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Old 01-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #1
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Thumbs up batteries kaput.

howdy all. been having elect.problems. discovered i have three of four batteries that are dying. want to replace all four. you guys are the experts and i am the student. what would y.all get for replacement? any advice would be appreciated. i keep my sanity with my good blue grass music. yahoo! cordwood. 2007 endeavor and a dog named sammy.
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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The best price I found for a 6v deep cycle GC-2 battery was at Sam's
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Though that is not what I bought,, for other reasons, (I had special needs) when I replace the primary batteries, which are GC-2 size six volts.. I'm going with the GC-2's from Sam's myself.
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What sort of batteries are you replacing and do you what to move up to another type i.e. AGM.
Why did yours fail, old age deficient/defective converter not monitoring depth of discharge (more than 50%)...
Low price does NOT= quality
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Hi cordwood,
It depends on how you use the batteries. Are they used, for the most part, to supply power as you travel down the road to the next electric connection? Or are they needed for power because you dry camp?

The bottom line is size matters when it comes to batteries. The larger the battery the more power it will provide. Measure where the batteries will go. Take a look at the checking account. If you really need power (see above) get the largest batteries that will fit in the space and the most expensive batteries you can afford.

Now if you go from one electric outlet to the next consider going from 4 batteries to two batteries. It reduces weight and one will, most likely, not need the longevity the other two batteries provided. The next time I replace coach batteries I will go from 4 to 2. I've morphed into going from one electric outlet to the next electric outlet.

If you have an all electric coach, forget what I just posted.
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High price does not = quality either. Some places raise the price and that doesn't mean they are suddenly better. This is the second MH that I have had Sam's batteries and have not had one fail yet but then I take care of my batteries.
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Look into sulfate build-up that can shorten battery life. To many toss perfectly good batteries. A pulse charger might be a good investment.
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I purchased mine at Sam's Club.
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Most good chargers in MHs have an Equalizer function to desulfate the plates but people don't know it is there. If you dry camp and run the batteries way down a lot then you should do it every 2-3 months. Not much dry camping then once a year.
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Hi Mike Canter,
My comment about price was meant to think about the technology choices (AGM vs flooded) not just that more $s is better for the same technology. My sincere apology for not making this more clear in my post. I hope you will forgive me for not making this clear.
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Lol. No problem
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Sorry to hijack but are Sam,s club batteries comparable in price and quality too costco? I don't have a Sam,s membership
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cordwood - you did not say what kind of batteries you currently have. I have to replace 3 of 4 of my house batteries and I have AGM now. I am going to go with the same because to change to standard deep cycle I would have to change all four and adjust the battery chargers. My point. You don't mix deep cycle with AGM.
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Sorry to hijack but are Sam,s club batteries comparable in price and quality too costco? I don't have a Sam,s membership
Plus or minus $5.00......
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