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Posted: 01/04/21 02:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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anutami wrote:

So if it ain’t broke do I just buy the same set or go with AGM’s as it is a pain the check the water levels and can possibly move them Inside etc.


AGMs for sure. The fact that's in a pain in the neck to check water level is exactly why I replaced my AF batteries with AGM. It's exactly why I killed the wet cell batteries too.

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It is OK to put AGM batteries inside an RV. Many people do it.

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anutami wrote:

So if it ain’t broke do I just buy the same set or go with AGM’s as it is a pain the check the water levels and can possibly move them Inside etc.

Any ideas on the best deals out there?

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Hi Nolan, you scared me with your thread title, I thought you sold your Wolf Creek. My 6v Duracell Ultra wet cells in my WC850 are the same age as your batteries, I'm thinking of going with AGM next just for the fact that checking water levels is such a chore. My batteries are tall and just fit in the compartment and making the connections is tuff. My battery box seemed to be about 1/4" short in depth for larger 12v batteries so I went with 6v to get more amp hours. I'm thinking AGM is the way to go.


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My two FullRiver DC105-12 batteries are still going strong after 6+ years. One is in the normal battery box and one is under the dinette. They are sealed AGM and will vent only under extreme conditions. I have zero concern that the small amount of hydrogen gas that may be vented will be any danger.

The risk from that battery in an "un-vented box" is far less than that of an oncoming cellphone-reading driver.....IMHO.


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markchengr wrote:

It is OK to put AGM batteries inside an RV. Many people do it.

There are flooded batteries, who have vent tube as well. Used by several car manufacturer when mounted under the seat. All you need is to drill 1/4" hole in the floor and push vent tubing in it.





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Thanks for all the replies, I was looking at getting the lifelines and almost pulling the trigger, but these blems (don't come with handles) caught my eye , anyone have any experience with DEKA's? Sounds like a pretty good deal, was thinking of getting 3 of them and putting one behind the battery compartment in my WC,

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The Deka 8A31DT (8A31DTM) is an American made AGM (absorved glass-mat) deep cycle battery.

The AGM technology allows for a completely sealed maintenance-free battery with no sulfuric acid leaks, no acid clean up, and more power in the same space when compared to conventional batteries. It has an under 2% per month self discharge rate.
These are manufactured by East Penn Manufacturing who also makes batteries for MK Battery.

The Deka 8A31DT (8A31DTM) is a direct replacement for any group 31 lead-acid, GEL, or AGM batteries.

Deka 8A31DT AGM Battery Specifications:
Nominal Voltage: 12V
Amp Hour Capacity @ 20 hr rate: 105 a/h
Reserve Capacity @ 25 amp discharge rate: 210 mins
BCI Group Size: 31
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I have used the cheap 6V ones from sams for almost 30 years in 10 different RV's. Best bang for the buck. I don't ever do anything to them and I can get 5-6 years out of them. I also discharge them all the time.
It works for me. If I need more power I will put in more. 6 6V in my last TC. Thinking about putting in 10 for my DP.


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zb39 wrote:

I have used the cheap 6V ones from sams for almost 30 years in 10 different RV's. Best bang for the buck. I don't ever do anything to them and I can get 5-6 years out of them. I also discharge them all the time.
It works for me. If I need more power I will put in more. 6 6V in my last TC. Thinking about putting in 10 for my DP.


My experience as well. Had 4 of them (at $46) put into my bus.
-1 l of coffee every morning
-microwave oven for meals preparation
-long showers, so lot of pump working
-incandescent lights at the time
and the batteries gave me 3-4 days before I had to start generator.
Start loosing capacity at 10 years mark, but I used couple of them till 12 years of age.
Best of 24V battery bank- you can use it for welding.

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If you change from 12v to 6v batteries, do you have to change the converter?


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