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Old 05-12-2023, 09:51 AM   #1
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AGM battery replacement

One of my Lifeline AGM batteries has some warping of the case. I'm assuming this is cause for concern, even though the warping is not severe. What are people finding for replacements--there are a lot of choices with a wide cost range for Group 24's.
Lifeline is on the expensive side. Are there equal value replacements for less cost or should I go with top-of-the-line?
[Lithium conversion doesn't fit our traveling needs]


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Old 05-12-2023, 11:00 AM   #2
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I bought Interstate AGMs. Work just fine. A lot less expensive. I think I paid a little over 200 for one battery at a local battery store. I guess one has to decide your use for them. We don't boondock. And if we did we have a generator. The batteries are mostly there to make sure we can use the power jack without being hooked up, and that when we travel or stop along the way we have some power.

I have a battery maintainer on them in my garage all the time.

My wet cell interstate batteries lasted 4 years. So I guess if I can get 4 or 5 years out of these it will be worth it.
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Old 05-12-2023, 12:03 PM   #3
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I currently have a set of AGM's from Battery and Bulbs in my trailer and they are doing fine. Their specifications on their website are easy to read and seem to follow the accepted industry standard which is something Interstate and Walmart do not provide.
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Old 05-12-2023, 01:17 PM   #4
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I had bad luck with Interstate 12V over the years on 3 of my AS's when I took delivery new, but Interstate did stand behind the warranty and replaced for free; now I use the T105 Trojan 6V wired in parallel and after 6 years, still going strong. If I were using 12V again, I would either get the 12v Interstates from Costco or 12V Duracell from Sams, or Walmart batteries and be done with it. All 3 have good warranties if you want to stay with 12V's.
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Have you contated Lifeline to get their take on the issue you are having. They are very good battries and have a 5 year warrenty.
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One of my Lifeline AGM batteries has some warping of the case. I'm assuming this is cause for concern, even though the warping is not severe. What are people finding for replacements--there are a lot of choices with a wide cost range for Group 24's.
Lifeline is on the expensive side. Are there equal value replacements for less cost or should I go with top-of-the-line?
[Lithium conversion doesn't fit our traveling needs]


Thanks in advance.
Can you hold the battery a little closer to the interweb...

Photo's would help a lot.

We have our first set of Lifeline batteries in the basement as backup power for the sump pump...16yrs old still going strong.
We got what we paid for...quality.

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