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Old 05-29-2020, 04:52 AM   #57
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Iím using Napa marine/rv deep cycle 8ds going on seven years now.
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Old 05-30-2020, 10:25 AM   #58
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My Magna came with 2 8D house batteries. I replace them with two Lifeline 8Ds. They were great, they lasted six years (I boondock 3 or 4 months a year). I decided to try Trojan T-105 golf cart batteries. Eric Olstrom modified my slide-out battery tray to make it about an inch deeper allowing me to put six T105s in there. That's about 680 amp hours versus 500 for 2 8D's. The Trojans also lasted about six years I just replaced them with Duracell golf cart batteries from batteries plus. They are actually Deka batteries made by East Penn which are supposed to be quite high quality. I called the nearest Trojan dealer and they quoted me $200 each T105's. You can get cheap AGM's for that price these days and I'm hearing the Trojans are no better than the Duracell's. If I had the money I would get 6 volt AGM's or in my case try to get the double rack that many Magnus came with that would allow for 4 ad AGMs. With the watering system the maintenance on flooded GC batteries it's really not that big a deal. What I've experienced is that whatever you save on battery costs by buying flooded batteries you pay for in generator diesel since they take a lot longer to charge up than AGMs. This is only an issue if you boondock lot.
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Old 05-30-2020, 11:58 PM   #59
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You might be able to find that much but not typical/necessary. I just bought & installed 8 Duracell 6V AGM GC2s for under $200 each.
That's 1/3 of your quoted price???
Mine about right from what I've seen as FLA vs AGM vs Li
Using $100 / 100 AH FLA
AGM IS $200 = 2X
Firefly foam AGM $500 = 5X
Li $800-1000 = 8-10X ?
Don, I cannot find any Duracell AGM 6 volt GC2 batteries at Batteries Plus. Lots of Duracell gc-2 batteries but not AGM. Can you please post a link to what you purchased for under $200.
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Don, I cannot find any Duracell AGM 6 volt GC2 batteries at Batteries Plus. Lots of Duracell gc-2 batteries but not AGM. Can you please post a link to what you purchased for under $200.
Sam's Club is where I got mine.
https://www.samsclub.com/p/duracell-...p_product_1_12
If you search their website for AGM battys you will get many sizes available.
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Old 05-31-2020, 07:46 AM   #61
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I went with 2 300ah LiFePo4 batteries from here
https://www.lifebluebattery.com/home/index.html

Drop in replacement for the 4d AGM's I had
Room for two more if I decide I need/want them
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I have an 05 Allure 470. It came with 4 - 4D batteries that dont really fit in battery bay. Could you show me a picture of your setup? I am in the Phx. Az. area and summer temps are high. I am having to fill batteries every 3-4 weeks while in storage. I'm wondering how the dry cell batteries would perform. Thanks for your help
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Also in the Phoenix area, I have 2 Chassis batteries and 4 AGM batteries.
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I would guess more AH,easier to handle due to weight,true deep cycle and can be found cheaper.

Join AITA* and receive big discounts at NAPA , My CC uses 9 batteries total 1 Group 27 , 4 Group 31's , 4 8D's . My 8D's were $215.00 ea. with the discount Label says Marine RV Deep Cycle. I check and add Distilled Water 3 times a year.
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