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Old 01-29-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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Where to purchase batteries?

It looks like it's time to purchase a new set of house batteries. I'm planning to purchase Trojan Deep Cycle AGM batteries. I know they cost more, but I like the maintenance-free aspect of these batteries. My inverter/charger has a setting for AGM batteries.

Where have you folks purchased your batteries?
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:19 PM   #2
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I bought EXIDE house batters where I could get the best price. It turned out to be a local dealer in Quartzside, AZ just last week when we were there for a rally.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:53 PM   #3
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I don't have them but here is one.
Lifeline GPL-4CT 6Volt Deep Cycle AGM Battery - FREE SHIPPING!
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Old 01-31-2015, 04:38 PM   #4
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I bought mine from the local golf cart dealer and repair center. They sell both Trojans and another brand for AGMs. I investigated AGMs and they really talked me out of them...they claim they are much more expensive and with good maintenance, flooded batteries last just as long. They also sell an auto watering system from Trojan, but I found a cheaper brand at Amazon, that appears to be of equal quality. The best part about buying from this guy was that he had no hesitation cutting me a good price. Everyone that I talked to all quoted me the same price for the battery I wanted. This guy, cut the price by about 25%, and had them delivered in 4 days. They are dated, and were manufactured in the month I bought them (all four).

I recommend you check with several local golf cart dealers and ask for a quote. I put mine in because I wanted to do a serious cleaning and repainting of the tray, but they were more than willing to install them for me. Bottomline: don't accept list price....keep looking and you will find a good dealer. Best of luck.
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:53 PM   #5
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I was just in Costco and they had Interstate batteries for a good price.
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299 for ONE AGM is a tad on the steep side if your looking to save money. Back in 2005 I purchased 4 lead acid 6-volt golf cart batteries from Sams Club. To this day they still performing! I believe the fact that I dumped the converter and purchased a Progressive Dynamics 60amp with charge wizzard was the reason for the longevity of the batteries.
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Find a battery specialty dealer in your area. AGM's are worth every
penny of extra initial cost. GC-2 non-lifelines should run $ 220-250 each.
Lifelines use a different AGM technology, and cost more, but they
should last at least 10 years.
IMHO, just the non-corrosion issues in the compartment make AGMs
a good choice, the rest of their advantages are gravy,
if you can not afford them.
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WE with with NAPA again.

My coach battery gave out after just short of 5 years. Pulled the battery and took it down the road to the closest NAPA store for testing (no charge there) just to confirm it was shot. End result my test was correct the battery was shot. The battery was a NAPA battery with a month left on warranty. The man walked over to the battery rack grabbed an new one and handed it to me. His only comment was have a nice day! That was it, no prorate, no cost just have a nice day. I thanked him and danced out of the store. Yes I will buy from NAPA again. They have a habit of backing up what they sell.
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I got my last set at a golf cart repair company and got a very good price on a set of crown golf cart batteries. Took the Trojan's that kept weeping all over my battery drawer. I think I got a great price and better spec's.
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?..AGM's are worth every penny of extra initial cost...IMHO, just the non-corrosion issues in the compartment make AGMs a good choice, the rest of their advantages are gravy...

I agree 100%.

There is more to making this decision than just dollars and sense. There is the convenience and longevity factor to consider, too. By "longevity" I'm talking about the longevity of the coach, not the batteries. I like the idea of not having any acid fumes and corrosion in the battery bay. I also like the fact that I will never have to add water to them.

I guess a visit to a nearby golfing outlet is in order.
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My coach battery gave out after just short of 5 years. Pulled the battery and took it down the road to the closest NAPA store for testing (no charge there) just to confirm it was shot. End result my test was correct the battery was shot. The battery was a NAPA battery with a month left on warranty. The man walked over to the battery rack grabbed an new one and handed it to me. His only comment was have a nice day! That was it, no prorate, no cost just have a nice day. I thanked him and danced out of the store. Yes I will buy from NAPA again. They have a habit of backing up what they sell.
Wow! That is impressive to say the least. He must of just got lucky in the back room!
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As mentioned above, Costco has 6 volt Interstate batteries at decent prices.
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Sams Club carries AGM, 6 volt GC2s. I think for $130. each. Not bad for AGM
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