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Old 07-05-2022, 01:29 PM   #1
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Best Lead Acid Bat for coach batteries

I would like some recommendations for replacements for my 2 coach batteries in my 2015 Class B+ motorhome. We currently have 2 deep Cylcle group 24 batteries. I have checked Walmart (Everstart), Costco (Interstate) and Sams Club (Duracell) batteries. All have 12 month warranties and I want to stick with the Low Cost Marine/RV lead acid batteries versus the much more expensive AGM batteries. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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I would like some recommendations for replacements for my 2 coach batteries in my 2015 Class B+ motorhome. We currently have 2 deep Cylcle group 24 batteries. I have checked Walmart (Everstart), Costco (Interstate) and Sams Club (Duracell) batteries. All have 12 month warranties and I want to stick with the Low Cost Marine/RV lead acid batteries versus the much more expensive AGM batteries. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks


If you want cheap, they are all similar. If you want quality, you will pay more, BUT they will last longer and give better service to boot.
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If you can fit twice as many 6 volt GC batteries you will get a lot more capacity and true deep cycle batteries that will last many cycles, usually double or more life cycles and the true deep cycle batteries can tolerate deep discharges a lot better than the "marine" 12 volt batteries that wear a "deep cycle" name. My favorites are Napa GC2 batteries made by East Penn Deka.
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Old 07-05-2022, 01:57 PM   #4
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If you are staying with marine/RV flooded cell "deep cycle" batteries, you can flip a coin to choose among those three. Or any other with similar specs. All of those you named are private label brands, produced by one of the Big Four USA battery makers and sold under those private brand names. Choose the one priced to give you the most amp-hours per dollar.
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Those batteries are all not true deep cycle batteries. None of them have thick plates, more room for electrolyte top and bottom, etc. There are very, very few true 12V deep cycle batteries.

Those batteries you mention are $80 or so each and have 70 amp hours of capacity. You can buy a low cost but very capable AGM G31, 100 Ah Renogy or WindyNation battery on Amazon for about $200 each. Not a bad deal.

That is exactly what I did on my new MH. Has worked very well for a year and a half so far.

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Generally speaking I've had the best luck with NAPA and Interstate brand batteries. If your going to opt for a less expensive battery, I really don't think there is much difference anymore. I would just get what's the least expensive and be done with it.

If you have a Runnings in your area I thought several years ago that they had the lowest price.

I have NAPA Marine/RV batteries in my MH, but not the Legend series. Even within the same brand there can be a different tier or quality.
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I would like some recommendations for replacements for my 2 coach batteries in my 2015 Class B+ motorhome. We currently have 2 deep Cylcle group 24 batteries. I have checked Walmart (Everstart), Costco (Interstate) and Sams Club (Duracell) batteries. All have 12 month warranties and I want to stick with the Low Cost Marine/RV lead acid batteries versus the much more expensive AGM batteries. Your suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Personally I would just grab a couple of the ones you looked at. They will last just as long as the ones you are taking out because RV builders keep the costs down by using just ordinary batteries.

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I have had very good luck with the sams club battery (Duracell aka East Pen) I would go to the largest with the largest group battery that you can fit.

I changed my battery case to fit the group 31 it about 60 lbs. More weight more lead plates. It's like $30 more but you get 60% more charge.than a g-24
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With batteries you generally get what you pay for. After years of buying golf cart batteries, RV batteries and electric scissor lift batteries I have found Trojan batteries to be the best. Yes they cost more but they last longer and fail less.
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Personally I would just grab a couple of the ones you looked at. They will last just as long as the ones you are taking out because RV builders keep the costs down by using just ordinary batteries.

JMHO.
I agree and what Gary said.

I am currently using batteries from all three of the sources you listed in my TOAD, MH, and boat. All are sercicable batteries.

So do you need the best or servicable?

I go for what is easy and cheap. Walamrt is the closest for remote location of my boat.

I found that a small solar charger to maintain battery charge over the winter extends the life of the battery.
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I bought the Duracell GC batteries from Sams Club. After a lot of research they seemed to have the best reviews, and were less costly than most others I looked at.
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If looking tonstaybw FLA you will want to go with 6V GCs as they are good true deep cycle battys. Your choice whether to go budget ( Sams Club / East Penn or Costco /?) At $1/AH at 12V Or the Premuim brands that run 1.5X-2X $. I don't believe they last 1.5-2X as long so notveven a break even IMO.
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Trojan is about the best imo.
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