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Old 06-05-2019, 11:31 AM   #1
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AGM Battery

Looking to buy a good quality AGM battery for soon-to-own 2017 M-16 Bambi. which brand is good? which one would fit best in this Bambi?
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Old 06-05-2019, 12:10 PM   #2
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Lifeline is the gold standard
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Thanks! ok I do not have the Bambi yet.. how do I figure out the size of Lifeline battery needed for this camper?
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Do you know for sre the existing battery needs to be replaced?

You could wait until you purchase and you may find out it's ok. Or, if you know the current battery is bad, you could ask the Seller to replace it as a condition of purchase.
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Looks also at Full River. Recommended over Lifeline by Randy at bestconverter.com
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All of my research into AGMs does support this.
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yes.. the PO left the Bambi in hangar and forgot to recharge his AGM battery. Sale price was lowered so I could replace only 2 things. I didn't check the battery specification before I left. this is private sales.
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Allright… where is the best place to buy Lifeline batteries? Low price if possible?
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Any suggestion which LifeLine battery to buy? How do I find out which battery that fits in 2017 Bambi?
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Allright… where is the best place to buy Lifeline batteries? Low price if possible?
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bestconverter.com has very good prices on Lifeline and FullRiver. Randy convinced me to get FullRiver instead of LL due to better warranty.
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Life Line might be really good

But they didn't even appear on the top 3, or top 10 list of best AGM batteries, that I saw.

I got the Optimas because they fit in my battery compartment and they were 2/3 of the weight of the contenders. ( but they were also 3/4 of the amp hours of the contenders )and they are less expensive than the contenders. Plus they are really cool looking. My last pair lasted 7 years, and they might have lasted longer if I didn't let them sit for a few years.

But my advice is to get two right from the get go. Batteries should be matching and the same age. You don't want to add one later.

The contenders were Odessey and Northstar.
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You can google battery manufacturers and see there are very few actual manufacturers. In a past life I was an Instrument Supervisor for Dow Chemical and a Technical Writer for the DOE in the nuclear field, the glass mat batteries when I last looked we only made by a handful of corporations here in the states. In my present life I build race cars, dirt late models to be exact. Have used just about every battery made trying to find ones that hold up to the abuse from the track and the constant charging. Have spent way north of 1k on a battery and charger(16V) and just over $100.00. What I found was Rural King AGM batteries made by Exide work as well as anything including North Star and Optima. Johnson Controls used to make several lines, Optima being one, but Johnson Control, I believe sold off the battery division. My GF replaced her LEXUS ES250H with a factory battery(12v) one, cost over $500, lasted till the one year warranty expired. I replaced it with the Rural King/ Exide and two years on still going and it has a warranty free replacement for 36 months and 84 total. I say this only because out in the boonies trying to find a North Star is going to be a problem, but there are Rural Kings, Tractor Supply and Walmart’s everywhere. A great battery at a great price is, well great but one with an excellent warranty back up by a great company is a win win.
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