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Old 12-21-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
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I need to replace my two 6 volt coach batteries. I notice that both W-M and Sams have 6-volt golf-cart batteries. Has anyone used these in their coach? I like the price (about $50 each)and their warranty. We do a little boondocking, but mostly stay in membership parks. Thanks for any info. Happy Holidays.
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Old 12-21-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
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I need to replace my two 6 volt coach batteries. I notice that both W-M and Sams have 6-volt golf-cart batteries. Has anyone used these in their coach? I like the price (about $50 each)and their warranty. We do a little boondocking, but mostly stay in membership parks. Thanks for any info. Happy Holidays.
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Old 12-22-2004, 05:15 AM   #3
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Our experience with six volt batteries are as follows: Coach delivered with 4 in expensive 6 volt batteries which used a gallon of water a month and lasted one year. Replaced with Exides from Batteries Plus and use about a pint per month for over 4 years and cost about $45 each four years ago.
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I know of several people who have bought the Sam's GC batteries and have been very satisfied. Decent GC bats ought to last 5-7 years, but even if you come in a bit short of that the $50 cost savings (per battery) will go a long way toward making it up.

Most all US batteries come from the same half dozen or so battery factories - they just get different labels on them and have different warranties. Many private labels are made by Exide - they are probably the largest in the private label business. Other big manufacturers are AC Delco (Delphi), Johnson Controls, and Gould/GNB. To really complicate things, thebatteries for a label may come from multiple manufacturers - the golf carts may come from one, the 12V's in size 24/27 from another, and the big 8D size from yet another.
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Old 12-24-2004, 01:22 PM   #5
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I had four of the Sam's club batteries in my old Allegro and added four (for a total of 6) to my 2004 Damon. Workikng well in their first year. I have heard too many stories of folks that have used them successfully for years not to agree with the.
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First thing, I suggest that you check the output voltage of your DC converter as it sounds like it is too high. If the converter puts out more than 13.5V it will slowly boil the water away and more rapidly the higher the voltage is.

I have used the 6V golf cart batteries from Sams Club and they served very well. At that time the Sam's batteries were made by Interstate battery and I believe that they still are. There are only a few manufacturers of batteries and all of the many brands are made by one of them.
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Have you checked into Trojan T-105's? The last time I checked they were going for about $55-60 each. I use T-145's and purchased them two years ago for $80 each. I have to add a little water about twice a year. They have been working great for over 16,000 miles of traveling so far.
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