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Re: would you buy used AGMs?

When I had my gel batteries I had no shore power and they routinely supplied occasional lights and radio power from December to March and then started the engine no problem

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Our house bank is a 440 ah gel. Configured that was at the factory. Not a lot of manufacturer choices to replace a couple of seasons back, but the original set lasted 8 years. I could have easily gone two more with just a bit less capacity.

I like gels for their low self discharge over the winter, as I do not remove the batteries. I prefer to top off every 6 to 8 weeks. I went 12 weeks this past winter and they seem fine.

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