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Old 04-23-2016, 01:36 PM   #1
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Should I replace my 6-year old chassis batteries?

My chassis batteries turn 6 years old this summer. They are beginning to not hold their charge real well. Should I replace them or is there something I can do to renew them for another year? I have two Interstate 31-MHD, CCA 950, RC 195.

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Replace them. Likely no real way to recondition the, they have just reached the end of their useful life.
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They are barely holding 12V so off to buy new ones.
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Up, time for a new set. At six years they have provided decent service life.
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Just back from Napa with new batteries. The Napa equivalent were only $120 each, so was happy with that price.
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Since you already got this issue taken care of, this is a good read for taking care of your batteries to maybe extend the life. It talks about voltages and capacity and maintenance. Even talks about equalizing the batteries to keep them from getting sulfated.

http://www.solar-electric.com/deep-c...ttery-faq.html
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Good move replacing them. You probably got two extra years out of the old ones, anyway.
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I'm coming up on a year of owning the coach, and after replacing the batteries today, it never started so sweet as it did today. So I guess the batteries have been a bit weak since I bought the coach.
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Anything over four years is a bonus. We replace or stand by generator batteries every Three years at work.
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My chassis batteries turn 6 years old this summer. They are beginning to not hold their charge real well. Should I replace them or is there something I can do to renew them for another year? I have two Interstate 31-MHD, CCA 950, RC 195.
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Have them charged and load tested.
If they test good don't waste the $$.
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