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House Battery Replacement - Duracell GC2-AGM:

We have a 2012 Allegro Bus 43QGP which was built with six Interstate 6-volt GC2-HD-UT house batteries. Have any of you Tiffin owners replaced your house batteries using the Duracell AGM 6-Volt GC2 battery that is available at Sam's Club for about $180 each? This seems to be a good price for an AGM (no adding water) type battery. 

Just wondering if anyone has had first hand experience with these (Duracell AGM 6-Volt GC2) as house battery replacements? 

If I go through the expense/process to replace my house batteries, I really would like to replace them with AGM type batteries so I don't have to bother with adding water or cleaning up the corrosion every 6 months. 

By the way, see the attached picture of this Duracell battery.

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I have 3 12V Exide SLA deep-cycle house batteries that were installed in 2014. They are doing great-so far, cost about $80 ea back then. When I select the equalize feature, my Xantrex RS2000 inverter/charger will most often run for 5 minutes then display a msg the batteries do not need the equalization cycle and return to normal charge cycle.  It does complete the equalization cycle about once every 6 months, and the time period varies, I suppose due to battery needs.

When in storage our MH is always on shore power, if that makes a difference.

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I went from AGMs to lithium and the performance is outstanding.  Runs over twice as long and charges in half the time.

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I went with Duracell EGC2s because I don't drycamp enough to justify the more expensive set up. We will see how long they last. The last ones were over 6 years old. 

Bill

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