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Old 09-03-2015, 12:39 PM   #1
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Agm battery

Is it worth going from lead acid wet battery to a agm type battery?
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Old 09-03-2015, 12:44 PM   #2
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I sure hope so as I just did. Nautilus group 31 ultra AGM
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Old 09-03-2015, 03:11 PM   #3
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I've had both.....I just bought two Group 31 AGM from Sam's Club for $179 each....Couldn't pass it up.

Problem has always been cost. Usually at least twice as much as a wet cell.

I love the idea of not having to maintain an AGM. I have one on a back-up sump pump here in the house that is going on 8 years and it is still in perfect shape. Using an Optimate charger to keep it charged. Only chargers I've ever owned that won't damage a battery. I have a couple motorcycles with ten year old batteries always on an Optimate and they are still fine.
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I've had both.....I just bought two Group 31 AGM from Sam's Club for $179 each....Couldn't pass it up.

Problem has always been cost. Usually at least twice as much as a wet cell.

I love the idea of not having to maintain an AGM. I have one on a back-up sump pump here in the house that is going on 8 years and it is still in perfect shape. Using an Optimate charger to keep it charged. Only chargers I've ever owned that won't damage a battery. I have a couple motorcycles with ten year old batteries always on an Optimate and they are still fine.

x2 on Sam's Club AGM. Old battery (original) was failing and gasses were setting off CO/LP detector. Much better to have sealed batteries with no maintenance issues. 2012s only came with one battery, so took the opportunity to upgrade to two. As others have said, two battery setups must have matching batteries.


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Old 09-04-2015, 07:22 AM   #5
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Converted to AGM

I switched to AGM battery, series 31 from SAM's Club two years ago. Will not go back to wet cell battery. Got larger battery box from PPLmotor homes.
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I have 3 AGM batteries in my 5er and one on our ATV. Love them no maintenance and no acid vapors.
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I love them, this our 2nd 5er with AGM's.
Are they worth the price - no.
Almost zero maintenance and no corrosion - priceless.
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Two group 31 AGM in mine and changed to a better converter than what came with RV.
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Old 09-08-2015, 09:38 PM   #9
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What batteries did you get from SAMs? Duracell?


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Just bought three AGM 31 batteries from Interstate. A ton of amp hrs, but big time expensive. Also, they have a three year unconditional replacement warranty. I'm not sure any other battery manufacturer offers that. I actually bought them for their amp hr ratings. $265 each!
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