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Old 09-13-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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6 V Battery Replacements

Well, after going over a bunch of old threads.. I saw Costco, Wally World, Interstate and Trojan. These threads go back about 3-4 yrs or so.

I have Trojans (4 T-105's).. and the prior owner must have let the fluid levels run low. It's an 06 coach so probably at end of life anyhoo.

So, I go online and call Costco.. No longer stock 6V
So, I go online and call WalMart. No longer stock 6V

Interstate is almost as much as Trojans.. < $10 difference

So, it looks like Trojans unless someone has recent experience
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why not put in a couple of 12's?
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You get what you pay for. 6 volt are better than 12. Consider how much use they will get and if you're willing to put a charger on them when parked for long periods. Also warrantees and replacements vary. If you have solar, or storage location is a factor, consider AGMs that don't vent and can placed on any side. Being cheap on battery choice is like being cheap on tires. Guaranteed head aches.
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hard to beat the trojans. used em for many years. should last up to 10 years if you treat em right.
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You get what you pay for. 6 volt are better than 12. Consider how much use they will get and if you're willing to put a charger on them when parked for long periods. Also warrantees and replacements vary. If you have solar, or storage location is a factor, consider AGMs that don't vent and can placed on any side. Being cheap on battery choice is like being cheap on tires. Guaranteed head aches.
I agree on your statement about the 6 volt battery. But most people drive from campground to campground and do very little dry camping, so, why spend the extra money on 6 volt battery when a 12 volt will do you just as good? Just asking. Might learn something.
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Did you try Sam's Club?
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i have to vote trogens t105 go for $105 each i ran and abused 12 volt 31 series in bass boat for 15 years that said how much boondocking do you do to the price difference if only at full hooks up its yourn moove
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To answer a couple of questions.. I would prefer the 6V given the option. I will consider 12V if that's all I can get.. reasonably.

Yes, ya get what you pay for sometimes.. Sometimes you don't need a Caddy when a Chevy will do. I, likely, will not be doing a ton of dry camping so, the 12V might be a viable option... but, as I said.. given the option.. I'd rather have 6V.

As mentioned, neither Costco nor Wal-Mart stock 6V any longer.. I would guess that includes Sam's Club (Walmart for all intents.)

Now, whem2fish... I'd like to find out where you get T-105's for $105 ea. I'd be there in a NY minute. Locally, they are about $165.. Lotta dinero... IMO.

I can probably get by with the T-105's currently in the rig.. but they are not up to snuff. Two are below 6V and two are about 6.5v. I guess I could trash the lowest ones and series the other two... for now.

Next year, my son will have a bunch of 1 yr old 4D's.. that'll be free and essentially unused. Maybe I can get by.. but.... dang, it'd be nice to have the brown beauties.
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re: "You get what you pay for. 6 volt are better than 12" - if you can find any evidence for this that someone will put their money on, let me know. All the data I have seen refutes the assertion.

Both Costco and Sams sell 6v batteries that are suitable replacements for a T105, such batteries should be easy to find at most battery retailers that cater to the RV and sportsman crowd. Maybe you needed to call a different store? (last I checked was a couple of months ago - has something changed since then?)

Note that lead acid batteries are a mature technology with just a few OEM's. Brand name, voltage, and labels aren't worth much as buying input. Buy from a reputable retailer who will stand behind what he sells and use warranty and specifications as your primary criteria.
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Bryan.. where do you find 6's at Sam's or Costco? Every Costco I've called says they don't stock them. I tried calling the Regional office for N.Cal.. but it was too late in the day. Will try again tomorrow.

As for Sam's. I don't belong to them.. but none of the local Walmarts stock them.. and Sam's sorta equals Wally World. I know a lot of the older posts, as I've mentioned, state both SOLD them.. but, not presently so far as I can see.
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Any consideration about getting 6v AGM Lifeline batteries? No acid vapors, no spillage and no acid mess in the battery tray. They are more money, but they will last alot longer and give you more..........
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Yep, the 4D 12v I will get from my son next year are AGM's.. pretty expensive anchors

Wish they were available right now..
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Last week I replaced my 6volt batteries at Sams Club. They were about $68 each.

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Great White, Do you have a Les Schwab in your area? I know they have the 6 volt battery with a great warranty. Try (707) 837-7913 6700 Hembree LnWindsor, CA 95492-6868 6.0 miles
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