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You will get a variety of answers depending on members favorite. FLA least expensive, but require not only batty maint but MH batty bay will need maintbat some point.
I rebuilt my batty bay & tray once and decide it would be the last so went AGM.
Proponents of LiFePo feel strongly but a switch needs considerations as so called "drop ins" are a misnomer IMO.
So much depends on your style and art of boondocking and your budget
Don & Marge '13 Newmar Ventana 3433 - '14 CR-V TOAD
'03 Winnebago Adventurer 31Y - SOLD
Hi Patrick; You would be surprised how many posts happen here in this forum with problems after someone changes their batteries. A missed wire that slipped down behind the battery box, a wrong connection of where a wire went. Its easy to do unless their are only 2 connections. I mark all cables and wires and draw a diagram of where things go so there are no mistakes. Better safe than sorry!!!!
6V batteries have better performance and longevity for the dollar than 12V. You can get similarly performing 12V batteries but they cost more per Ah, so you don't normally pick 12V unless 6V won't physically fit. I, and many others buy them at box stores like costco and sam's club pretty much anywhere in the country. Premium brands may need to be ordered through specialty shops but if you're going down that road you know what you're after anyway.
Agree with dssl, batteries don't "suddenly" fail unless conditions change to cause that. Properly cared for batteries are pretty reliable and have a pretty slow rate of decline as they age. At 4 or 5 years I would keep an eye on their capacity but I wouldn't arbitrarily replace them. Knowing your capacity and power usage you'll have plenty of advance notice when it will be time to replace.