My Battle Born batteries arrived today and appear to be in excellent shape. I was a little worried about them being thrown around during shipping but the boxes looked in pretty good shape considering the weight of the batteries and how many different times they were handled.
I'm not sure when I'm going to install them because my old batteries are still working as long as they get charged every day and since I'm at my daughter's house I can plug in if I need to.
I guess I'm going to have to take my old batteries back to Northern Arizona wind and solar where I bought them from to get my core charge back, which isn't a problem since their in Flagstaff Arizona and I'll be going through there when I make my winter trip to the desert. But it does mean I'll be hauling around almost 300 pounds of old batteries until I can get to Flagstaff.
I'm probably going to install them under my bed to be able to better control their temperature, and I will set them under their as soon as I can get other things out from under my bed so they have room. When I get them set in place I'll be able to measure what length of cable I'm going to need to reach them from the solar controller. You're supposed to keep that distance as short as possible and at the moment it's about 2 1/2 feet. My bed is directly over the old batteries so I don't anticipate the new cable being excessively long.