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Old 01-28-2015, 10:33 AM   #1
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Oh NO! Another battery thread!

Since we do a lot of dry camping in the Smoky Mountains I'm going to go with 2 6v golf cart batteries. At Sam's Club the Duracell EGC2's are $112.68 each (not sure if that is with a trade-in). A local golf cart shop sells the Trojan T-105's for $139.95 each. Seems like a no brainer to go with the Trojans based on their reputation, especially for just a $27 difference. The Trojans would only be $119.95 ea if I had a trade-in which I don't.

My question is what build date should I look for? What would be considered a good time range....2,4,6 months old, etc.?

Is the maintenance really as complicated as I have read in LOTS of threads or am I good keeping distilled water in them and always having them hooked to a Battery-Minder when not in use?
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Since we do a lot of dry camping in the Smoky Mountains I'm going to go with 2 6v golf cart batteries. At Sam's Club the Duracell EGC2's are $112.68 each (not sure if that is with a trade-in). A local golf cart shop sells the Trojan T-105's for $139.95 each. Seems like a no brainer to go with the Trojans based on their reputation, especially for just a $27 difference. The Trojans would only be $119.95 ea if I had a trade-in which I don't.

My question is what build date should I look for? What would be considered a good time range....2,4,6 months old, etc.?

Is the maintenance really as complicated as I have read in LOTS of threads or am I good keeping distilled water in them and always having them hooked to a Battery-Minder when not in use?
I would not jump to the Trojan T-105 being the best.
Both batteries are good batteries but there is a very small difference.
Doing a fast check the Trojan is a 225 AH battery that weighs 62 lbs
The Duracell is a 230 AH battery that weighs 64 lbs.
Given a 2 lb difference for the same size battery normally indicates the heavier battery is a heavier duty battery.
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Maintenance is much easier with a watering system. Takes longer to get out the bottle of distilled water and fill hose than to actually fill the batteries. Making it easy makes it more apt to be done regularly.
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Check out Crown 260ah batteries. They are amazing batteries. I have been extremely happy with mine. From my research they are built better than Trojan, more of what Trojan used to be.

Some info: https://www.crownbattery.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Deep-Cycle-Battery-Specifications-G1.pdf
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