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captpar

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Posted: 07/18/19 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Who has the longest lasting chassis and house batteries.
Getting ready to change mine out at 7 1/2 years .

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captpar wrote:

Who has the longest lasting chassis and house batteries.
Getting ready to change mine out at 7 1/2 years .

i'd say those lasted longer than i'd expect. why not get the same?


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Seven and a half years is great. Your maintenance must be perfect. Rebuy what you have.


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I have some wal marts six years old. you do have to take some care for any battery .clean post ,watch water level, charge after every use.

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I have a battery in my motorcycle that is 10 years old and still fine. Keep it on a Battery Tender in the off season.


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I agree, if you got 7 1/2 years out of what you have that's exactly what I'd put back in there.
There's really only 3 or 4 battery manufacturers in the whole country: East Penn, Excide, Johnson Controls, and maybe one other. Every battery you see at an auto parts store, walmart, etc. comes from one of the big makers.

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I agree, if you got 7 1/2 years out of what you have that's exactly what I'd put back in there.
There's really only 3 or 4 battery manufacturers in the whole country: East Penn, Excide, Johnson Controls, and maybe one other. Every battery you see at an auto parts store, walmart, etc. comes from one of the big makers.

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7 1/2 years agm. Keep on a Ctek when not on the road. Being replace with another agm, starting to have some hold charge issues.

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Hi,

What is a Ctek?

MountainAir05 wrote:

7 1/2 years agm. Keep on a Ctek when not on the road. Being replace with another agm, starting to have some hold charge issues.



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I replaced the original starting battery in my 2002 F53 motorhome in 2014 and I did not really have to because it was still good. My four 6V gel cell house batteries I installed in 2006 are still on the job.

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