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Old 08-17-2018, 07:19 PM   #1
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We are planning on having 2 6v AGM batteries installed in our 5.0 TA at orientation. However, Production needs to approve them prebuild. If you chose AGM batteries instead of FLA batteries, which brand and model did you choose? Would you choose the same ones again or something different? Thank you in advance since the will be the last ( or next to last) decision we have to make before signing off on the build sheet.

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Old 08-17-2018, 07:24 PM   #2
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I'm partial to Trojan batteries. Here is their RV/Marine lineup:


https://www.trojanbattery.com/markets/mr/6v/
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Lifeline is another good one, I'd be happy with these or the Trojans. Finding them locally can be the hard part.

America's Best Deep Cycle RV Battery| Lifeline Batteries
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Lifeline is another good one, I'd be happy with these or the Trojans. Finding them locally can be the hard part.

America's Best Deep Cycle RV Battery| Lifeline Batteries
AM Solar uses Lifeline in their installs. They only use the best. For 6V you’d probably be looking at the GPL-4CT.
https://amsolar.com/agm-batteries
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:07 AM   #5
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Another vote for Lifeline GPL-4CT. I don't have them, but when my batteries die that's what I'm getting. Honestly though, I think the differences are going to be small between quality brands.

I don't have any quantitative data as to why LifeLine, but I've noticed them used by people who care about quality. Lifeline keeps bragging how they're used in military fighter jets, which sounds good to me. They also seem to be used in the marine industry a lot per a friend of mine who's into boating and just bought these recently.
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I recommend Trojan.
Why? I haven't a clue, but it's what I have now after replacing Interstate. I think it may be because they have a great reputation and a web site that is a wealth of information.
I'd check out the Trojan web site. Then I'd have the information I need to make an intelligent selection for my circumstance.
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I’d get Crown GC2’s, based on recommendation of others who routinely take batteries apart to see how they’re built and why they failed. Crown batteries consistently get highest marks for quality construction.
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We're bringing two Crown AGM 6CRV220's with us in October. Crown, Trojan, and Lifeline seem to be the three consistently recommended.

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Here's another company to consider. Gets good reviews on solar generator sites. I have no experience with them though. 6V are listed under golf cart batteries.
https://www.vmaxtanks.com/
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Another vote for Lifeline GPL-4CT
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