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Offline belfert

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Re: Any reasons not use buy MK / Deka AGM batteries? Lifeline worth the cost?
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2013, 11:20:00 PM »
I contacted every battery retailer/distributor I could find locally (All three of them except Batteries Plus and auto parts places) to get prices on 4D AGM batteries.  By far the best price was for a Deka 4D AGM battery.  Nobody stocks Lifeline batteries and they priced them so high I wouldn't buy from them anyhow.  I think they just want to sell what they stock.

The only way I could afford Concorde Batteries would be to get them online.  Even then they would still cost $150 more for a pair.  I would rather upgrade to 8D Dekas instead I think.

The best price I found for selling my old batteries to a scrap yard is 28 cents a pound.  I didn't think to ask the battery distributor if they buy scrap batteries.  I have 400 more pounds of batteries than my new batteries will weigh. 
Brian Elfert - 1995 Dina Viaggio 1000 Series 60/B500 - 75% done but usable - Minneapolis, MN

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Re: Any reasons not use buy MK / Deka AGM batteries? Lifeline worth the cost?
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2013, 11:23:20 PM »
I currently use 8d batteries for starting and house and have heard about people using the 4d batteries.  What's the difference between 8d and 4d?

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Re: Any reasons not use buy MK / Deka AGM batteries? Lifeline worth the cost?
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2013, 11:51:31 PM »
about 1/2 :)


No seriously a 4D is abour 2/3rds the size of an 8D
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Re: Any reasons not use buy MK / Deka AGM batteries? Lifeline worth the cost?
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2013, 11:57:01 PM »
In the LifeLine the the 8d has 255 amp hrs weighs 165 cost over a 100 bucks more than the 4D it always been better bang for the buck with the 4D with 212 amp hrs 135 lbs and the 100 dollars + cost difference IMO
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Offline Ed Hackenbruch

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Re: Any reasons not use buy MK / Deka AGM batteries? Lifeline worth the cost?
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2013, 01:53:53 AM »
 2 8d starting batteries in the stock location when i bought the bus. They died after i had it for a year and a half....they were 7 and 8 years old. Bought 2 group 31s and put them in the same place, that was June of 05. Still going just fine, in fact this morning i wondered if they would fire up the bus as it was about 28-30 degrees out and we were in a rest stop and i did not have the block heater hooked up. No problem.   ;D
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