Originally Posted by Rene
Regular marine/deep cycle batteries are very suitable for campers, vacationers and anyone who does not understand how to maintain a battery.
Those who take care not to discharge their batteries too deeply and recharge them automatically with intelligent solar
charge controllers will probably have batteries that last much longer.
The secret is not how much you pay for a battery, it's how you take care of it.
I only buy my batteries at Wal Mart and have only had one go bad.
That was before I solarized all my rec equipment.
The $80.00 "Wal Mart" deep cycle battery in my camper is now 5 years old and never let me down.
I'm lucky. My home is surrounded by the Sequoia National Forest and I'm about 30 miles from the Mojave desert.
I'm camping, boon docking, at least twice a month.
I camp year around and enjoy sleeping warm.
My thermostat is set at 55 degrees when it's cold.
When I went to Yellowstone and it was down in the 20's and ran all night.
I think anyone who spends big money on the AGM and other specialty batteries should use the money to solarize or spend the money on having fun.
My years of experience have taught they're a waste of money for our use.