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? AGM Trolling Motor Battery

I need a new battery for my trolling motor. I see the AGM batteries are twice the cost of a standard lead acid battery.

Are they worth it?

Any recommendations?
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Thatís up to you....personally Iím ok checking the batteries water level a few times a year...Iím a fan of the Duracellís from Sams club.
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Thatís up to you....personally Iím ok checking the batteries water level a few times a year...Iím a fan of the Duracellís from Sams club.
That appears to be the best deal around. They are $82 right now.

Water is not an issue. I'm interested in longevity. Some say AGM last longer and others say they have the same life span as lead acid.
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Does your charger have an agm setting? I havenít done any comparison with the lead acid vs agm, but agm may be heavier and definitely more expensive.

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I like them. Maintained properly they all last a long time. Get a battery tender and when you are not on the water plug it in. I like the AGM for my motorcycles much better than messing around with fluid. ( especially when I fall over)

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Does the Battery Tender handle AGM. I have 4 Battery Tenders but none handy to look at.
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I get three years out of the Exide Deep Cycle batteries. Just saying.

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the biggest difference between the 2 types of batteries,,,,,besides the obvious material make up
the AGM batteries resist ,shock , jolts, vibrations and bumps better

because of this trait they are often preferred in ATVs ,jeeps and boats

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I picked up a size 27 battery from Sam's Club. The battery was manufactured by Deka. Sam's had the best price in the area.
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