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Old 11-28-2020, 11:30 AM   #1
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Briter Batteries

I am still using the original 8 agm batteries on my late 14 build 2015 Anthem and think it wise to replace them before they quit on me. Mostly we stay plugged in at campgrounds and store on 15 amp service. We occasionally Wally or Cabala camp or use a truck stop overnight. Does anyone have experience with these lithium batteries? My current set are GC2 sized.
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Steve, I don’t have any personal experience with Briter batteries, but I recall they were the preferred brand of lithium batteries in the opinion of Gary Bunzer. Gary was the long-time ”RV Doctor” (technical advisor) for FMCA before his unfortunate passing earlier this year.

Based on the usage patterns you described, I can’t see any reason to spend the extra money for lithium batteries. Your current AGM’s have apparently served you well and I’d be inclined to simply replace like for like. Others here on the forum may have differing opinions.

If you decide to go with AGM batteries, Lifeline is the premier brand in my opinion/experience. They’re typically more expensive than the competing brands, but they’re made in the USA and if you have a problem a real person with real expertise will answer the phone when you call.
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I agree with the other post, if your batteries served you well for 6 years, why change to something else.

The benefit of Lithium is longer life, but are you going to be RVing in the same coach in 20 to 30 years ?
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I just replaced my house batteries with Lifeline at a cost of $2580 with free shipping. From what I’ve read, if you switch to Lithium you have to also replace the Inverter(s). With the added expense and probable replacement of other electronics, I would not go with Lithium since you advise you rarely dry camp. Just my 2 cents. The Lifeline Batteries should allow my coach a good 8-9 hours of run time before the Generator auto starts due to low voltage.
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Steve, I don’t have any personal experience with Briter batteries, but I recall they were the preferred brand of lithium batteries in the opinion of Gary Bunzer. Gary was the long-time ”RV Doctor” (technical advisor) for FMCA before his unfortunate passing earlier this year.

Based on the usage patterns you described, I can’t see any reason to spend the extra money for lithium batteries. Your current AGM’s have apparently served you well and I’d be inclined to simply replace like for like. Others here on the forum may have differing opinions.

If you decide to go with AGM batteries, Lifeline is the premier brand in my opinion/experience. They’re typically more expensive than the competing brands, but they’re made in the USA and if you have a problem a real person with real expertise will answer the phone when you call.
which Lifeline would you get for an Anthem? Don't need quite yet, but curious
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which Lifeline would you get for an Anthem? Don't need quite yet, but curious
Depends on the model year.

2016 & earlier Anthems had eight GC2 batteries located in two slide-out trays - four batteries in each tray, with the trays one above the other in the first basement storage compartment behind the driver's side steer tire. For an owner wishing to replace those batteries with Lifeline, the Lifeline part number would be GPL-4CT.

2017 and later Anthems have four L16 batteries located in a closed compartment in the center of the coach side-to-side, just behind the second pass-through basement storage compartment. The Lifeline part number for their L16 batteries is GPL-L16T.
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Briter made a sponsor deal with FMCA. Gary was also an employee of FMCA. Perhaps this played some role in his support? From the info I’ve seen there really isn’t any great reason to choose their batteries over the other big makes like Battleborn. Briter’s products were more expensive and had shorter warranties. The only benefit I could see was to support FMCA.
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I just replaced my house batteries with Lifeline at a cost of $2580 with free shipping. From what I’ve read, if you switch to Lithium you have to also replace the Inverter(s). With the added expense and probable replacement of other electronics, I would not go with Lithium since you advise you rarely dry camp. Just my 2 cents. The Lifeline Batteries should allow my coach a good 8-9 hours of run time before the Generator auto starts due to low voltage.

Where did you purchase them from? Seems like you got a good deal with shipping and I might be in the market very soon.
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