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Old 11-30-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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Best House Batteries?

The batteries in my Gulfstream Conquest finally bit the dust ( My fault , let them run dry-leave my unit plugged up at home all time) and am curious what others have found to be the best replacements- flooded. AGM, Gel. I an leaning toward AGM but this is spendy when purchasing 2. To prevent a repeat of my mistake I plan to mount a battery tender and only connect to shore power when preparing for a trip .

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Old 11-30-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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I am going to have to say that it all depends on how you use them and how much money you are wanting to spend.........these are the 2 biggest deciding factors.
Hear is some reading https://www.google.com/search?q=Best...=14&gws_rd=ssl till others chime in to help you out.

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Old 11-30-2014, 01:03 PM   #3
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AGM if you are willing to spend the money and don't want to check water. I don't want to do either, so have stayed with Trojan wet batteries with the addition of a Profill watering system to greatly ease the checking/filling effort.
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Old 11-30-2014, 01:04 PM   #4
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I had the same dilemma several months ago, lost my batteries for basically the same reason as you. After more time than anyone should spend on this and endless research, input from the members here and advice from local RV service, I went to Sam’s club and bought 2 golf cart batteries for $70+- each. I just need to remember to check the water level more often. Good luck.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:06 AM   #5
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I will most likely go with 2 golf cart batteries as reserve is more with 2 6v than 2 12v Optimas for half the price. I don't dry camp often but having more reserve would be nice for the times I do. I just have to be more diligent in checking water level.
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Golf cart batteries are the bang for the buck. That is a fact, but while you are at it, rriipp out the current converter and put in a 3~4 stage modern and the batteries won't get boiled dry. Leave the coach on shore power when you are not traveling and you won't need a pint of water in the next year. This is exactly what I did for owners of expensive boats before the depression killed out business.


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