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Old 06-30-2022, 12:16 PM   #1
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6 volt battery replacement

Just purchased a 2010 Fleetwood Revolution LE 42w and needs house batteries, curious what anyone has used.
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NAPA (Made by DEKA) part # 8144 Group GC2 Deep cycle Golf cart batteries.
Roughly around $160 each and you can expect 5 or more years of use before having to replace them. These are flooded batteries so you have to check the water level on occasion which is no big deal.
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Old 06-30-2022, 12:59 PM   #3
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You probably can't go wrong with any brand of 6V golf cart batteries. Costco sells them cheap as any.

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Old 06-30-2022, 01:05 PM   #4
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I use 2 six volt Walmart batteries.
Good warranty, good price and great availability.

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Old 06-30-2022, 03:37 PM   #5
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Deka and Duracell agms from sams are same battery.
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We also went with the NAPA golf cart batteries. Plus, while youre replacing, you might think about a watering system. Its the best $135 Ive ever spent.
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Lithium

Anyone ever tried lithium batteries like battleborn
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$875 vs 125.00 for Deka agm must be a hell of a battery.
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Old 07-01-2022, 11:40 AM   #9
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6 volt AGM batteries are $179 each at Sam's Club.

I installed two of them a couple years ago because I got tired of checking water levels every month.

Take pictures before you disconnect anything and make sure you are unplugged from shore power.
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6v deep cycle batteries are a commodity and most all the brand names mentioned so far are "private labels", i.e. built by one of the 4 major US Battery makers and sold under someone else's brand name (Deka is the exception - it's the East Penn factory brand). You can buy these batteries based on the Amp-Hour rating (usually 210 or 230) and price. If you want AGM instead of flooded cell, the price will be higher but the same principle applies.


The alternative is to buy a premium independent brand like Trojan or Lifeline. You will pay more, but the construction of the case, internal cells, and posts are somewhat superior. The lead-acid chemistry, however, is the same no matter who builds it. Whether that's worth extra bucks is up to you
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If you spend a bit of time searching this forum on the subject you will find hours of reading material. Once youíve digested all the expert opinions youíll be able to make an informed decision.
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I have 2010 Rev 42T, so virtually the same coach as OP. I've done a lot of research on AGM vs Golf Cart vs Lithium, especially as my batteries near their end of life.

Currently running 8x AGM.

Identical Replacement (AGM): 8x $180 = $1440; 560# @ 70# each
Golf Cart Replacement: 8x $120-160 = ~$960-1280 (+ ~$120+ watering system); $480# @ 60# each
Lithium Replacement: 2x 200Ah Renogy 12v $900 = $1800; 120# @ 60# each

-With lithium you only need half the capacity of FLA for equivalent useable capacity (FLA is rated to 50% Depth of Discharge)
-Lithium cost for reputable brands is now within a couple hundred $$ of AGM. If you are inclined to build your own cells, you can go even cheaper.
-Lithium nearly a 2x lifespan; if one compares cost/cycle, they are cheaper than FLA.
-On some coaches your charger may not be able to handle lithium, so an upgrade may be required. Note the Magnum MS2012 used on the OP's coach can handle lithium with a profile change.
-Weight savings of 440# over AGM, 360# over standard FLA.

My conclusion is unless you don't plan on keeping your coach it's a no-brainer to switch to lithium in the current battery market.
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I switched to Lithium over a year ago. 1 300ah battery. Works great and charges fine on an AGM profile. Charges in half the time or less when compared to AGM or FLA...so this actually saves money if you're dry camping and using a generator to charge the batts. So for me this made the 1000$ lithium less expensive than the AGMs over 5 years use.

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Thank you exactly what info I was needing. Now just to decide which brand, where to buy and if will work with my Magnum 2000’s. And Lol getting wired correctly there’s a lot of cables/fuses etc.
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