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Let's get this clear:
One wet battery, one gel battery, different AH capacities on both, and that's what he bolted up as as single 24V bank?
Does this guy wear a colorful fright wig, big round red nose, and floppy oversize shoes? Because, that's about as surefire a recipe for killing batteries as you could find. They won't charge evenly, they won't charge correctly, you might as well separate them now.
Rebuild as 2x wet in one bank, 2x gel in the other. Or else throw out the gel batteries, because the odds are that the charging system is set up for wet cells and gel cells usually (not always, but almost always) are destroyed when they are charged at the same voltages as wet cells.
It really is that simple. And extensively documented.
Oh, your buddy needs to call (703) 749-5538, that's the parent company for Ringling Bros. They always need clowns.