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Old 12-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Coach batteries

Well, its time to replace the old batteries that came in the 2000 tradewinds model 7373, and i am wanting to know what batteries should i get. I am tired of putting water into the old one. I dont really care what the price is i just want the best. The ones i have -
have lasted a long time. As you probably know they are six volt batteries. Would appreciate your opinions on this. May even replace the tires as they are 13 years old. Look new but i know that looks are not what counts. If you would have an opinion on these two items let me know, Thanks Duk

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Old 12-20-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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I have two Lifeline 300 AH 6 volts in my RV. Lifelife AGM batteries are pricey but worth it in my opinion.

I replaced my original Michelin tires with Toyo's from Les Schwab and am very happy with the tires and the service.

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Old 12-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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Yeah, replace those tire before you go on a trip. Right now, they're more important than the batteries. Most people go 8-10 years on a set. My Goodyear's only had 15K on them and they looked very good. Still replaced them before my first trip with Toyo's.

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Old 12-21-2013, 08:16 AM   #4
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As far as tires, I went with TOYOs and what ever you do go up in size to a 245/75 unless you have a 39' then go to a 255/75. They put those 235 Michelins on them at the factory and found they were under size for the weight. National did a recall but there were some that never got changed.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:41 AM   #5
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I suspect we are talking about the 6v coach batteries? Go to costco and save a pile of money. They are rated the same as trojans for 1/2 the price. I put a pair in ours years ago and still are fine. I routinely check / top them off monthly.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:59 AM   #6
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We are using the CostCo GC2 batteries (about $85, back then) with no issue. The price is unbeatable. 220Ah, 6v. Was told they are made by Johnson Battery in Georgia. Look for Kirkland part number 245725. \ken

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