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pegymo52

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Stinkin Batteries!!!
« on: December 27, 2017, 07:55:37 PM »
Anyone want to offer some information on RV batteries??? both of ours have died, is there a brand that is better than an other or does Walmart have the bomb???

ClickHill

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Re: Stinkin Batteries!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 08:01:51 PM »
My house and engine batteries are all from Walmart.  My engine batteries are normal cold crank batteries and my house batteries are deep cycle AGM, both are Group 31 (all are Duracell).  You can pay a lot for batteries but why? There are only 3 manufactures, the only difference is the sticker and the warranty and the Walmart warranty is fine.
D & D
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2013 Chevy Equinox toad

Alpena Jeff

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Re: Stinkin Batteries!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 08:12:09 PM »
Batteries need to be maintained, I'm sure you know that.
Please check our library for additional information.
Best, Jeff
Jeff & Judy
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Alpena Jeff

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Re: Stinkin Batteries!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 08:13:10 PM »
And welcome to the RVForum!
Jeff & Judy
2016 Newmar Ventana 3427
2018 GMC Canyon All Terrain toad
Blue Ox Aventa LX - RVi3 - EEZRV
Retired to "the lake" in north Michigan

QZ

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Re: Stinkin Batteries!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 11:49:20 PM »


These are marine/RV?   Group 27 or 29? Do you check the water? How old? What converter are you using? What voltage are you seeing? Do you have a battery monitor? More batteries die from under charging vs over charging.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2017, 11:51:13 PM by QZ »

John From Detroit

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Re: Stinkin Batteries!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 08:06:45 AM »
For houuse batteries we normally recommeng GC-2 Six volt golf car batteries. and the best is Trojan or LIfeline (AGM"S) but they are also more expensive.

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keymastr

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Re: Stinkin Batteries!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2017, 08:29:18 AM »
Costco has Interstate batteries. Just bought 2 GC-2 6 volt batteries for $85 each plus $15 core charge. Batteries+ has GC-2 boxes for $12 each.

Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Stinkin Batteries!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 08:30:08 AM »
Most batteries come from the same 4 factories no matter what label in on case.  Compare battery specs, not brand names.  You want true deep cycles for house battery(s) and a standard type to crank the engine - see my RVForum Library article on Battery Choices at http://www.rvforum.net/miscfiles/Choosing_right_battery.pdf

By the way, Interstate is NOT a battery manufacturer - they are just one of the larger distributors of a private label brand.
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