Originally Posted by dmullen
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.