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Old 05-18-2008, 07:59 PM   #1
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Noise reduction, 2 house batteries?

Hi,

Is there really any benefit to adding Complete Road Kill Noise Reduction in a gas powered V-10 Ford van?
A diesel engine is obviously louder, but would this upgrade really benefit a gas powered V-10 Ford van?

Is having 2 house batteries a good move? I will be using an inverter. Is it possible to charge both house batteries while the engine is on?

Any replies would be appreciated!!

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Old 05-18-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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I can't comment on the Road Noise Kill, but we added two Second SKin products for our Diesel, and only three days into ownership we have not see heat or noise problems.

We also do have 2 house batteries and the Xantrex inverter. Both batteries are charged any time there is battery charging going on.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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Thanks Greg,

What is this second skin product? I do not know of it.

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Old 05-18-2008, 08:10 PM   #4
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When driving the alternator charges the van batteries, then the house batteries. When on shore power, the opposite. How many starter or house batteries you have is irrelevant to the charging. That's all assuming you have a separator (post ~05) not an isolater (pre ~06).

Multiple house batteries just give you more capacity. 1 "4D" AGM is approximately (very roughly) equivalent to 2 of the smaller house batteries. Myself I have 2x "4D" AGMs.

What you need to do is figure out how much power you need, how much time you'll spend without driving or being plugged in, and then figure out how much battery you need. Once that's done you can decide whether to supply that need with single or multiple house batteries and how many.

Clear as mud eh?
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Search the site for Dynomat--- second skin is the same stuff.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:17 PM   #6
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2 house batteries

Wow,

Thanks for the info. Sounds like 2 house batteries are better than one. How could you go wrong?

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Spending extra money for the install and replacements for capacity you will never ever need comes to mind...
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Hmmmm,

Guess I will be working on that muddy formula you offered!
What type of battery do you use?

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Old 05-18-2008, 10:39 PM   #9
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Sound deadning materials

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Here is the web site for Second Skin .
www.secondskinaudio.com
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Hi Greggde,

Thank you for the link!

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