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Old 08-15-2014, 08:46 AM   #1
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Anyone have strong feelings one way or the other on EXIDE XTRA GC-135 batteries for house batteries? Those are what are in the coach now and need to be replaced. Obliviously I would prefer to go with the Gel batts but just to expensive.


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Here's a link to some previous threads which may help.
https://www.google.com/search?q=Extr...com&gws_rd=ssl
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Gel or AGM batteries reduce the need for periodic water checks, but otherwise are no better than quality flooded cells deep cycles.

The Exide Xtra is a golf cart type deep cycle, similar to other GC2 size 6v's. The 135 is a pretty much a standard capacity for this type, 226 AH (230 is the norm). It is also available in the slightly higher capacity (240 AH) GC-145 model. Compare prices with other 6v GC2 (golf cart) batteries with the same AH or RC rating. Sams' Club & Costco offer some good value in their private label GC2 batteries. If you have golf cart stores in your area, heck them for pricing too. Some discount, others may not.
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Thanks... but that is a link for extraride extra an extended warranty policy I am looking for EXIDE XTRA Batteries
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First: YOU DO NOT WANT GEL.. those are the worst batteires for our use.

AGM: (which is likely what you met) is as far from GEL as it gets... That said Optima calls their batteries both Gel and AGM, they are AGM AGM has all the advantages of Gel (Mount any way you like) but none of the hardships of Gel (Very very very finicky eaters, lots of extra care needed in the charging and use) Have used both.

Now: My first choice in batteries for the house is GC-2 Pairs. (Two GC-2 six volt batteries in series making one big (Think 4D) 12 volt battery).

Excide, however, is my last choice in brands... This is due to history however and it has been a long time so that may no longer be an issue.

Still. if you get a good price on 'em (Think Sam's Club pricing) they could be the best bang for your buck.

Here is a religion question for you:

Which gives you more fun per dollar.

JEEP or Corvette?

HINT: Per the experts (Various road and driver type magazines) JEEP.
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Thanks... but that is a link for extraride extra an extended warranty policy I am looking for EXIDE XTRA Batteries
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