Recommendations for a good deep cycle battery?
Simple question. anyone got any recommendations for a good deep cycle battery?
Reason i ask is because our van has a nasty electrical problem. by nasty i mean its hard to track down. weve gotten as far as the interior lights causing the battery drain, but thats as far as weve gotten. nothing weve tried has fixed this. tried cleaning the sliding door contacts and pulling the sensors in the rear hatch which are both mentioned to be causes. nothing. and its random whether the lights stay on or go off when the car is parked. sometimes they stay on. sometimes they go off. never easy to tell.
anywho, today was about the 2nd or 3rd time in the past 2 months that the battery has decided to die on us. we were on our way over to my aunt's house and when my mom tried to start the car, it just groaned for about 10 seconds before it finally turned over. at this point she was just pulling the car away from the garage so i could get something out of the back. not thinking straight, she shut the car off after she pulled it up. when we finally got ready to leave, she tried to start it again and it finally killed the battery. thankfully we share a driveway with our neighbor so he simply jumped it for us. got it started and we went to pick my brother up from school which is just a mile away. we parked out in front of the school like usual and left the car running for the 5-10 minutes we were sitting there. picked him up at 3:20 and went over to our aunt's house. we got there about 3:30 and didnt leave till around 7. it started right up when we went to leave.
anywho, as a kind of safety precaution, when we got home i pulled the interior lighting fuse so the lights would stay out.
i also should add that this car also is "supposed" to have a "battery saver" relay in it where it will shut off uneccessary accessories like the interior lighting and whatnot after the car has been parked and off for an hour. never works when its supposed to.
anywho, 'nuff of my *****ing and moaning. any recommendations for a good deep cycle battery?