Can't believe so many have to replace starting batteries so soon. My batteries are nine years old on our Camelot and still start like new. The only thing I do is turn off the batteries when parked. I did add water for the first time last year. I did replace the four coach batteries last year (eight years old) which still held a charge.
I'm not quiet sure of the date the batteries were Mfg., but I think one of my problems might have been the Cable Clamp, when I had starting problems(low batteries), I started checking, and found one of the cable clamps(post type), was broken, the ear had been broken and the clamp was not exactly tight, it was in a manner that one could not see it and could only feel, so I was lucky to even find it, Now if that could have lead to the problem, I am not sure, but it it was not recieving a charge as it should then it possibly could have caused it to die, it is a 12V and the Voltage checked 4.9 so it was dead,dead..I have not been able to revive it, I have charged it seperately but can not get it to hold a charge, the Other one (2 in a bank) is well and holding a good charge at about 12.9, So any advice on how to revive the dead battery would be helpful also.
2007 Country Coach, Allure 470, 42',ISL Cummins 400, TV- 2011 Chevy Silverado, Blackhawk and Brakemaster.
If you hook up a charger to it and it does not take a charge, it is time to replace it. I have the Interstate Workaholic 31 MHD sealed batteries, and they crank the Cat engine pretty good. I have had them on now for five and a half years, so I don't know how much longer they will last. But I have been wondering.
I notice on Ebay they have them for around $125.00 ea. Not sure about how good they are getting them from Ebay, but I did see them last night on the computer.
2002 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser
330 HP Caterpillar
3000 Allison Transmission
Neway Freightliner chassis
2013 Honda CR-V EX
Well, just to let everyone know, I went with the NAPA Series, 1000CCA, after talking with the people that make the DEKA, they said they made the batteries for NAPA and Batteries Plus, said they were exactly the same, just the label was the only difference, Napa sold me 2 for 107.00 ea + tax, best price I could find., and they did look exactly the same as the Deka, same case.
So it does pay to shop around, battery plus wanted 139.99 + tax.
The problem with getting them off Ebay is the Shipping, they have to go by Motor Freight, shipping cost as much as the batteries.
Thanks to all for responding, great help to converse with knowledgeable folks. Thanks again, Marvin
Wher are you guys getting batteries so cheap? My cranking batteries are Nap, BCI# 4, CCA 1050@32 deg. Everywhere I check online there between $300 - $500 each. Is there someting special about my batteries?
Michael & Donna
Little Ones Becky & Karen
2012 Georgetown 350TS
2013 Wrangler Unlimited Toad
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