fan on the Royal battery from Mike, it seams to hold charge etc. It will sit on the trickle charger for a week or 3 till I can get around to completing the project it's intended for.
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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    Now hopefully those that are happy with new battery will give a long term report back.

    One year, two year....till failure.

    That will be the true test/longevity of a battery
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    Default Re: Dual battery recommendations. What to get? High vs Deep

    The Royal I got from Takealot has now been in the trailer for a year. It is permanently on charge from a 100w solid panel on the roof. When we return from a trip I let it stand in the sun for a day or two until fully charged and the rest of the time it is under a shadeport.

    So far so good. Many hard trips including Kgalagadi, Kruger and Mabua.
    Lusted for a Landy but the Pajero was sexier and bigger in the right departments, just like my Missus.

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