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Old 08-21-2013, 11:46 PM   #15
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Those lithiums look sweet but the prices are out of my league. Is anyone using Deka AGM batteries? I need 6 size 8D and Dekas are a lot less than Lifelines. l installed Lifelines in my last rig and they were great.
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Old 08-22-2013, 03:39 PM   #16
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Fullriver DC260-12 260 Ah 8D AGM batteries are $625 each and have a 2 year replacement, subsequent 3 year prorated warranty.

Lifeline GPL-8DL 255 Ah 8D AGM batteries are $700 and have a 1 year replacement, subsequent 4 year prorated warranty.

Deka 8A8DLTP 245 Ah 8D AGM batteries are $600 and have a 1 year replacement warranty.

I went with Fullrivers. Too many people on the Internet say Dekas are crap for me to consider them. And no Lifeline would fit well in my space.

Try Battery Systems.
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Old 08-25-2013, 01:16 AM   #17
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Fullriver, I don't understand your post. All 8-Ds are the same size so why would Lifelines not fit? Dekas and Lifelines can be had for far less than the prices you mention.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:11 AM   #18
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Fullriver DC260-12 260 Ah 8D AGM batteries are $625 each and have a 2 year replacement, subsequent 3 year prorated warranty.

Lifeline GPL-8DL 255 Ah 8D AGM batteries are $700 and have a 1 year replacement, subsequent 4 year prorated warranty.

Deka 8A8DLTP 245 Ah 8D AGM batteries are $600 and have a 1 year replacement warranty.

I went with Fullrivers. Too many people on the Internet say Dekas are crap for me to consider them. And no Lifeline would fit well in my space.

Try Battery Systems.
I replaced my 7yr old lifelines 8D in May,, I just happened to be in Calif., purchaser and picked up at their location, saved a bundle about 200per battery., and I kept the old ones, 2 was checking weak, 2 was ok. Call lifeline direct. Marvin
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Fullriver, I don't understand your post. All 8-Ds are the same size so why would Lifelines not fit? Dekas and Lifelines can be had for far less than the prices you mention.
Please don't address me as Fullriver, as it is inconsiderate. jackfish will do. I was only relating my circumstances. I needed Group 27 6-volt batteries, Lifelines would not fit. Where are you finding Lifelines and Dekas for less?
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Please don't address me as Fullriver, as it is inconsiderate. jackfish will do. I was only relating my circumstances. I needed Group 27 6-volt batteries, Lifelines would not fit. Where are you finding Lifelines and Dekas for less?
Deka, East penn mfg., makes a lot of different batteries, NAPA Legend is the exact same battery, long list of others, I have gotten good service from thier batteries, have legends now for starting..
Shipping is a big cost.
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Shipping is a big cost.
That's why Fullrivers can be a good option. Distributors in most every state to eliminate shipping costs. Fullriver Battery
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I found some cheaper prices:

Six Lifeline GPL-8DLs can be had for $644 each delivered from Centex Batteries in Bastrop, TX.

Six Fullriver DC260-12s can be had for $600 each picked up a the nearest distributor.

Six Deka 8A8DLTPs can be had for $524.99 each plus several hundred dollars in shipping from earthpowerstore.com whoever they are.

Look at the specifications, warranties and reviews before purchasing, and good luck!
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If you must waste money on AGM. LIFELINE.

I have read one poster who said they do not tolerate low temps as well as other types.. I do not believe that but.. I do pass it on with the qualification that I don't believe it.

I do believe that AGM's are very costly compared to wet cells and good Six Volt Deep cycle batteries are relative inexpensive (Lowest cost per amp hour of any battery short of a "Fire Sale" and your best bet unless there is an overriding concern requiring AGM.
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If you were to go with the AGM style I would go Lifeline. I have to many friends that have had the Deka with bad luck.

I am going on 8 years with my 6 Lifelines and they work like new. I also do monitor the use and do not abuse them like some.

I don't care what battery you have, if you abuse them then they will not perform well for long. Except for the lithiums? Don't know on that.

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Jackfish, sorry for calling you by the name of the battery you mentioned. I never heard of Fullriver and it seems like an appropriate handle for this site so my dislexia kicked in. Anyway, I was quoted $488 each for Deka 8-Ds INSTALLED by a local LA dealer, and $575 for the Lifeline 8-Ds from www.trans-specialists.net. Delivery cost for all 6 Lifelines was just $65 to Los Angeles. I would prefer the Lifelines but due to a warranty issue I'm getting the Dekas installed this week. My batteries are double stacked and the 8-Ds weigh nearly 200lbs, so getting them installed is back saver and a real value.
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Jackfish, sorry for calling you by the name of the battery you mentioned. I never heard of Fullriver and it seems like an appropriate handle for this site so my dislexia kicked in. Anyway, I was quoted $488 each for Deka 8-Ds INSTALLED by a local LA dealer, and $575 for the Lifeline 8-Ds from www.trans-specialists.net. Delivery cost for all 6 Lifelines was just $65 to Los Angeles. I would prefer the Lifelines but due to a warranty issue I'm getting the Dekas installed this week. My batteries are double stacked and the 8-Ds weigh nearly 200lbs, so getting them installed is back saver and a real value.
The lifeline mfg. Is in Azusa,Ca., l picked mine up there, 8d, I have four and installed myself, a little engeering, used my step ladder and just slid them down from the pickup bed, one at a time. I paid around 450ea. In may.
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LA-HODAG, if you haven't purchased the Dekas yet check out Battery Systems in LA for a quote on the Fullriver DC260-12. Be sure to tell them of the quotes you have received on other batteries. The extra capacity and warranty might be worth the marginal cost increase to you. There are six Battery Systems locations within 50 miles of LA.

Battery Systems of Los Angeles
1330 South Boyle St
Los Angeles, CA 90023
Contact: Jose Montes
Phone: (323) 265-4663
Fax: (323) 265-4977
Email: JMontes@batterysystems.net
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm

The Deka 8A8DLTP weighs 161 lbs., not quite 200 lbs. The Fullriver DC260-12 weighs 172.4 lbs. and the Lineline GPL-8DL weighs 156 lbs.
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Mytime, you paid $450 for Lifeline 8-D's? Can I hire you to negotiate my divorce settlement? That is a fantastic price.
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