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Changing Battery Type - Question


I currently have two 12 volt wet cell batteries in my Landmark 5th wheel.  I am considering changing to maintenance free 12 volt batteries.  In reading previous posts, it seems like the maintenance free batteries are quite expensive.  While shopping at a local store, I found an RV Marine battery (Duration Extreme AGM) for $170.  I don't plan on boondocking so I am wondering if this battery would be sufficient?

Your thoughts and opinions would be appreciated.

Frank



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Changed my 12 volt wet cell in my 2011 kz escalade to an agm from cw. One of the best things i ever did. Some said you needed to change the converter/charger as well but I never did and it worked flawlessly till I sold it 2 years later.

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The charge rate/cycle is different from wet cell to AGM. So you normally configure DIP switches on the charger/converter as needed.

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I changed to two 12V AGM Lifeline (very expensive) batteries. Didn't change anything, they work great and require ZERO maintenance.

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Oddly enough, we have a 2010 model and are still using the original batteries.  They are wet cell, but I've gotten by pretty well with just an annual check and fill of the cells.

Terry



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Terry and Jo wrote:

Oddly enough, we have a 2010 model and are still using the original batteries.  They are wet cell, but I've gotten by pretty well with just an annual check and fill of the cells.

Terry


 Hi, Terry

Remember, we both have 2010's.  My original batteries had swollen cases and two of them wouldn't hold a charge.  So, in preparation for our trip to Alaska, I replaced them with Titan AGM's.  The old batteries were four years old when I got the rig so no telling how they were maintained before I got them.  Seemed like I was always putting water in them.  Love these batteries!  Never have to check them and they stay up during normal use.  Highly recommend AGM's.  

Vance

 



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