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Old 09-28-2016, 03:15 PM   #1
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Replacing house batteries

I need to replace 4, 6 volt house batterys. I am considering Trojan T105 LA, also considering the pro fill auto fill due to room in battery compartment. I would like to go with the AGM batterys, but at more than double the cost, tough to consider. We don't do a lot of dry camping, about 1/3 of the time. I found the Trojan's locally for $169. cheaper on line, but shipping kills that. I would appreciate input. Thanks Bob

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Old 09-28-2016, 03:40 PM   #2
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I would call all the golf cart shops in the area-- that is a very common golf cart battery. Let them know you need 4-- may be cheaper than the "per one" price.

Also, verify that the batteries are new (not over 2 months old) if possible.

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Old 09-28-2016, 03:53 PM   #3
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If you don't need the capacity Trojan offers, there are many other brands that will work.

NAPA Auto has GC2 batteries along with some Sam's Clubs and Costco.

I've also seen them at Advance Auto and Battery World.

I use Sam's Club GC2s at $89.00 each and have had good service from them.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:06 PM   #4
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The prices at Sam's Club & Costco are good but their batteries are typically not rated above 208 AH or so. I wanted 232 AH and opted for Interstates at my local Interstate dealer for approximately $153 each. I have no knowledge of the current prices so the Interstates bats my be more expensive.

I also opted for the Pro-Fill watering system and love it! Someone posted that they're experiencing valve leaks. It was reported to the company and received a reply stating that the system is only good for 5 - years. However, I've had mine for well over 5 - years (not sure exactly) and am not experiencing leaks. I even purchased an extra kit (for 2 - 6V bats) in case one or more valves started leaking. No leaks yet.
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:51 PM   #5
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I would think you can find the Trojan 105 for around $125 from golf cart outlet or similar. I have had multiple sets with very good life and performance. My current coach has the interstate GC2 which are still going strong. I've also had the pro fill watering system, which is excellent.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:29 PM   #6
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I have called all around Reno and Carson city. Interstate can be bought for around $145, was told made in mexico,Trojan made in good old usa. shop in reno quoted $169, and will install no charge. Pro fill $120 for 4 batterys. looked at Costco, less AH. Found the Trojan T105 for $125 online but shipping was over $200. Going fishing in New Mexico next week so we will be dry camping for a week thanks all Bob
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Batteries Plus sells a line of US made batteries under the Duracell brand. Depending on the AH capacity the cost are $81 for the 215AH Pt # Sligc110, $95 for the 230AH Pt#Sligc115, and $120 for the 235AH Pt #Sligc125. These are the prices if you order on line and pick them up at their store. There is no cost for shipping. The online pricing is a 10% discount for ordering on line. I actually visited my local store first and they told me about the 10% deal. They also agreed to make sure that all 4 of the batteries had the same manufacturing date code and that it was current. They delivered on all counts. I also replaced the chassis batteries at the same time. I went with the 230 AH batteries. All 3 batteries are Group GC2's and all are the same size. The only difference is the size of the plates inside.

I went with the Battery Plus units because the batteries that were in the coach were 8 years old and if they had been serviced better by the previous owner(s) they may have lasted longer. The old ones were branded Werker. After a lot of searching I found out that Werker was the house brand for Batteries Plus. Batteries Plus relabeled them Duracell and I was told that they are paying for the use of that label.

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