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Vintage RV Owners Club Fleetwood Owners Club Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2013
We had Die-Hards in when we bought the MH and had problems with them after the first year so we replaced them again and also had a problem with one of them. I bought Exide's from Manards and are the biggest they sell 1000 and that would fit in the battery tray. It really turns the 454 over and so fast. In the 6 months we have been using them We haven't had any problem's $94.00 each and we installed them.
1982 Pace Arrow 30ft.
KarKaddy SS, Toad:99 Concours
Lilly and Rubie Our 4 legged Kids & Tim & Joe
First: Replacign your Type 24 with a MARINE/deep cycle from ____(fill in any company you like____ bad idea.
You want a DEEP CYCLE (note the case on those battery types) and if you have the room go for a pair of GC-2's as those give you the best bang for your buck.
WHY: Group 24 73 amp; hours and only a small portion (like 30 of them) usable.. GC-2 220 +/- 10 Amp hours and half (110) you can use, that's over 3 times the usable power..
Now: Wal*Mart: Wal*mart batteries are good, I use some of them myself. I find no problem with them and they seem to do well.
HOWEVER Wal*mart misleads on the capacioty.. The rate them not at the "Standard" 20 hour rate (Which is the ratings I used above) but at teh 1 amp rate and a Group 24 will last over 100 hours at one amp so they give them the higher rating.
So I'd not fear the battery.. But I'd not believe the label as to capacity.
With very little (like 5%) error range all brands save Optima have the same capacity for any given size.
Group 24 is about 74-75
Group 27 is a bit shy of 100
Grouip 29 a bit over
Grouip 31 around 130
GC-2 pairs (you need two inseries to hit 12 volt) 220
4-D (12 volt) also 220
For optima multiple the above by 0.60 (60%) if you need to ask why look at one.. Air is not battery.