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Old 02-13-2017, 06:31 PM   #1
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Lifeline battery for 2015 Cornerstone?

Wondering if anyone has changed OEM batteries on your Entegra to Lifeline brand? Pros / Cons? Thanks in advance for your help & advice!


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Just my OP !
Lifeline's are nothing more than a std AGM battery - nothing more- Look them up before you spend un- necessary $$ for something you really don't need . JMO !
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Wondering if anyone has changed OEM batteries on your Entegra to Lifeline brand? Pros / Cons? Thanks in advance for your help & advice!


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There is one person on here that has changed to Concord Lifeline AGM batteries so hopefully he will chime in. If you do switch remember to change both inverters to AGM1 for the battery type.
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I have a good friend that installed Lifelines, and got the same years of life from them as other reputableable batteries. AH seemed a bit better, but only by a small margin.

It is certainly a good battery.

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Just my OP !
Lifeline's are nothing more than a std AGM battery - nothing more- Look them up before you spend un- necessary $$ for something you really don't need . JMO !
They take a different charging profile so there is an internal difference.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:18 PM   #6
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I know when I was house battery shopping a month ago the life lines that fit in the anthem and cornerstone tray were kinda low amp hour rating.. you can only go about 10 inches high... the nice high amp rating ones won't fit...
I ended up with a 230 ah flooded.. from the stock 207 ah I though that was a nice upgrade... unfortunately have not had a opportunity yet to really use the coach yet for a full report on my replacements... but in theory it should be more sustainment out there in battery land. Jmo
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You will probably never notice a 23 amp hour change, plus you only really get half of the change due to wanting to discharge to only 50%.
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23 AH per pair, how many pairs do you have ?
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23 AH per pair, how many pairs do you have ?
There are 8 house batteries in a anthem and cornerstone .. 23 ah x 8 = an extra 184 amp hours which equals to having a whole nother half a battery in the coach ,, so it's like now having 8 in a half
But according to mr d it's not noticeable... ??
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No, sorry, 23 X 4. 6 volt pairs don't add AH. Only 92 added AH.
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Ok 8 and a quarter more then
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First, thanks to all for replies so far.

757Driver (Don) thanks for the note to chg inverters bat type if we go w Lifeline bat.

We don't think our batt are performing up to par? i.e., former MH 8 AGM batt seemed to hold charge off shore better than CS. Both MH we purchased new from dealer inventory ..so both on dealer lots 6-7 mo. (We haven't trusted batt to boondock at all, and only brief times off shore power to-date at s&b mostly if unloading / loading supplies. FWIW, currently CS winterized indoor bldg not heated & 30 amp; during 'season' but 2-3 week intervals between trips we also have outdoor parking place w 50 amp at s& b. When travel stay sites w shore pwr on trips so far.)

Going to MotherShip in a couple months and doing our homework prior to that.

Lowejug we hadn't thought we would go to flooded? Though it looks like others have done this on 45' MH so food for thought. Thanks for your insights.

Thought I had read posts awhile back that Lifelines are built to military specs, thus, may be 'better'? So really reading and learning here from everyone.

Feel free to continue sharing, we are glad for the help thinking this through.

So great to know others so willing to share knowledge and help us - thanks to all

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I had my two year old OEM batteries replaced with lifelines because of poor performance of the OEMs. Best thing I ever did.

Maybe the individual battery companies are easier or harder on themselves with their testing and ratings and that makes comparing them difficult. Testing by an independent lab and better quantitative comparison would be really nice.

The lifelines with almost the same ratings as the discovers last about 35% longer in my application in the Anthem. They are also supposed to last longer and have better construction.

Just based on using them for a year I would buy them again.
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Try universal batteries for fitment used them in large bore motorcycles for years.
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