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RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

I think the moral of the story - get it in writing and keep your receipts. Good job getting what you paid for. Thank You! Doing my own load test now with the power off, inverter on and with a couple of fridges going. Also flushed the Tecma toliet a couple of times, while cleaning it up some. All good so far.
tropical36 11/21/21 11:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

I note with interest today they are offering a four year replacement warranty on a Duracell AGM. Yes, that's the norm for those, but who says that they have to honor it?. I had a manager's special on top of that, according to them at the time. Naturally that's all forgotten now, which makes it convenient for them. Lawyers are the only ones these kind of people understand. UPDATE: Well after months of persistence, Batteries Plus Bulbs have finally came around to my line of thinking on this warranty denial. Batteries were replaced today and was able to install them back into my coach this afternoon. All $1519.00 worth in fact. I would be a fool to believe that their WI headquarters under pressure from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection agency, along with the Florida Attorney General didn't have anything to do with it, however. As for the local store the manager he has always been civil about it and for only following orders from his superiors. Sooooooooo.....alls well that ends well as they say and I should be good to go for awhile now. Thanks to all who agreed and sided with me and to the no Sayers, possibly you've learned something here.
tropical36 11/20/21 03:53pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

I note with interest today they are offering a four year replacement warranty on a Duracell AGM. Yes, that's the norm for those, but who says that they have to honor it?. I had a manager's special on top of that, according to them at the time. Naturally that's all forgotten now, which makes it convenient for them. Lawyers are the only ones these kind of people understand.
tropical36 08/04/21 09:23am Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

The warranty should be honored, it was a basis for you to buy the batteries and you trusted them. It doesn't matter what the original manager said or did, you have the paperwork. My point exactly.
tropical36 08/04/21 09:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

The Cadillac is a 2013 and came with an AGM battery from the factory. I'm no electrical engineer, but from what I have read an AGM can be overcharged with some vehicles. I don't have the answer, only suggestions. I'm not concerned about any of that, at this point, just for the company to honor their written agreement. You should have all been there, when that manager gave it to me. Good salesman anyway. Right now, it's also in the hands of the FL Attorney General for making some waves if not for anything else. The company's franchise owner must be hurting pretty bad if a $1000 + is worth all this hassle to him. Even for me, it's mainly the principle of the thing.
tropical36 07/26/21 01:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

Guessing so, it's called the GEL setting. So, your Caddy has a special setting for AGM batteries. NO. Charging algorithms for AGM batteries are very close to those for wet cell batteries, NOT gel batteries. And, if you don't have the optional battery temperature sensor for your inverter/charger, you will need to re-program it as seasons change. Said another way, a fully charged battery in below freezing conditions will be very unhappy at 90 degrees F (and visa versa). As far as I know it's charging the same and for the wet cells as well, keeping in mind that the starting batteries are wet cell and are all in parallel for a good bit of the time. Thing is, this coach came with 4 AGM 12v house batteries and 2 maintenance free starting batteries and for the same as it has now, so however it was was set by the OEM, it's still that way using the same inverter/converter.
tropical36 07/26/21 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

Does your motorhome have a charging system designed for AGM batteries? The fact that all 4 failed at the same time tells me that may be where the problem is. AGM batteries should easily last 5 years, the one in my Cadillac is over 7 years old. Guessing so, it's called the GEL setting. So, your Caddy has a special setting for AGM batteries.
tropical36 07/26/21 08:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

When did you make the claim? It's been 60 months since you bought those batteries, so the warranty is now up. I reported it in plenty of time and have that in writing as well.
tropical36 07/18/21 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

I am surprised at their offering a 5 year warranty. Depending on use, charging type, and maintenance, 5 years could well be all one can expect from those batteries .... I do wish you had stated the battery mfg. and the problem you are having now . . . . Bottom line: If you do have a written warranty, you should end up on top of this .. eventually. All I can see on those blue tops back under there, is X-POWER. Don't think it was a company sponsored warranty, but a Manager special at the time. Naturally they choose not to remember or keep records of that sort. I believe the norm was for 48mons on these. The only problem with them is for not holding up like they should for just an overnight stay, but again, their not disputing it and I have that in writing as well.
tropical36 07/17/21 12:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

Huh..... I have use that company ( different locations) many times with good results... I hope you get that issue resolved without too much more aggravation. It sounds like they need some additional managerial training there ! Well, as we all know, it's much easier to buy than to collect. And yes this manager might have been outside his limits, but the fact is, he did what he did and they should honor it.
tropical36 07/17/21 12:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

My experience is similar to Ford Truck Guy. In my last RV, the folks at Batteries Plus Bulbs not only had the best price on the four 6 volt GC's but removed the old ones and installed the new ones for me. Only good things to say about them. What has that to do with honoring a written warranty years later? Yes, good people when I bought. Why do you think I bought from them over others?
tropical36 07/17/21 12:19pm Class A Motorhomes
BATTERIES PLUS BULBS

This sent to BATTERIES PLUS BULBS “I bought 4 AGM 12V batteries for my Motorhome at a cost upwards of $1000 in July of 2016. At that time, the manager cited all the Benefits for purchasing these expensive batteries and for giving me a 60 month full replacement warranty. Story short and now that they need replaced, the present manager Chad has came up with every excuse possible for not honoring this written agreement and for basically saying that this past manager didn't know what he was doing by giving me that warranty. He then gave me his District Manager's email address of marc.pfister@batteriesplus.com and I've yet to hear back from him. In fact, I don't expect to, which again doesn't look well for your company. As you well know, this wouldn't fly in any court of law and I would expect a company of your size to make this good. After all, it's not worth all the bad publicity that will be forthcoming and considering what you spend on advertising alone. I do hope this can be resolved before taking any further action”. The above has been sent to the Better Business Bureau who has been in contact with them and to no avail or even an attempt at a solution, but will maintain my complaint on their website for 3 yrs. The BBC has also recommended sending my complaint, which I’ve also done, to the: Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr PO Box 8911 Madison WI 53708-8911 (800) 422-7128 (608) 224-5058 V/TTY Email: DATCPHotline@wisconsin.gov Website: datcp.wi.gov My recommendation after having dealt with this company and with comparing it to others in my lifetime, would be to stay far far away from them. If you’re in need of auto, golf cart or AGM batteries, try Rural King for much less cost and for getting a real warranty.
tropical36 07/17/21 10:55am Class A Motorhomes
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