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Old 03-14-2019, 06:05 PM   #1
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Question New Batteries

I need to replace my auxiliary batteries and am wondering if I should replace with the same brand or another.

My camper came with US Battery XC extreme2 and they were installed in Dec 13 for a 2014 coach. The batteries have amp Hrs 20 hr Rate 208, minutes @ 75amp 107 and minutes @25amp 392 - all of those #'s do not mean anything to me

I have always replaced OEM batteries with Interstate batteries when they 'died' in other vehicles and do not know if I should do this now.

Camping world quoted DEKA GC25 6V batteries @ $179.99 each I and I have no idea if this is a fair price.

What should I pay for a deep cycle battery as a replacement.

Should I be looking for other brands
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The DEKA GC25 6V is rated at 235AH. Amp Hours (AH) is standard for measuring deep cycle batteries. If they will install for that price, it's not too bad.

However, if you want to install yourself, you can get a Duracell 235AH CG15 6V from Batteries Plus Bulbs for $129. Or you can get a DEKA 235AH CG15 from Lowes for $144. Either should work fine in your RV.


https://www.batteriesplus.com/battery/rv/na/6/sligc125

https://www.lowes.com/pd/deka-6-volt...hoCUI8QAvD_BwE
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Thank you IBTRIPPING for the information on Duracell deep cycle batteries. My local store did not have the 235AH in stock so I purchased the 115 which is 220AH still an improvement on what I had @208 AH.

The cost was $119.99 per battery and I got 10% off for buying on line then going to the store for pick up

The price from Camping world was 179.99 free install and the cost @ Lazy Days was $165.95 per battery plus $149. for installation

It took me 20 minutes to take the old batteries out and install the new batteries so that was the easiest $149. I made as a retiree on a fixed income

The employees at these RV stores should wear a mask
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I've been in the battery business for 20+ years. It's usually been my experience that customers who charged for battery installation usually didn't sell many batteries!
Why pay them for installation when most, if not all, parts stores will install for free!
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I'd love to see some of the parts store clerks change out an 8, 6 volt battery bank.
Its only free until the sparks start flying.
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I'd love to see some of the parts store clerks change out an 8, 6 volt battery bank.
Its only free until the sparks start flying.
In addition. If if is the typical RV the connections are growing corrosion that needs to be properly cleaned and treated, the lugs need to be inspected for cracks. You are not going to get that from the keyboard warrior at the auto parts store.
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