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Old 10-21-2014, 11:21 AM   #1
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Comments on Sams's Club 6 volt batteries

Any Comments on Sam's Club 6 volt batteries. Do you suggest any better ones - wet cell?
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:52 AM   #2
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The Sam's Club batteries are a definite good "bang for the buck".

The Trojan T-105's are legendary..... people easily report 10+ years life


http://www.trojanbattery.com/product/t-105/

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Sam's Club GC2 6v batteries are made in the same factory as most other brands of 6v and equal in quality. Except for those made by deep cycle specialists like Trojan and Lifeline, who make their own batteries.

I would have no reservations about using Sams or Costco private label 6v GC2 batteries. Odds are heavy that both came from US Battery anyway and justhave different stickers on the outside. Just use the amp-hour (AH) or Reserve (RC) ratings to compare. Weight is another good comparison - it takes the same amount of lead to produce a given capacity of battery, regardless who sells it.
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Thanks guys.
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Sams or Costco Batteries

I used two Costco 6v in my last Winnebago and purchased two 6v from Sams Club last year for our current MH.

So far, no problems at all. I just check the water once a month and have to add some every 3-4 months. I noticed a huge difference in capacity compared to the Interstate Marine "Deep Cycle" batteries I replaced in the current Winnebago.

Bang for buck you can't do much better.
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What do you mean by a huge difference - Price? Storage time etc.?
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I noticed a huge difference in capacity....

Two GC2 batteries will have 220 amp hours capacity......i.e they last a long time
before recharging.
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What do you mean by a huge difference - Price? Storage time etc.?
Hey JCM. The Sam's batteries power the coach for more hours than the Interstates did. When cool weather camping, the Interstates would die at about 4am causing the furnace to stop working. The Sam's batteries run the furnace all night long with no problem. In the summer, we like to run a fan at night and same issue. Interstates died in the middle of the night, Sam's batteries still have plenty of juice in the morning.

We boondock quite a bit and have a decent inverter so battery hours are critical. If you're mostly hooked up at a campsite, you don't need much battery power.
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Thanks for the clarification. Interstate batteries are $195.00 up here (B.C. Canada) and Sam's batteries were about $85.00 each in Palm Springs last year.
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I purchased 2 Sams club 6v batteries this spring. I do not pull heavy electrical loads off of them so I cannot say how well they perform but I had no battery issues all summer with them.
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All Interstate batteries are not created equal...different types, capacities, etc. My Trojan 105's were a fantastic choice by Fleetwood as original equipment on our purchase. In 2010, we replaced those with Interstate U2200UO 6v batteries. They have been flawless thus far. Either brand is an outstanding choice, imho.
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all interstate batteries are not created equal...different types, capacities, etc. My trojan 105's were a fantastic choice by fleetwood as original equipment on our purchase. In 2010, we replaced those with interstate u2200uo 6v batteries. They have been flawless thus far. Either brand is an outstanding choice, imho.
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