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Old 04-02-2014, 02:32 PM   #15
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I love how people say that we waste money on AGM's.
Me too. I consider my AGM's to be one of the best improvements I made to my RV.

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Old 04-02-2014, 04:21 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by UFO Pilot View Post
Me too. I consider my AGM's to be one of the best improvements I made to my RV.
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IF you must waste your money on AGM's. I would go with Lifeline.. however other than the ability to install on their side, or even upside down if needed, I see no advantage over other types and a higher cost.
Your harping about the negative issues of AGM batteries is getting a little old. Those that choose to go AGM are fully aware of the cost difference and are willing to pay it. Those of us that have AGMs apparently see enough advantage to purchase them again, me included.

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Old 04-02-2014, 04:46 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by hes4all View Post
I love how people say that we waste money on AGM's.
The real money wasters are those who buy wet cells for "VALUE" then proceed to murder them with dumb chargers, no EQ, no water, tap water and using beyond 50% discharge until "the lights go dim", never taking the time to recharge to a full 100%... then leave them for the winter in North Dakota half charged and blame quality control for their bulging batteries in the spring.

AGM's are a helluva value in that they protect most owners from themselves!
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:48 PM   #18
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Bought my replacements at Battery Plus. At the time thought the price and warranty (5 year I think) was better than others I checked out. The store even removed the old and connected the new. So far after a year I am happy.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:42 PM   #19
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Your grandma told you, and I will remind you, you get what you pay for.
AGMs are worth the extra initial cost in many ways over their life,
as has been noted in previous posts.
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:04 PM   #20
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One thing that many people don't know is that the charge rate for Lifeline AGM's is higher than any other AGM or lead battery. That is the reason for the setting on the Magnum units.

Someone on the forum awhile ago posted that you could not charge them as fast as lead so that is why they didn't by them.

Some might ask why this is good? For a few reason, some camp grounds have quite time limiting geny run time and for solar users. The later is why I went with them.

My solar is set for the Lifelines and it charges them at the recommended 14.6-14.7. volts.

I am not going to get into what is "Better". That is up to you and the end user.

They work for me and to be honest, that is all I care about!

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I have a 5th wheel with a average inverter installed magnetek 6520? Can I use agm Batteries ??? your opinion is very welcome?

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