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mrad

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The dealer we are buying our toy hauler from will be putting two golf cart batteries in it tomorrow. I will have to bring the batteries as their battery guy will not be there in time to deliver golf cart batteries. I am looking at two of these from Costco. Does htis seem to be the most cost GC battery?
I was hoping to put 4 in, but do to space, we are only able to fit 2.


https://www.costco.com/interstate-6-volt-golf-cart-battery.product.100476406.html

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If you won't be in cold weather consider LI chemistries.

If you will be in cold weather consider SiO2 chemistries.

Both of the above are a lower "cost per cycle" than anything else.


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Sams Club or Costco. Although there are some people reporting that are having problems with newer Costco 6 volt batteries.

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bobsallyh wrote:

Sams Club or Costco. Although there are some people reporting that are having problems with newer Costco 6 volt batteries.


I have one pair of Trojan GC2 and one set of SamsClub. Both work fine but the Samsclub's were 40% less and about 80 miles driving to the dealer with the Trojans.

These Lithium battery lovers never mention the price which is well over $1000/battery. Maybe they will last a lot longer but they have not been in use long enough in RV's to tell. You can buy a lot of golf cart 6V batteries for the price of one Lithium and as he mentioned their performance drops like a rock in cool weather.


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Posted: 10/12/20 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Costco is fine. Yes this a good value for the money.


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Are you considering an inverter for the refridge?

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agesilaus wrote:

l. You can buy a lot of golf cart 6V batteries for the price of one Lithium and as he mentioned their performance drops like a rock in cool weather.
It isn't about performance, it's charging. It's acid batteries that drop performance when cold.

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2oldman wrote:

Are you considering an inverter for the refridge?


I believe it has one

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2oldman wrote:

agesilaus wrote:

l. You can buy a lot of golf cart 6V batteries for the price of one Lithium and as he mentioned their performance drops like a rock in cool weather.
It isn't about performance, it's charging. It's acid batteries that drop performance when cold.


You are correct until the temps get down near 0 deg C (32 F) when charging LiB can cause irreversible damage. High temps are more of a problem for LiB.

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mrad wrote:

2oldman wrote:

Are you considering an inverter for the refridge?
I believe it has one
I'm curious as to why a toyhauler would have room for just 2 batteries.

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