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Old 11-15-2014, 07:44 AM   #1
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Best AGM battery?

I need to replace my four 6 volt flooded batteries and would like to use AGM type batteries I have heard life line are the best but do not want to spend thousands. I do boondock several times a year but not full time. What AGM batteries offer the best value?
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Old 11-15-2014, 07:50 AM   #2
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Well, I'd like to talk you out of wasting your money on AGM's since what you have now gives the best "Bang for your Buck" but if you must go AGM.

LIFELINE is considered to be the best.

Though there may be one or two specialty brands that are better,, Those can be like hen's teeth (Very hard to find) of the brands you can find LIFELINE is considered the best.
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Mike, you haven't mentioned why you would "like" to switch to AGM's. Since you said you do minimal boondocking is the additional cost worth it?

I personally have Lifeline's and for me are worth the money, but we boondock often for a week or more at a time.
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There are no inexpensive AGMs, but you can get private label brands that are considerably less than Lifeline or Trojan. Sam's Club even has them. All the 4 major battery manufacturers make AGMs as well as flooded cell batteries now, and none of them are junk.

On the other hand, other than the elimination of periodic water-level checks, why spend $$ on AGM when you already have golf cart GC2's? The GC2's will actually have slightly higher amp-hour capacity, and with minimal care will last as long or longer than a equivalent AGM. For price/performance, it's hard to beat the GC2.
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My Lifelines will be 11 years old in January and when it comes time to replace, I'll use them again.
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Ditto on the Lifelines. We've been using them 5 years on 2 different rigs.
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Just make sure your charger is set up to handle them!
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Old 11-15-2014, 06:33 PM   #8
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The reason I wanted AGM was less discharge per month and quicker charge time and you don't have to deal with the water
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Does Trojan make an AGM battery?
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Yes, I just got 4 new ones installed in my coach a month or so ago. I didn't pay for them as the service center messed up my NAPA Specialty AGM batteries and since they had a hard time finding a direct replacement, they upgraded me to the Trojans. Said it cost them $1000 for them (or what they would have charged me for them, whichever).
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Am I wrong on this or should I look at flooded batteries?
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Do you think trojans are better value then lifeline?
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How much per 6 volt battery did you pay and how many amp hours is it?
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I need to replace my four 6 volt flooded batteries and would like to use AGM type batteries I have heard life line are the best but do not want to spend thousands. I do boondock several times a year but not full time. What AGM batteries offer the best value?

Check out this link

http://www.powerstridebattery.com/ca...try%5B27%5D=27

You can also just get quantity 4 105 amp hour LifeLine AGM 12 volt batteries
and wire them in parallel.....gives you 420 amp hours
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