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Old 05-15-2022, 07:37 PM   #1
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Chassis Battery Replacement Recommendations

My current chassis batteries are over 7 years old. I have some long trips planned for the summer and don't want to suddenly find myself with dead batteries so I am planning on replacing them. Do I need to stick with the Alliance batteries or are there other suitable or better alternatives I can find in East Tennessee?

Thanks for any thoughts.
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:57 PM   #2
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IMO no particular need to stay with Alliance, however....
I've had my OEM Alliance battys in a 2013 VTDP and still working OK but also considering replacing now before next extended trip.
Have also heard good things about them so wanted to stay with them.
Called a few local shops and Freightliner shops but none carried Alliance.
Turns out East Penn makes them so considering other brands made my East Penn. I may end up with Sams Club Duracellsvas they are also mfg by EP.
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Old 05-15-2022, 07:58 PM   #3
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I just replaced mine with NAPA brand commercial. Easy remove/replace. Threaded studs with new terminal nuts. East Penn MFG.
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:50 AM   #4
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I would just find matching amp and physical sized batteries.
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Old 05-16-2022, 11:18 AM   #5
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I would call the local Freightliner dealer and talk to parts. End of last year they had original equipment(groupe 31) start batteries on sale for $89.00.
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Old 05-16-2022, 11:19 AM   #6
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I use the Walmart deep cycles for the house, and their regular battery for the motor.
Good warranty and available at any store.

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Old 05-16-2022, 01:08 PM   #7
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You need to know the minimum CCA. Contact your chassis manufacturer.
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:05 PM   #8
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If you want the best- go to an AGM- Maintenace free- no out gassing & more duty cycles. I put a Lifeline (best AGM's on the market IMHO) in my coach 4 years ago & its still going strong. I had a Lifeline chassis & house batteries in my 05' MADP that were still going strong after 9 years!

There's a reason Newell, Liberty, Marathon & Featherlite all use Lifeline batteries ! You'll pay more but get a whole lot more!

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Old 05-17-2022, 09:20 AM   #9
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We use Napa for our batteries. That way they can be warrantied anywhere in the United States. Make sure you get 31 series heavy duty batteries with threaded post.

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