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Old 03-19-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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I am new to this forum, just retiring with plans to use our Class A coach a lot. We bought it used, but very well maintained. Of course, new tires and batteries are needed.

I was interested in anyones experience using the Blue Top Optima, 12V Deep Cycle D34M, AGM Spiralcell, made by Johnson Controls. It is the same size as the 6V Lifeline GPL-4CT and Deka 8AGC2M, so four could fit in the space of the failing Interstates. Costco price for the Optimas is $154 vs $275 for the Lifeline/Deka, so considerably cost savings. Also over 80 pound weight saving.

I am tempted, but would value anyones opinion.


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Old 03-19-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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While I can't help you with your questions I would like to welcome you to iRV2. Congratulations on your recent retirement. Post often and tell us about your travel experiences. Don't be afraid to ask questions.


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If you have room for 4 batteries you should consider 4, 6volt Trojan 145's. I have room for only three so I use Costco Deep Cycle Marine, cheap and have a great warranty anywhere around the country. I know that they are not the best but have worked for us and we dry camp alot.
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