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Old 05-15-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
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Question what starting battery should I buy

I have a 1984 Holiday Rambler, 34', p30, 454 Chevy engine. Right now I am sitting at Sears wanting to buy an engine starting battery but no one knows what group size/series or CCA I should install. The current battery is from WalMart so I'm not going by that nor is my manual any help.

Does anyone here have that information? I called 2 RV dealers plus Chevy dealer but they could not help.

Thanks for any help


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Old 05-15-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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Just have them look up a battery for a 1 ton Chevy pick-up, Van, or Suburban. You could also have them look up the information for a Chevy P-30 chassis as well. I looked it up on the Sears website as well, here is a link to the results that I found: Shop for Car Batteries in the Automotive department of Sears.com Car Batteries

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Old 05-15-2012, 11:58 PM   #3
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A group 75 or 78 like just about all the Chevy vehicles with v8 engines since the early 70s. If you have cables on the top as well as the side there is one like that available also. I think you just add a T to the 75 or 78 IIRC.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:28 AM   #4
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My 87 Allegro has an Optima (Red) and it was from NAPA for about $199 works great.
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
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I have used Optima for years and absolutely love there batteries. I am currently using two of there large blue top marine batteries for my house bank. Just don't discharge them below 10.6v. After a few discharges below that level they seem to have drastically reduced performance.
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