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Old 03-03-2015, 06:35 AM   #1
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Time for new house bats

Mine still chrge but are 5 years old and just don't hold it long so time for 2 new 12 volts. Not a boondoggler So looking for some reasonableAGM's. What I have found so far at walmart seem to be reasonable for around 100 each.

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Old 03-03-2015, 06:51 AM   #2
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$100 for a deep cycle 12 volt AGM is a real bargain. Doubt you could beat that deal. Ones I've seen are at least twice that.
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Thought you were talking about the real thing. Love my bats, they've been here since the in-laws (1862). Bat houses on all out buildings. Maybe that's why she loves rving ?
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Mine still chrge but are 5 years old and just don't hold it long so time for 2 new 12 volts. Not a boondoggler So looking for some reasonableAGM's. What I have found so far at walmart seem to be reasonable for around 100 each.

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A word of caution. Check out who they were made by and the AH rating.
Not all AGM batteries are deep cycle, some are hybrid and others are starting batteries.
There are good and bad AGMs.
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Old 03-03-2015, 12:37 PM   #5
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SO which ones would you recommend?
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Old 03-03-2015, 01:49 PM   #6
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ones at wlamart are deep cycle with 85 RCC. That is as good as any
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Most folks use amp hours (AH) when comparing house batteries. An 85 reserve capacity (RC) rating equals about 35 AH. (RC X .4167 =AH) That is very low for a house battery. A $100 lead acid rv/marine battery is closer to 55AH. Here is a list of deep cycle batteries for comparison. RV Motorhome Batteries | Sealed AGM and Gel RV and Motor Home Battery
There is a 12 volt 50AH AGM for $90. That might work if you are always on shore power. But there may be a good bad reason it is so cheap. Saving a few bucks on batteries might be penny wise ...
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I've got Fullriver AGM batteries. They are real deep cycle batteries. You can find distributors in all states.
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ones at wlamart are deep cycle with 85 RCC. That is as good as any
Rather difficult for anyone to give advice without knowing which manufacturer and the type of battery that is being discussed. Not all AGMs are created equal.
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It's true that not all AGMs are equal, but in general the AGM design holds up well under "deep cycling" and you an use the amp-hour (AH) or Reserve Capacity (RC) numbers to compare capacity. However, edsperfect days he doesn't boondock, so a high capacity would not be important to him - just long term reliability and price. I would think the Walmart AGMs would be adequate for his needs. There are probably other private label brands available too, including those at Costco and Sams Club.
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Actually the ones at sam's club for 104 dollars are duracell
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Duracell is just a marketing label - the battery will be made by one of the small number of US battery manufacturers that make AGMs in that size. There are dozens of brand names but only about four manufacturers who sell to the private-label market. Neither Concord (Lifeline) or Trojan sell for private labeling, but Johnson Controls, Exide, US Battery and East Penn all do.

To the best of my knowledge, Ray-o-vac does not make any larger AGMs, e.g. Group 24 or Group 27 size, but I've been wrong before... But they do license their name (and so does Duracell).
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I replaced my oem dual 6v Batts at 8 years with dual Excide 6v for about 140 each. 230 ah each. Work great!
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well specific gravity is way off in one cell in each battery so i think they are toast
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