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At what temperature do you need to crank the engine - in cold weather you will need to choose a much bigger battery
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At what temperature do you need to crank the engine - in cold weather you will need to choose a much bigger battery
For the most part, we are operating in temps above 50 F, and the vast majority of the time above 65 F. Occasionally, during early spring and late fall, we will be running in temps lower than 50 F, but we now have a cabin heater and interior ambient temps would rarely be lower than 60 F.

This Lifeline GPL1400T seems to have about 83% MCA rating as a Group 24. For really cold weather, I would have the system set-up so I could bridge over to the house bank (2 x Grp 31) if necessary.
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JRP...the Odyssey 1200's are NOT much more than the Lifelines.
Odyssey Batteries and price list
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Thanks for that price list, Cam. I somehow missed it on their site.

$192 + shipping for the Odyssey. Since the BD price on the Lifeline includes shipping, the Odyssey will probably come out about $35-40 over the Lifeline. Another factor is that it weighs about 6 lbs more. Not a big deal, but I'm going to be dangling upside down to install this thing, so every bit matters....
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JRP...Funny...I had looked at the Odysseys compared to wet cells in price and said "holy xxxx" those are expensive" ...compared to the Lifelines though they aren't bad. If they do what they say...that should put a lot of price pressure on Lifeline, Rolls, Optima etc. etc.
I don't think there is much advantage for a starter...but house batteries with that price differential would be quite attractive given the many benefits over standard AGM/Gels that are touted.
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