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Old 03-16-2015, 06:20 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by John Stott View Post
I need to replace the 2 - 12 volt Deep Cycle coach batteries in my 2005 National Seabreeze and was recently told to get gel batteries. I know that they cost twice as much as regular batteries but want to know if they are worth the extra cost. Can anyone tell me what they recommend?

Thanks in advance for any guidance.

I'd go with AGM not gel

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I too would choose AGM over Gel, but mostly because the selection and price competition is better. Functionally they are similar. We've been using AGMs in our coach for the past 11 years with good results.

However, the most cost effective house battery is the GC2 golf cart 6v deep cycle. Probably half the price of AGM or Gel and the same perfromance & longevity. The only draw back is that you have to occasionally check the water in the cells and add if needed. With atop quality charger that's probably a 1-2x per year chore, but with a less capable charger it might be every 1-2 months. The AGMs and Gels are sealed and do not require checks. They also don't vent gases that can corrode the metal in the battery tray & cables. A nice advantage, but costly.

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