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Posted: 05/23/19 10:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tripalot wrote:


Those batteries are too heavy to be hauling around to compare. We found even with taking a picture of the label and trying to find similar at Costco was nothing more than frustrating.


Also batteries are "types" and have numbers that indicate their type and usage/application. All G24/G27 batteries and automotive batteries from various manufactures are designed to be both similar in performance and size depending on their application. How do you think they all manage to get one that fits in similar vehicles and has the rated capacity to start them?

Again, research is the key.


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Isn't this like re-splitting split hairs? I rechecked several times and cannot find any issues of consequence. Why wouldn't a person purchase an RV battery.

There is one exception in my book. A power pole princess that is never moved.

Longer warranty and a what-the-hell few dollars cheaper. That does not seem to be the case here.

And the lack of a pimple faced self appointed expert who has reached the epitome of his life's career reaching minimum wage status at a chain store. Like a fashion expert at a Goodwill store?

Tough to beat a Costco warranty. In Mexico I ask for help with heavy items. They help with a smile.

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swimmer_spe wrote:

My TT needs a new battery. I am not normally boon docking it, yet, so I only need a battery for the typical load of it sitting unplugged from shore power. So, which Costco battery should I get?

Do not suggest other places as I am in Canada, and don't have Autozones, Pepboys, etc...

Do not suggest the 2 6 volt set up as that is not my need.


You should get a dual purpose starting/marine battery. I'll bet Costco only has one marine battery on the shelves and that is the one you're going to want.

If you want to find a standard automotive starting battery the standard battery box will comfortably fit a group 24 of 24F starting battery. The only difference between the two batteries is what side of the batteries have the positive and negative terminals. So the terminals on a 24F are reversed from a 24. Aside from the reversed terminals the batteries are the same. All that said, for a standard group 24 size battery you want to look on the battery rack at COSTCO for fitment code 22 (group 24 battery) or fitment code 23 (group 24F battery)


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You will want something like this:

Group 24:
https://www.costco.com/Interstate-24DC-Marine--RV-Battery.product.100476410.html

Group 27:
https://www.costco.com/Interstate-27DC-Marine--RV-Battery.product.100476408.html

You want a "Marine" battery as it can handle deep cycling better than a standard automobile battery.

However, the actual size of battery will depend on how much room you currently have for a battery. You need to figure out the group size of your current battery. Perhaps your battery box is actually large enough for a bigger battery than what you currently have in the box? If so you might install a larger battery.

For example, my Class C RV originally had a somewhat small house battery installed under the hood. I relocated the connection to install two Group 29 Marine batteries (from Walmart)in battery boxes in a cargo bay under the RV.


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SoundGuy wrote:

swimmer_spe wrote:

My TT needs a new battery. I am not normally boon docking it, yet, so I only need a battery for the typical load of it sitting unplugged from shore power. So, which Costco battery should I get?

Do not suggest other places as I am in Canada, and don't have Autozones, Pepboys, etc...


Nickel Belt Camping is an RV Care dealer in your area that sells Traveler's Choice branded deep cycle batteries, both flooded and AGM, that are in fact DEKA batteries manufactured by East Penn, the largest battery manufacturer in the US. If you have any subsequent issues with the battery you can drop by any one of the 60+ RV Care dealers across Canada for warranty coverage which IIRC is 2 yrs.


Ironic you mention that, I live very close to there.

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azrving wrote:

A group 27. Marine/RV

Group 27


Sam's clubs do not exist here.

As I stated before C-O-S-T-C-O


ITS AN EXAMPLE OF A GROUP 27 BATTERY RV MARINE. MY GOD this is not all that difficult. Probably the most used size unless your RV or dealer was cheap cheap cheap then you got a 24.

* This post was edited 05/23/19 05:15pm by azrving *

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So, i went to check Costco. They only have 14 and 15 code batteries.

Will those work? If not, off to Canadian Tire or Walmart.

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swimmer_spe wrote:

So, i went to check Costco. They only have 14 and 15 code batteries.

Will those work? If not, off to Canadian Tire or Walmart.


Yes. This one is their "15" EG.

https://www.costco.ca/Automotive%2c-Mari........lf-Cart-Batteries.product.100017095.html

EDIT--link didn't work right. they don't ship flooded batts. Anyway yes, you want their Kirkland Marine/RV flooded in 24 or 27 size.

* This post was edited 05/23/19 06:22pm by BFL13 *


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I use the Marine/rv group 24 in a cargo trailer and am happy with it. For an rv I would for sure try for the larger group 27 batt they sell for a few dollars more.


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Get the largest battery that will fit in your box. Don't waste your money on a "marine" battery.

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