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Old 12-04-2013, 02:42 PM   #1
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How Many Batteries Do You Have?

Hi Everyone,
2013 has been a bad year for batteries for me. Coach, and both golf cars needed new batteries. I got to thinking, just how many batteries do I have to maintain. After writing it down, I was a bit astonished.

1 Coach (4 coach + 2 starting) = 6
2 Cars = 2
2 Golf Cars (4+2) = 6
Spare Starting = 1

This kind of crept up on me. Now I know why I have a meter and battery load tester. My life may be getting too complicated. This is especially true when many of these batteries weigh 70 lbs. each. However, with the creature comforts I've become accustomed to, I'm not sure how to "skinny down" the maintenance costs.

How may batteries do you have?

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Old 12-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #3
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Coach= 16 house batteries, 2 starting batteries

Ranch equipment and ATV's = 20 more

Lots of battery tenders
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:44 PM   #7
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #8
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Gary after reading Nforus post,you have no problem.WOW 16 coach battries.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by nforus View Post
Coach= 16 house batteries, 2 starting batteries Ranch equipment and ATV's = 20 more Lots of battery tenders
Battery tenders. Are the ranch hands?

I only have 5 batteries. No hope of winning.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:13 PM   #12
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I was waiting for nforus to find this thread and post as I knew his King Aire would make Gary battery maintance job look small on top of all the others he has! wow weeee.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #13
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