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Old 11-04-2015, 07:38 AM   #1
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What Chassis Batteries for '06 Endeavor?

As it says, I'd like to know what start batteries originally came with the '06 Endeavor (ISL400 engine), and/or what are the recommended replacements/sizes?

I neglected to write down what was in there when we bought the coach new. We were camped in the middle of nowhere when they failed and it was a 200mile trek each way to the nearest 'anything' and I needed to get moving. The little ones the shop did have has lasted since 8/08 (wow!) and turned over the engine well, so I thought it was a good deal.

Now, I'd like to go back to stock (or at least as close as I can), mainly because that would be what was specified for the coach/engine initially.

Does anyone have the original battery numbers, sizes, or specs?

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Most modern RV's use a group 31 start battery. There are many available but the US made ones certainly to last the longest. I recommend Crown batteries. If you want an AGM starting battery, I recommend Lifeline.

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I believe my manual calls for 1500cca for my isl400
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Old 11-04-2015, 04:56 PM   #4
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What Chassis Batteries for '06 Endeavor?

Do you have space for one or two batteries?

A Winnebago with an ISL 400 document says two of the 950 CCA batteries like this one should do it.

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Most modern RV's use a group 31 start battery. There are many available but the US made ones certainly to last the longest. I recommend Crown batteries. If you want an AGM starting battery, I recommend Lifeline.

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I just became aware of Crown. I'm interested in why you recommend. They have a group 31 that has a CCA rating of 1100 that's priced reasonably.


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Old 11-04-2015, 08:23 PM   #6
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I just purchased the coach in my signature, smaller engine and I have (2) 1000 CCA batteries if thats any help. You probably need at least the same.
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I just became aware of Crown. I'm interested in why you recommend. They have a group 31 that has a CCA rating of 1100 that's priced reasonably.


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[moderator edit]. Crown makes one of the very best available.

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[moderator edit] Crown makes one of the very best available.

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Thanks Larry. I love getting input from guys with experience. Do you know anything about these batteries:

http://www.superiorbattery.com/index.php/en/

I ask because I bought 4 of their golf cart batteries in '09 & have had a good experience with them.

I checked out Crown based on your remarks & found a distributor. Their prices seem to be reasonable.


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Does Interstate make coach batteries? I can get a nice discount from them.


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Does Interstate make coach batteries? I can get a nice discount from them.

See my post #4 above.
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Our '02 ISC had two 1000 CCA batteries and the present ISX has four 950 CCA ones.
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Does Interstate make coach batteries? I can get a nice discount from them.
Interstate used to sell some high quality, US made batteries. About 5 years ago they dumped the good batteries and started selling some real junk. I was a dealer for them but I quite selling Interstate due to high volume of complaints from customers. Buyer beware.

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Thanks to all for their input and info. And, without throwing Monaco Tech under the bus, I learned a lot more from here than from them (but to be fair, it isn't specifically their job to educate us - just to keep us on the road).

Anyways, after lots of research I decided to go with the biggest capacity Exides I could find, mostly because of the warranty. For several reasons, the coach won't be moving much over the next year or so, but I did want to have it ready for anything in case we did need to hit the road.

And wow, does it turn over better/faster now! Guess those old batteries had been fading for quite awhile.
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