Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Boondocking
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-21-2004, 10:40 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ragman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Big D, Texas, ya\'ll
Posts: 271
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.
__________________

__________________
Larry & Norma, Dallas, Texas
2001 39 ft. National Tradewinds LTC
2003 Suzuki GV ] PressurePro TPMS
Ragman is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-21-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Ragman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Big D, Texas, ya\'ll
Posts: 271
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.
__________________

__________________
Larry & Norma, Dallas, Texas
2001 39 ft. National Tradewinds LTC
2003 Suzuki GV ] PressurePro TPMS
Ragman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2004, 05:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
DavidMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: On-The-Road
Posts: 134
I purchased a set (6) from Sams Club in 1999, they are still good (with one exception).

I use Hydro-Caps to reduce the number of times I need to add water -- and am able to check that less often.

The one exception is the leak on the top of one caused by my dropping one of the others on it (groan). Have traded that one with a spare of the same vintage my brother had (his just sit at home).
__________________
David

My signature used to include a link to my personal web-site - - - however:
DavidMc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2005, 01:46 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Camping Hoosiers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Memphis, Indiana USA
Posts: 3
I have a pair that I got from Sam's club. I have used them hard for two seasons now and they seem to be doing well. I have been using the caps that came with the batteries with no problems. see ya, jeff'
__________________
Camping Hoosiers

Memphis, Indiana USA
Camping Hoosiers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 04:59 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
FloraBama's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 323
Can I ask, what are hydoro caps? And where do you get them?
__________________
2016 Ram 3500HD CTD 4x4 SRW CCSB
2017 Cedar Creek Hathaway Edition 34RL2 - Andersen Ultimate 2 5th Wheel Hitch
FloraBama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2005, 05:36 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
DavidMc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: On-The-Road
Posts: 134
Hydro-Caps replace the normal venting caps on the batteries -- they have a catalytic element that recombines the hydrogen and oxygen that off-gases when the batteries are charged.

I purchased mine from what I understand to be the original maker. Currently a Google search shows a lot of discussions and some other sources:
http://www.solar-electric.com/hydrocaps.html
__________________
David

My signature used to include a link to my personal web-site - - - however:
DavidMc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2005, 05:57 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
FloraBama's Avatar
 
Forest River Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 323
Thanks, I may just have to get a set of these.
__________________
2016 Ram 3500HD CTD 4x4 SRW CCSB
2017 Cedar Creek Hathaway Edition 34RL2 - Andersen Ultimate 2 5th Wheel Hitch
FloraBama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2005, 03:10 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 66
Purchased caps for six T-105's with no problems for the first 3-4 yrs., large red/blk caps nearly 2" tall and dia. nearly size of half-dollar. Once every two yrs. would clean and let dry while off battery. Then started to require glueing back together, next started replaceing with a new and improved hydo-cap which was much smaller, yellow/white and so far again no problem. Expect the smaller caps to have a longer life.
__________________
Ron & Margie

F250 7.3,32' New Horizons FW
Ron1247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2005, 09:11 AM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: anywhere, just having fun
Posts: 45
the golf cart batteries at sams are rated 150 amps per pair. i got 4 trojan t105, rated 224 amps per pair, and need to replace them. im in jackson, tn at a sams and looking to buy here is possible. any help would be appreciated.

R
__________________
Richard n Shirley

Class of 2005
Richard n Shirley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2005, 02:27 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: anywhere, just having fun
Posts: 45
last entry on this-
tried sams batteries(exide) and the length of the threaded post is 1/4" to short. My cables are not forgiving so I had to return them.
Went to the NAPA dealer on 45s from I40 and hes batteries could work except my cables are not forgiving. had to return them also.
We will go north of jackson, TN and buy Trojan as thatvis whats there and all the cables work for them.
I appreciate your help!

R
__________________
Richard n Shirley

Class of 2005
Richard n Shirley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2005, 02:03 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 240
An alternative to the hydro caps are the 'auto-filler' caps which allow you to fill all the cells at once using a squeeze bulb pump. Camping world has 2 brands, about $60 for 12 cells (2 12v or 4 6v batteries). Add on kits are available for more batteries (including the chassis battery).
__________________

__________________
John (40' 2004 Country Coach Inspire DP)
John66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wal-Mart etc. Sissy7378 Boondocking 6 03-19-2007 08:55 PM
Wal-Mart .vs. VA medicines John Harrelson Military / Veteran RVing 1 12-21-2006 03:09 PM
Exactly why i do not support Wal-Mart.............. mjstef Just Conversation 79 10-04-2006 09:30 AM
Wal-Mart locater Tincup Boondocking 7 11-13-2005 07:53 AM
Batteries, Wal-Mart 6 volt Ragman MH-General Discussions & Problems 6 01-07-2005 05:21 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:36 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.