Jump to content

Fullriver Battery


Recommended Posts

Any of you good gents have experience with Fullriver AGM Batteries?? I've used and bought and sold too many RV's to count but never came across Fullriver batteries?? I don't want to start a feud over which brand is good or bad etc. etc., just looking for experience and opinions on Fullriver.

 

John T Never too old to try n learn a new thing or two

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Your question peaked my curiosity , as I've not heard of Fullriver batteries before .

 

I found this thread : http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f14/fullriver-agm-batteries-52371.html

 

And :

 

Fullriver Batteries

Fullriver have developed an impressive range of cyclic batteries to such a high standard that now every other manufacturer tries to copy and keep up with their designs. Fullriver are one of the worlds most respected battery manufacturing companies, with an envious track record for quality and reliability around the globe. Unlike many competitors, they retain complete control of every phase of production in-house from grid casting to water filtration and acid mixing.

All Fullriver DC, HGL and HC series batteries are fully sealed Valve Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries with Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) technology. This means they are they are sealed, maintenance free, non-hazardous and non-spillable so provide you with a cleaner, greener alternative. AGM technology improves performance and increases vibration resistance.

 

From : http://www.rjbatt.com.au/fullriver/

 

I'll be checking on Fullriver batteries when I need replacements .

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've used Fullriver for awhile now. As have others. They perform well, so far. This set has been in service for two years. They have a good warranty and a good reputation, and cost considerably less than Lifeline AGMs, which is the benchmark to compare against. I have 6xL16's in this coach.

 

New Horizons has been putting them in the higher-end coaches that have advanced offgrid capabilities since I put them in mine. There have been no issues with them. I recommend them based on others (longer) experience and my (shorter) personal experience. Lots of people have used them in offgrid applications for quite awhile now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks gang, I looked at different brands including but not limited to Rolls Surette, Lifeliine, Trojan, Optima, Deka, Interstate etc., and found Fullriver to be less expensive which threw up a red flag (the old you get what you pay for), so I appreciate your opinions.

 

John T

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Years ago I went to a major battery manufacturer to do some other work. As we went throught the factory and warehouse area I saw many different empty battery cases to be made for many different brands like Die Hard, K-mart, and many others. I did not ask but I "assume they were being built to the specifications of the brand that was ordering them. Just an observation for what it is worth but it does make me think about the Lipert frame issues.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't know anythhing about Fullriver but used Lifelines for 11 years pf fulltiming (2 pairs 8D's) & I just looked at Lifelines website & it says that they have a price match guarantee.

On my second pair they took off $200 each as a return customer. Hard to beat - buy factory direct!

Ron

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've no first hand knowledge of FR batteries. But lots of posts on boating, RV and Off Grid'rs sites about them, most of them positive too:)!

 

I did go with Lifeline, and at 4-5 years of age, these X's 4 L16's are serving us well. We very seldom drop below 70% SOC, usually between 75-80% SOC we get done with our coffee brew in the AM. That is of course, when we're off grid, which is lately about 30% of the time. So, I'm hoping since we are to constantly going to 50% SOC and back up, that our Life Cycles will spread out over a longer period of time.

 

Hope to be checking batteries for purchase around 2023 or beyond:)! (Hope is the key word here.)

 

I also read good things about Rolls, and Concord also has their own AGM's available sometimes too (They make Lifeline, as I understand it.)

 

Best to all, be safe, have fun,

Smitty

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...