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Old 04-13-2010, 04:43 PM   #1
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Group 31 Wet Deep cycle batteries

I called Winne today and they said my 05 Journey has Group 31 batteries. i have called Walmart and AutoZone and can't find Group 31. Any ideas on where I can buy these?

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Here's an online store that carries them, the shipping might be a deal killer though.
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Lasydays had new Interstate Group 31 Batteries in my Chieftain when I purchased it from them. Try this site Interstate

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Scott- wherever you are, you should be able to find an actual battery store. Most places that carry batteries can order group 31 size but don't carry them stock as they won't sell too many, and those who have batteries as a side line probably only have one wholesaler. A real battery store will have more than one source and be able to give you options. I was in one in Vegas that had group 31 AGM (maybe only one) on the shelf which is a true oddball.

Frequently I find that a small retailer will sell in-stock stuff at a great price to move it & recycle the inventory dollars, but wants full retail on special order junque even tho (if prepaid) there is no risk and no money tied up in inventory; the only down side is if you needed to return something he normally doesn't handle for warranty. I expect non-stock orders (whether I'm making then or taking them) to be pre-paid w/out return-on-whim privileges. If you order 31's w/this understanding (prepaid & if they work then they are yours regardless of whether you like the color, found a better deal, blah, blah, blah), you may find a retailer that recognizes the opportunity and will give you a good deal.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:36 PM   #5
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The local NAPA had them in stock.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:01 PM   #7
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I'm not sure what brand your interested in but I bought some group 31 Interstates from Camping World. If interstates aren't to your liking you can go to the website of the brand you want and find the closest distributor to where you are. Don't rule out marine supply stores.
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What about EverStart Maxx 29?

These are Group 29 but should fit 125 Amp Hour Rating. Does anyone use these?
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I bought mine in Clermont FL. I think they were $60 each.
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I bought six through my golf cart guy for my GEM car. He is an electrical whiz kid who grew up with g carts and batteries. He has some interesting stories to tell about the different companies and their battery prices. Basicly most batts are made by a handful of companies and there are differences but not nearly enough to warrant the price differences. I paid about $71 for each Group 31 deep cycle batt. He orders what people request but over time he has learned that most of the same group batteries perform about the same. Other than safety, (In a roll over), and mantainance free he sees no need for AGM's or Gel's. Both require specific chargers and will perform below par if they are charged to the same schedule as wet batts and their cost are way over wet battery prices. It's similar to American washing machines and dryers which are made by three companies with many different names on them. If you really want to learn about batteries go to a NEV or GEM car web site because they have tried them all. There ain't no mystery to 'em.
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I called Winne today and they said my 05 Journey has Group 31 batteries. i have called Walmart and AutoZone and can't find Group 31. Any ideas on where I can buy these?

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check BD batteries for LIFELINE AGM batteries. their prices include shipping and they NEVER need servicing with water.

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Advance Auto Parts, has them..Good Luck
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We were instructed by our interstate battery dist to us srm 29 in place of the 31's and have been doing so for several years with great sucess
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My original 7 year old Interstates are on their last leg. How difficult is it to replace the 2 12V with 2 6V golf cart batteries?
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