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Marsha/CA

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Hi All,

Brewers we are loving your recap of the trip....keep the posts coming. 

We plan to leave San Diego right after the 4th of July and head to Indiana to visit family via Idaho/Montana so we can spend some time with the granddaughter and get in some flyfishing.  Sam and Ron, we may stop in at Sam's Camp if you are back into Montana about that time frame.  Remy is needing some dog treats and keeps looking for Ron. 

The first of August we plan to cross into Canada and come back West along the southern part of Canada.  Don't have any real plans, just putting it together as we go.  However I'm off the subject......

Tim and I are going to get new batteries for the coach.  We now have water filled and Tim is interested in getting ones that don't need to have the water level checked....maintenance free I believe is what they are called.  We have the Freedom 2000 Heart Inverter/charger with the Link 1000 remote that is in the coach.  What would you recommend on the type of batteries to get, brand names etc?  And, I'm sure we have to change the charging set up on the inverter/charger if we switch to maintenance free batteries...right?

Marsha~
 

Ned

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I have Lifeline AGM batteries and have been very satisfied with them.  If your Link 1000 is fairly recent, it should have a setting for AGM batteries.
 

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We will arrive at Sam's Camp on 10 July.?Will be in Green River, Wyo over the 4th of July then will go to Riverton Wyo for a couple days then a stop in Powel Wyo leaving Powell on the 10th arriving Sam's Camp shortly after noon the same day.  Looking forward to seeing you guys.? Yes I do have some treats for Remy.

I think Lifeline is the best choice a for batteries.? I wouldt not recommend Optima batteries.? Ned has the Lifeline batteries and seems very satisfied with them.

 

Jeff

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Marsha there is a difference between maintenance free and AGM batteries.

I beleive we all feel AGM are the best out there if a little pricey but what some manufactureres call maintenence free are still acid batteries.

While AGM are maintenence free all maintenence free are not AGM's.
 

rhmahoney

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I got my new set of AGM batterys of 8D size at Pomona FMCA rally this spring. Like Brewer, I had them reconfigure the setup to 3 house and one engine cranking. The first ones lasted 6.5 years. AGM is the only way to go.
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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You can get sealed "gel cell" maintenance free batteries without paying the steep price of an AGM.  AGMs should have a longer life cycle under at least some operating conditions, but the jury is still out as to whether the extra life balances out the substantial extra cost in typical Rv usage.


I believe we all feel AGM are the best out there if a little pricey but what some manufactureres call maintenance free are still acid batteries.
Sorry to quible, but AGMs are "acid batteries" too. It's just that the acid is embedded in porous glass mats that are sealed inside the case.
 

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