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Old 06-18-2012, 02:00 PM   #1
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Best Batteries for coach?

My two 6 volt house batteries have died. They are Interstate brand. Any input on what brand / type I should replace them with?
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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I would get 2 golf cart batteries.
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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The RV really doesn't care whose name is on it's batteries.

Great prices at Sam's club, maybe Walmart on golf cart 6v batteries. They are about half the price of Interstates. Super warranty's- .
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:46 PM   #5
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The RV really doesn't care whose name is on it's batteries.

Great prices at Sam's club, maybe Walmart on golf cart 6v batteries. They are about half the price of Interstates. Super warranty's- .
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I've been using Costco batteries most recently and had good luck with them so far. Great warranty and easy to find one of these stores wherever we travel.

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:16 PM   #6
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Best battery: Trojan

Best Value: Sam's club GC-2 size bateries.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:37 PM   #7
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Last year I replaced my Interstate batteries (made in Mexico) With Deka batteries, Made in America.
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My rig came with 4 brand new 6 volt Interstates. Hope that's alright with you guys LOL.
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I replaced our almost 10 year old Interstate U-2200's with the same thing, cost was about $115 each. Now I see that our local Costco has the GC-2's for about $85 each. Might have gone that way as they are cheaper and weigh about the same although the rating is slightly less.
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It's my understanding that the majority of the private label batteries are manufactured by Johnson Controls, including Costco, Sam's and Walmart. I wouldn't be to obsessed with the brand name, unless you're getting Trojans. I had to replace mine last year. I went to Batteries Plus for mine. Around $300 out the door for 2 of them. I don't know if I got the best deal I could but it was convenient, within budget and the service was excellent.

On the Trojans. That's what I wanted, they were just much pricier and we had a vacation coming up when I needed to buy them. A co-worker and friend used to work at the the biggest forklift company in town and he swears by the trojans. He said that's all they used. Very long life.
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Coach battery

Deka bat. are made in Pa. always had good luck with them in my MH,cars and race cars,I think Costco sells them also.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:22 AM   #12
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Cheapest per amp hour are wet cell batteries. Best are AGM batteries. Best AGM batteries are Lifeline made by Concorde. No outgassing no corrosion and will last longer than wet cell. Had them both wet cells in AZ about 4 years with corrosion, AGM now in 6 year going strong. BUT they are EXPENSIVE. I dry camp a lot in National Parks and forests where gen use is limited. I have three separate sets of 6volt batteries switched individually like marine batteries. I can go a week without gen or engine recharge of batteries with everything off batteries except AC and microwave. May be extreme but works for me.
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Old 06-21-2012, 03:50 PM   #13
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Along the same line,,,I have a 2011 Southwind 32V with 2 12V should I upgrade to 4 6V when they need replacing,,there is room with a little alteration,,
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Replaced mine recently with the Costco GC batteries. Looked physically IDENTICAL to the Trojan 105s that came out (except a different color). Just don't hook em up backwards like I did, and they'll work great for you. Mine were ~$70 each.
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