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Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       04-08-2011, 10:24 AM Reply   
Excellent onboard charger that many here are using... This is the best price i've ever seen..

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...r&merchID=4005

Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-08-2011, 11:36 AM Reply   
Makes you wonder if they are going to coming out with something new for the season. Great charger at a great price.
Old    Charlie Koch (cwkoch)      Join Date: Aug 2006       04-08-2011, 11:56 AM Reply   
Damn.... I just bought two of the Cabela's ones at $169 ..... I'll have to see if they'll refund the $70 difference on the two!!
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-09-2011, 8:50 AM Reply   
Gander Mountain also has them for that price. Are they the same company?
http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...attery_Charger
Old     (frosty2469)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-09-2011, 10:34 AM Reply   
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Gander Mountain also has them for that price. Are they the same company?
http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...attery_Charger
Yes, they are the same company.
Old    Mik (norcalrider)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-12-2011, 3:14 PM Reply   
Not to hijack but what is the advantage of that charger vs. a maintainer like: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher...i_sku=13005742

Other than speed of course I would assume for the most part a maintainer would be suitable for most application of charging at home or from a dock with power.
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       04-12-2011, 3:49 PM Reply   
you get what you pay for
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-12-2011, 6:21 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by norcalrider View Post
Not to hijack but what is the advantage of that charger vs. a maintainer like: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Schumacher...i_sku=13005742

Other than speed of course I would assume for the most part a maintainer would be suitable for most application of charging at home or from a dock with power.
You answered your own question, a maintainer maintains and doesn't charge worth a crap on a depleted battery. Premature battery failure is in your future if you go that route.

Thats the short answer, the long answer goes into the technology involved with the promariner. Download the owners manual or go to their website and there is enough info there to keep you up all night.
Old     (UNvisible)      Join Date: May 2010       04-12-2011, 6:33 PM Reply   
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you get what you pay for
Not sure what you mean by this.... The charger is commonly used here, and retails for $220 i believe...
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       04-12-2011, 6:47 PM Reply   
I think you misunderstood which one I was referring to
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Old    Tyler Smith (smitty1258)      Join Date: Jun 2009       04-12-2011, 9:35 PM Reply   
Get an extra $15 off @ gander mountain use code GM4WL4 and they always have free shipping which overtons does not.

While your at it, get yourself some of the best dock lines you can ever get!

http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...r=view&i=87151
Old    Mik (norcalrider)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-13-2011, 9:47 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by 05mobiuslsv View Post
You answered your own question, a maintainer maintains and doesn't charge worth a crap on a depleted battery. Premature battery failure is in your future if you go that route.

Thats the short answer, the long answer goes into the technology involved with the promariner. Download the owners manual or go to their website and there is enough info there to keep you up all night.
There are a lot of maintainers that are desulfators as well and are a fraction of the price of the promariner charger. These $20-$50 maintainers also have microprocessors and do the float/trickle/sleep things of these expensive chargers. I guess I haven't been sold one way or another and google hasn't provided any definitive answers as expensive chargers also maintain and maintainers also charge. It's just a function of time. I was hoping there would be some solid answers in regards to the need of one vs. the other here.

I guess if you're planning on charging banks with multiple batteries in each bank the expense makes sense. But either way fully discharging a battery will shorten their lifespan as well so you're probably screwed if that's happening unless the battery is a deep cycle.
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       04-13-2011, 10:02 AM Reply   
battery tender has been the goto charger/maintainer for some time. maybe you could compare these specs with batt tender's.
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-13-2011, 10:51 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by smitty1258 View Post
Get an extra $15 off @ gander mountain use code GM4WL4 and they always have free shipping which overtons does not.

While your at it, get yourself some of the best dock lines you can ever get!

http://www.gandermountain.com/modper...r=view&i=87151
Tried that code in google chrome and it did not work. Anyone else try??
Old    Tyler Smith (smitty1258)      Join Date: Jun 2009       04-13-2011, 12:21 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by tampawake View Post
Tried that code in google chrome and it did not work. Anyone else try??
GM4WL4

Here is the email conformation I got last night.

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Qty x Item

2 x Stretch N Slide Dock Line 87151 $29.98

1 x ProMariner ProSport 20 Plus Onboard Battery Charger 87115 $135.99


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Merchandise Subtotal: $165.97
Discount Details: $15.00 off
Discount: -$15.00
Shipping & Handling: $0.00
Tax:* $10.57
*Sales tax amount may vary based on local, county, or state tax laws.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Order Total: $161.54
code is from http://www.retailmenot.com/view/gandermountain.com

Last edited by smitty1258; 04-13-2011 at 12:24 PM.
Old    Brent H (BlitzedVLX)      Join Date: Feb 2011       04-13-2011, 4:03 PM Reply   
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Originally Posted by tampawake View Post
Tried that code in google chrome and it did not work. Anyone else try??
Total needs to be over $100 to apply coupon.
Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       04-14-2011, 8:44 AM Reply   
aaaah ok thanks I dont need the big boy just two batteries
Old    Jason (jtech)      Join Date: Aug 2008       04-14-2011, 11:40 AM Reply   
Just picked up the 20+ at West Marine on a price match. Hassle free deal, no shipping or Tax! Great deal IMO.

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