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Shultzy

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Posted: 08/08/20 04:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have a 2018 Georgetown GT 5 31L5 with 2 12 volt batteries. Considering replacing batteries with these. 2 6 volt AGM from Battteries Plus wired in series.

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Anyone have experience with these batteries?

Will I have to change my converter?

Thanks for any information.

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Posted: 08/08/20 05:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WIll you have to change conveter? Well there is a very slight difference in the charge specs but generaly no you will not.

Expierence: NOT with that specific battery however I did try AGM's once. Was not pleased.. did not feel the added cost was worth the alleged benefits.

What do I use: GC-2 is good but I use flooded wet.

That said. if access to the batteries is an issue AGM is Maintenance free. of all the MF lead acid batteries it's the most maintenance free.

So the choice is yours.. Mine are where I can water them when needed.


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Posted: 08/08/20 08:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Easy to say “just as good as Trojans.” Why is this battery better than others in cold weather? Are your current batteries not holding a charge? Inadequate amp hours? Do you recharge fully every day?


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Posted: 08/08/20 08:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

big bucks for what a couple wal mart marine batteries could do, just week end camping, mine are 4years old and still good. P.S I do complete shut down on my batteries I pull the ground when I,m done . leaving a battery hooked up will still draw some power in a week or to it,ll kill a battery.

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wa8yxm wrote:


Expierence: NOT with that specific battery however I did try AGM's once. Was not pleased ... did not feel the added cost was worth the alleged benefits.

What do I use: GC-2 is good but I use flooded wet.

Concur !

If I could talk myself into AGM GC-2, I would buy Trojan brand.

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As I did not enjoy laying down in the snow to check 7 12 volt house batteries, I moved to AGM. Next summer I'll be upgrading to SiO2, which will be the last set of batteries I'll ever need to buy.


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Posted: 08/08/20 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The absolute only reason to use AGMs in an RV is if you must keep them inside where fumes from a Flooded set would be unacceptable. Otherwise a total waste of money at twice the cost for the AH. BTDT, now back to flooded 6s and am happy [emoticon]


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Posted: 08/08/20 06:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't see any need in buying AGM batteries.
I bought four flooded lead acid 6 volt 235 ah golf cart batteries for a $525.


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Oh yeah? Why not use Velcro and wing nuts and buy car starting batteries? Cheaper, 7 year warranty. Three year free exchange...

Fact is my Lifelines, cost me far less to use than any cheapskate warehouse battery. Not a little less. WAY WAY less. And when someone beats 22 years for a flooded battery drop me a post card.

It's all in the maintenance. 127% of purchases say they'll do it. Less than 10% come close to actually doing it.

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Posted: 08/09/20 08:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Post the model number of the existing converter to get best suggestions.
There are more advantages to AGM than just that they are sealed.


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