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Old 12-06-2017, 10:58 PM   #11
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Anybody have a good tip on Dual 6V AGM that will fit into battery box ETI uses for Interstates?
Sure Ross, there's a bunch that are basically the same size as the flooded cell Interstates. Trojans come to mind.

6V-AGM | Trojan Battery Company

Or, for more amp hours, the Lifeline AGM. Roughly the same size as the Interstates.

http://lifelinebatteries.com/product...eries/gpl-4ct/
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:04 AM   #13
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Not trying to hijack here, but maybe I am a bit. Regarding the D range tires, the extra load rating is derived from additional steel belt layers, yes? Would it be reasonable to go with such tires with more plies if one were planning a grand expedition involving super crappy roads, eg something way up north, Alaska, etc; not for additional load capacity, but for greater puncture resistance and durability?
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:28 AM   #14
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Anybody have a good tip on Dual 6V AGM that will fit into battery box ETI uses for Interstates?
The industry-standard name for the size of the 6-volt batteries used by Escape (and in most RVs) is "GC-2"... the "GC" for "golf car", because that's the traditional use of this size (but they use eight of them). So for most battery manufacturers, the easiest way to search is just to look for the GC-2 size (but that doesn't work at Lifeline).
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Old 12-07-2017, 01:39 AM   #15
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Regarding the D range tires, the extra load rating is derived from additional steel belt layers, yes?
Typically no. The old "ply ratings" refer to the number of layers of cotton cord used in tires so long ago that they rotted away before most of us were born. A modern Load Range C and Load Range D tire commonly have the same number of reinforcing plies, but their strength will likely be higher on the LR-D to handle the higher pressure. If there is an extra layer, it will likely be a sidewall layer of polyester, not a belt layer of steel.

My motorhome's tires are Load Range G and run at up to 110 psi... and have a single sidewall layer (of steel cord). Counting plies doesn't really work.

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Would it be reasonable to go with such tires with more plies if one were planning a grand expedition involving super crappy roads, eg something way up north, Alaska, etc; not for additional load capacity, but for greater puncture resistance and durability?
Maybe, and it couldn't hurt, but cord strength is not the whole solution to puncture resistance. Extra rubber on the sidewalls is probably more helpful; if you want that, I can only suggest light truck (LT or commercial) tires intended for off-road or rough-road use, rather than Special Trailer (ST) tires which are not intended to ever leave paved roads.
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They have Duracell AGM batteries for sale at SAMS Club for $25.00 off reg price
Series 27 are $133.00 apiece for 12 volt AGM batteries. Jim
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They have Duracell AGM batteries for sale at SAMS Club for $25.00 off reg price
Series 27 are $133.00 apiece for 12 volt AGM batteries. Jim
Those Duracell batteries our good batteries . there made by East Penn manufacturing , The Duracell are rebraned copy's of the Deka batteries , they may be sold under other names also.
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