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Old 11-06-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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Deep Cycle Batteries....

Looking to replace the four (4) 6v deep cycle batteries...
Sam's, Walmart, Advanced Auto Parts, Auto Zone, Battery Warehouse and others (no Costco). Anyone have a good experience with any of the above????
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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no Costco?

Do you not have access to Costco? That's a shame as they carry Johnson Controls Inc. batteries and the 6V one they sell is only $89. I don't think you can beat that price. I've been using Costco batteries in my RV's for at least 15 years and have found them to be very high quality. The best deal I could find on Interstate or Trojan batteries was $129 each. And I would have to drive 800 miles to pick them up or pay shipping.

I could not find them at WalMart or Sears.

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Old 11-06-2011, 09:17 PM   #3
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Golf Cart Batteries

Any Wal-Mart with a TLE (Tire & Lube Express) can order 6 volt deep cycle golf cart batteries. They get battery deliveries every week, so it should not take more then two weeks to get them, depending on when they are ordered.
In my area (Ohio) Johnson Control is the battery supplier to Wal-Mart/Sams Club, but they may use other suppliers in different areas. Price is in the $90 range.
Make sure you talk to the TLE manager as some of the sales personnel may not be aware that these batteries can be ordered.
The Wal-Mart in my area stocks both 6 & 8 volt batteries because golf carts are used on the Lake Erie islands for summer transportation.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:15 AM   #4
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Any Wal-Mart with a TLE (Tire & Lube Express) can order 6 volt deep cycle golf cart batteries. They get battery deliveries every week, so it should not take more then two weeks to get them, depending on when they are ordered.
In my area (Ohio) Johnson Control is the battery supplier to Wal-Mart/Sams Club, but they may use other suppliers in different areas. Price is in the $90 range.
Make sure you talk to the TLE manager as some of the sales personnel may not be aware that these batteries can be ordered.
The Wal-Mart in my area stocks both 6 & 8 volt batteries because golf carts are used on the Lake Erie islands for summer transportation.
Good to know. I just replaced our house batteries last spring (for a lot more than $90 each), but I'll file that info away for future reference.
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I checked at the local Wal-mart this afternoon and the price is $80.00 for the 6 volt golf cart battery. This is the same price they were selling for a year and a half ago.
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SAMs sell one same spec. as Trojan and a lot cheaper.
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Sam's are cheapest, Costco is next, Both are made by Johnson Controls if you are on the East side of our country.. If you are on the west side it may be Johnson or US-battery. Either way when you look at anticpated time before you replace again.. These are about the best "Bang for your buck" Trojan's might last 10 or 20 percent longer if properly babied.. But at twice the price.. That's not a bargain .
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Sam's are cheapest, Costco is next, Both are made by Johnson Controls if you are on the East side of our country.. If you are on the west side it may be Johnson or US-battery. Either way when you look at anticpated time before you replace again.. These are about the best "Bang for your buck" Trojan's might last 10 or 20 percent longer if properly babied.. But at twice the price.. That's not a bargain .
Ditto, Purchased some for my golf cart also!! best price for sure..
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If you are a self-contained RV, consider the newer technology AGM Batteries. They cost more but are a Gel type stuff so they don't vent at all... nice to know the vent fumes aren't coming into the RV! Interstate sells a very good one.
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If you are a self-contained RV, consider the newer technology AGM Batteries. They cost more but are a Gel type stuff so they don't vent at all... nice to know the vent fumes aren't coming into the RV! Interstate sells a very good one.
If the rig is correctly built you shouldn't get any fumes anyway. I know we don't in ours present one nor the previous one either.
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We had our originals swapped out for AGMs. No more checking the water level in a cramped bay.
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If lead acid batteries are purchased, consider the Flow-Rite water filling system.
Connect a hose, pump a few times - all batteries are at proper level, disconnect hose.
Takes all of 60 seconds and no crawling into battery area.........
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I have not found 12V AGM batteries by me for less than $200 my local interstate has $45 lead acid blemish way worth it
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Agree Mr_D... but, do you think ALL the self-contained RV's are??? Would you like to trust you and family to vent fumes......AGM's are so nice, fume free and maintenance free...... JMHO
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