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swimmer_spe

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JaxDad wrote:

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Code 24 or group 24 (75 amp hours about 15 useable per battery)

GC-2 are the same foot print but taller. 2 in series give 12 volts 220 amp hours 110 usable that's over 3 times the power for about the same price.


And about 10 times the cost....


Ten times the cost?

Down here in the GTA there is about $20 difference between a group 24 and GC2 6 volt battery.


The battery I got was about $130. It is a 12 volt. I would need 2 of those 6 volts at about $600 each. That is about 10 times the cost.


I don’t know where you’re battery shopping, but even Chinese (CDN) Tire, known for over-priced junk, sells GC-2 batteries for $175 each.

I bought two recently from a golf cart distributor in Newmarket, they were $148 each.


I'd still need 2. Plus some wiring to make it work. Just not needed yet.

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The OP is clear that a group 24 is not appropriate size

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10-3/4 inches long GROUP 24

12" inches long GROUP 27

13" inches long GROUP 31, 30, 29

Measured by the jar, not rope handles, fratches, ledges, etc.

Gotta ruler or tape measure?

Or mark STRING and stuff it in s pocket and take it with you...


This helps me the most. I can get a battery that will fit, but wouldn't be one of those Now I know which ones to look for.


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When the intercell strap broke on the Wal-Mart battery broke, I abandoned Wal-Mart altogether.

Regardless of anything else, if a person does not like the way a Costco battery parts its hair, then get in line for a refund. tough to beat that kind of GUARANTEE.

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azrving wrote:

A group 27. Marine/RV

Group 27

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This is the correct answer on page 1
Now 6 pages later of wrong and confusing answers,.....about normal for here !
When the OP said he dint want 2 6 volt, what do you suppose that meant to some people ?


Rich

'01 31' Rexall Vision, Generac 5.5k, 1000 watt Honda, PD 9245 conv, 300 watts Solar, 150 watt inv, 2 Cos 6v batts, ammeters, led voltmeters all over the place, KD/sat, 2 Oly Cat heaters w/ ox, and towing a 2012 Liberty, Lowe bass boat, or a Kawi Mule.


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In 2011 I killed the house batteries that came with our used motorhome by believing the idiot lights and voltmeter (both are overly optimistic for hours after a little charging from the engine while driving. We were in Nanaimo, BC and I bought two deep cycle (not marine) batteries at Costco there. I learned my lesson and got a battery monitor, then a solar panel and these batteries never went below 80% charge. They are still performing very well after 8 years. I see the Grande Prairie, Alberta Costco has the same type of battery a little higher cost than the $90 I paid in 2011.
No problem choosing a size, just measure the length, width and height your battery compartment can handle and take the tape measure with you to the store. And choose the type compatible with the wire connectors you have. $10 back for returning an old battery, not necessarily the same size.


2004 E350 Adventurer (Canadian) 20 footer - Alberta, Canada
No TV + 100W solar = no generator needed

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