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Old 02-12-2016, 12:33 AM   #1
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6 volt golf cart batteries ??

Camping world advertised 6 volt golf cart batteries for $135 they have 226 minutes Reserve cranking capacity at 25 amps.. This sounds like a pretty good deal. Any comments pro or con??
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Probably just fine if you don't mind the CW mark up on them. Costco or Sam's or a battery store should beat CW's price.
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Dont spent $135.00 x2 for 226 ah. for $141.00 x2 you can get Interstates GC2-RD-UTL 6-Volt Golf Car Battery with 415 ah.

Interstate Batteries Golf Detail Page - Interstate GC2-RD-UTL 6-Volt Golf Car Battery replacement battery
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Pat,

There shouldn't be any Cold Cranking Amps on the label if it is a true Deep Cycle battery.

You don't want to crank anything, you just want to have a battery that will withstand repeated big discharge/charge cycle.

Anything showing CCA is a Marine Starting battery, it won't the same super duty plates that a true deep cycle will have.
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Hi Mac - that looked like a good price for 2, but it looks like that is per battery. I did find duracell titan replacements at batteries+ for $99 on sort of a permanent sale, and got 4 to build a mobile bat bank extension. Possibly 10% fewer AH than the others, but looked like a good deal.
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The Duracell's I am running are $84.52 at Sam's Club
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Oops I should have typed reserve capacity.. Not reserve cranking capacity.. Don't know where the cranking came from except from habit...


Thanks to everyone for the advice.. Seems like I need to do a bit more homework.


Just went back and took a second look at the ad. Even though it shows a reserve capacity of 226 mins at 25 amps, its listed as a starting battery...


Wouldn't that translate to 3.76 hours at 25 amps times 2 batteries still giving me about 7.5 hours at 25 amps??


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Hi Mac - that looked like a good price for 2, but it looks like that is per battery. I did find duracell titan replacements at batteries+ for $99 on sort of a permanent sale, and got 4 to build a mobile bat bank extension. Possibly 10% fewer AH than the others, but looked like a good deal.
Hey thanks!! I checked with a Batteries plus store nearby.. Found the batteries you referred to.. It looks like the kind of capacity I'm looking for at a good price and an even better warranty than
at Camping world..
I really like dealing with local merchants.. Been burned buying stuff online..

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Hi Mac - that looked like a good price for 2, but it looks like that is per battery. I did find duracell titan replacements at batteries+ for $99 on sort of a permanent sale, and got 4 to build a mobile bat bank extension. Possibly 10% fewer AH than the others, but looked like a good deal.
Correct but the UTL plates are 3 times the thickness as the ones your talking about.
So in simple terms, if those would last a year, the interstates will last three years, so a better buy overall.
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I pick them up next Saturday..
Now just have to order a second battery box and a couple of battery cables, Get it and the cut off switch installed and that part will be taken care of...

I expect that it will insure that we get heat all night and can run the tv and occasional water pump need to flush or rinse....

Thanks again and all the best.
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