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Old 05-27-2015, 11:54 PM   #31
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But your admittedly cheaper solution doesn't include a 5-year warranty with $100 flat rate repairs after that. This is a big deal to me.

And if I can get a few of you to buy with me at the same time, we can all get a better price, so maybe that will affect your decision.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:15 AM   #32
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Well that's certainly true, and warranty is a component that each could value differently. The peace of mind that "just make the problem go away!" coverage provides can be valuable. That's why many people buy Coach-Net, too (gotta remember to do that before my next long trip!).
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:20 AM   #33
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I'm watching this one with interest. The DoD you can safely do with a lithium pack is phenomenal, as is that warranty. Factoring in the potential cost savings on the solar setup (more efficient charging, more usable capacity) is very interesting, too. Need to buy a bus first, though.

(On that note: anybody wanna buy a 1982 Land Cruiser? That's gotta sell before we acquire a new vehicle.)
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:25 AM   #34
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As you can see, the representative is willing to lower the price if I can bring a group of us to the LiFePO4 party. Who's with me?
Me! In 2-5 years Or maybe a bit sooner.. The deep cycle FLAs that I picked up locally will do me for years, but I'll be putting up a barn/workshop that could also get some use out of them. Once I get the structure up I'll be wanting a solar system similarly specced to the one I have in the bus. The FLAs could be moved out of the bus and LiFePO4s could take their place.

So in all actuality I'm of no use for this round..
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:35 AM   #35
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I've started a new thread just for info about li-ion batteries. If you have any questions or would like to get together for a group buy, please go to that thread.

Lithium-ion batteries as replacement for lead-acid
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