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My TT needs a new battery. I am not normally boon docking it, yet, so I only need a battery for the typical load of it sitting unplugged from shore power. So, which Costco battery should I get?

Do not suggest other places as I am in Canada, and don't have Autozones, Pepboys, etc...

Do not suggest the 2 6 volt set up as that is not my need.

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What series battery do you presently have, if it has served you well the same should work in the future.


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stickdog wrote:

What series battery do you presently have, if it has served you well the same should work in the future.


I don't know. It is a marine starting battery from somewhere else.

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A group 27. Marine/RV

Group 27

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azrving wrote:

A group 27. Marine/RV

Group 27


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you also need a battery to power the trailer breakaway switch, while towing the TT.
if you never dry camp or boondock, a Group 24 dual purpose marine battery is fine. US Costcos carry Interstates, not sure about Canada.


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You may not need the golf cart batteries...but... If you have room (many TTs are putting the batteries in a compartment now), 2 6 volt golf cart batteries from Costco wired in series will be about the same price as one marine deep cycle. They will provide more power and last longer. The one time you are out and every campground is full and you are forced to WalMart it, you will be glad you went that route. If you are stuck with the single battery box on the tounge, stick with the marine.

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Costco varies from province to province... Virtually any marine/deep cycle group 27 - 31 battery at Costco will be fine. Measure your battery box dimensions and bring tape measure to Costco and buy your best bang for your buck battery. Keeping in mind dimensions,or.change battery box.

You have battery stores like. Batterybattery.ca out there you might consider calling them and ask what they have in deep cycle lead acid 12 volt, there are some really decent RV deep cycle batteries that can be had for.under $300.


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Nothihg wrong with Costco batteries.. Last I checked they were made by a good quality battery maker (However they may have changed suppliers in the last decade) but if you are only using for "Road power" (Basically the safety brake battery) Most anything will do.. Costco, Canada Tire. Wal-Mart.. Whatever stops your trailer.


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Simple answer: Take your old battery to COSCO for an exact change.


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