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Old 07-11-2015, 01:19 AM   #15
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Picked up a pair today, they are taller than the batteries I'm replacing so I had to get longer hold down bolts. My pd9260 converter/charger should arrive tomorrow as well.
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When I do a search at Costco.com, there is no mention of golf cart batteries or really anything other than packs of Duracells. I have read here and other places about GC batteries from Costco and SAMs club and would like to give them a try. I am a Costco member so that is where I would prefer to get them so what gives? Did Costco quit selling them or are they just hidden from view?
Your suggestions for finding them are appreciated!
If you need more and want to take a sunday drive to Vacaville, they have 10 in stock last time I looked
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Just another thought.......
Just had to replace my 2 Costco coach batteries after a little more than a year.
Leave the carrying straps on!
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:09 PM   #18
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Just another thought.......
Just had to replace my 2 Costco coach batteries after a little more than a year.
Leave the carrying straps on!
My first set of Costco batteries lasted over 4.5 years, they were the original non-branded GC-2's. They actually were still holding up good, I'm added 4 more for a total of 6 so I replaced the old one's. If I can get 5 years out of the Interstates I will be happy.
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I have had two of the Costco non branded golf cart batteries in our coach for six years. They are still working well for me. I guess I will replace them with the Interstates from Costco when they finally become unserviceable.
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Old 07-12-2015, 12:04 PM   #20
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My golf cart has 08 Costco batteries (white with red top) still going strong. The MH has 2010s (black with yellow label) working fine. Happy camper.
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Just FWIW, as said above not every CostCo carries batteries.

And, we found that NOT every CostCo tire center that carries batteries, also has GC (6volt) batteries.

But, the stores can check inventory at other stores with a phone call.

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The store in Roseville Ca where I bought them had about 12 or so in stock. They are installed and ready to go.
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It seems to be a regional thing. I see them in every Costco I go into out here in the rural areas, but my cousin in Riverside, CA. can't find them anywhere. Strange!
Our San Bernardino store is where we bought our pair of CG's They are at the tire center counter along with all the other ones.
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My first set of Costco batteries lasted over 4.5 years, they were the original non-branded GC-2's. They actually were still holding up good, I'm added 4 more for a total of 6 so I replaced the old one's. If I can get 5 years out of the Interstates I will be happy.
We got 8 years out of a set of six Interstate batteries, and some of them still had life left in them, but we replaced the whole bank.

Our current set of Interstates is 5 years old and doing fine as far as I can tell. When we bought them, the Costco batteries weren't Interstates and we'd had such a good experience with the previous batteries that we paid the $15/battery more to get the Interstates.

I would jump at Costco Interstates now, and would actually be disappointed if all I got was 5 years out of them. In fact, the 8 years is one reason we didn't go AGM--just couldn't justify the cost when looking at life span.
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don't buy interstate had a new one blow up in my face at one time they were good now they are all built in mexico and owned by Johnson and Johnson was built wrong.had a lab do the analyisis on it.buy Trojan they are the best
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We got 8 years out of a set of six Interstate batteries, and some of them still had life left in them, but we replaced the whole bank.

Our current set of Interstates is 5 years old and doing fine as far as I can tell. When we bought them, the Costco batteries weren't Interstates and we'd had such a good experience with the previous batteries that we paid the $15/battery more to get the Interstates.

I would jump at Costco Interstates now, and would actually be disappointed if all I got was 5 years out of them. In fact, the 8 years is one reason we didn't go AGM--just couldn't justify the cost when looking at life span.
I would expect to get 8 or more years from the Interstates, I take good care of my batteries. Very happy with the cost at Costco for Intestate GC-2 $83.95.
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In fact, the 8 years is one reason we didn't go AGM--just couldn't justify the cost when looking at life span.
That's my thinking with the 4 8D AGM's we have. Not sure the benefits are worth double/triple the cost. Would have to do rewiring and reset the charging on the inverter to go with wet cells but I do have the room for 8 or 12 GC-2's. Each 8D AGM will set me back at least $500 and I am having trouble seeing any add'l benefit to them. Maybe they'll charge faster but that's about it.
As far as having to check the cells and add water, well, I put 4 oz of mineral oil in each of the U-2200's cells in 2004 and had less corrosion after 10 years than I did after 2 years without in the previous 2000 Dutch Star.
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