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Old 09-21-2020, 11:07 PM   #1
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Good Battery?

How does everyone feel about this battery? There will be two of them going in a 26 ft 5th wheel. Two is all I can get in there along with this size only. About 25% boondocking, maybe a week at a time, with the rest in RV parks with full hookups.
https://www.samsclub.com/p/marine-27...=plp_product_3
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:00 AM   #2
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I'm a big fan of Sam's Duracell AGMs made in USA by East Penn and think they are a best buy.
I have several of their AGMs in service and had good luck. 3 - 8Ds in boat completed 7 seasons and still going strong. I put 8 - GC2s in MH this spring.
Too bad you can't fit any larger but if thats what was in there before you should do at least as well.
If your charger has AGM setting best to switch.
AGMs like to be brought back to full charge often for best performance and life.
If any problems boondocking where you live I think I'd consider adding some solar capacity.
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I like the GC2ís but I would only be able to fit two. If one went out for any reason, I would be sol! Ha! Anyway, would you put a set of two of those AGMís in your rig? Think they would last if taken care of?
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I like the GC2ís but I would only be able to fit two. If one went out for any reason, I would be sol! Ha! Anyway, would you put a set of two of those AGMís in your rig? Think they would last if taken care of?
Short answer YES
I contacted East Penn and the tech rep confirmed that with their AGM line there is no different plate design for start or deep cycle... all of their AGMs will do both equally so no big advantage using AGM GCs like there is w FLA. Supporting the above East Penn AGMs spec both AH and CCA for all sizes.
On my boat I am in the process of preping wiring & area to install four GP31 AGMs for my house bank and two GP31 AGMs for my start and thruster bank.
That should provide the most flexibility of eliminating a bad batty or two or more and combining remaining into one bank (of similar design & age) and only replace those that are bad.
I considered using AGM GC2S but didn't see any advantage vs the GP31s.
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Old 09-24-2020, 07:28 AM   #5
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How does everyone feel about this battery? There will be two of them going in a 26 ft 5th wheel. Two is all I can get in there along with this size only. About 25% boondocking, maybe a week at a time, with the rest in RV parks with full hookups.
https://www.samsclub.com/p/marine-27...=plp_product_3
For a few bucks more you can get AGM Deep cycle batteries which are a better battery. Zero maintenance as they are sealed.
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I use these and they are good value for the money. I'm able to store my motorhome plugged in on my side driveway so the batteries stay on the charger during the winter and seem to last longer.

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How does everyone feel about this battery? There will be two of them going in a 26 ft 5th wheel. Two is all I can get in there along with this size only. About 25% boondocking, maybe a week at a time, with the rest in RV parks with full hookups.
https://www.samsclub.com/p/marine-27...=plp_product_3
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Old 09-24-2020, 10:32 PM   #7
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Thanks for everyone’s input...finally settled on two of these. Felt they were the best bang for the buck, and will fit in the battery bay. Lots of good reviews too. They will be here next week. Thanks again!
https://www.vmaxtanks.com/MR127-100-...tery_p_24.html
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I use these and they are good value for the money. I'm able to store my motorhome plugged in on my side driveway so the batteries stay on the charger during the winter and seem to last longer.
How does your converter do with the AGM batteries? Does it over charge, etc. My 5th wheel has a wfco 9855 and mfgr. says it will charge them well.
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