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LVJJJ

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Posted: 09/29/20 11:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have look thru the Search field and have not found anywhere RV'ers rate the different brands of deep cycle 6 volt batteries.

Here in Bellingham WA, can't find anyone who carries Trojan batteries. The most available are Interstate deep cycles. Anyone had good results with these?

NAPA has their brand, how about those?


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Trojan says they have a number of dealers in Washington.

https://tools.trojanbattery.com/dealers.aspx


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I have heard the quality of interstates has dripped off. Not the same quality it was a couple years ago!
I have 2 Napa 12V deep cycles in my MH and have no complaints!


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I was considering the Costco/Interstate GC2 6volt battery. After reading the reviews on the Costco web site I will either join Sams Club or look into the Trojan T605 as we have two retailers within 15 miles of hoome.

Sams sells a well rated 6volt battery, you may want to look into that if there is one close by. Duracell Golf Car Battery - Group Size GC2 sells for $89.88. The only possible drawback is you have to be a member.


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I had Trojan 125s which are just a taller version of the 100s. They were good batteries, not worth the price. By that, I mean you pay double the price for them, but you don't get double the life out of them..........

In my DP I have four Costco 6V batteries at a lot cheaper price and in my TT I have four Interstate 6V batteries. If you can find the main Intersated area distributor in your area, go to them and see if they have any "blems". These are blemished batteries that may have a scratch on them, the labels got mounted crooked, or something. The batteries were only 2 months old and I got them at half price - that makes them about a quarter of the price for Trojans.

If you go to Costco for the batteries, they should have two different capacities. Get the taller battery.

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Got away from Interstates 3/4 years ago. Couldn't be happier.



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"I had Trojan 125s which are just a taller version of the 100s."

T125s are the same size as T105s. See https://www.trojanbattery.com/products/deep-cycle-flooded/signature-line-flooded-2/

T-105 10.30 7.11 11.07
T-125 10.30 7.11 11.07

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The reviews on the Interstate batteries at Costco are poor. Not sure why, on here they get mostly good reviews. I went with the 6v at Batteries plus. These are Duracell. They have 3 different choices, I went with the middle ones. Good price, seem like a good battery. I have only had them since August so time will tell. My previous were 12v from Batteries plus. They came with the trailer but the guy at Interstate said they were old, he hadn't seen that label in a long time.

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Sam's Club sells Duracell which are actually manufactured by East Penn. East Penn manufactures for several other brands including Deka.

Trojan or Rolls Surrette are the best, but as mentioned by Trackrig, I am not sure they are worth the premium price. Gold carts store typically carry Trojan. Industrial supply houses carry either Trojan or Rolls, but they may not stock the GC2 size. Solar power stires also, but again, they probably don't stock GC2.

* This post was edited 09/29/20 05:18pm by theoldwizard1 *

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Even the least tech savvy person can now leave a horrid review in seconds. I weighed the Costco interstates and they are lighter, which is not good.

If you have a costco nearby and often go there it could be a good choice still. Especially if you practice battery maintenance. Warranty is only 1 year fixed so keep an eye on them. If you get unlucky make sure to handle it within the year.

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