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Posted: 09/15/19 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BFL13 wrote:

"Aren’t these foreign made?"

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I suppose they are made in Canada like the labeling states ??


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Powertour wrote:

Picked up 2 Duracell 6v batts at Sam's about a month ago for my Moho's coach 12v needs. Way too much negative feedback on the current Costco Interstate batteries for me to even consider them right now. So far so good on the Duracell's.

I think I paid around $87ea for the Duracells at Sam's.


I've been off this board for a year or so. But, back then, NOBODY would consider buying Duracell 6v batteries. They did not even last one year! And everybody was buying Interstate. What happened???


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Perhaps CHINESE NOODLES

Turned out to be an UNDERPERFORMER?

Kirkland Signature

"No holds barred" return guarantee

Kicked Sam Walton right in the REPRODUCERS

It's exactly the same south of the border. Comparing Kirkland Signature to GREAT VALUE...

Is like comparing a BMW to a KIA (Korean Imitation Automobile)

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Deciding between a 6-volt and a 12-volt RV battery is easy if you know what you want. Since the cycle of a battery depends on its capacity, we can say a 6-volt battery has a longer life than a 12-volt battery. On the other hand, two 6-volt devices with a 225 Ah rating will continue to operate your RV unit for 5 to 6 days before the recommended charge (225 Ah ÷ 20 Ah per day = 11.25 days; 11, 25 days x 50% = 5,625 ).

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Perhaps CHINESE NOODLES

Turned out to be an UNDERPERFORMER?

Kirkland Signature

"No holds barred" return guarantee

Kicked Sam Walton right in the REPRODUCERS

It's exactly the same south of the border. Comparing Kirkland Signature to GREAT VALUE...

Is like comparing a BMW to a KIA (Korean Imitation Automobile)


I don't know about in the US but the kirkland batteries here have changed. they lowered the time on the replacment warenty, and they look like a different manufacturer but you cant tell as all it has is a kirkland label.

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LakinZ wrote:

Deciding between a 6-volt and a 12-volt RV battery is easy if you know what you want. Since the cycle of a battery depends on its capacity, we can say a 6-volt battery has a longer life than a 12-volt battery. On the other hand, two 6-volt devices with a 225 Ah rating will continue to operate your RV unit for 5 to 6 days before the recommended charge (225 Ah ÷ 20 Ah per day = 11.25 days; 11, 25 days x 50% = 5,625 ).


Way to revive a 3 year old thread!


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time_to_go_now wrote:

Powertour wrote:

Picked up 2 Duracell 6v batts at Sam's about a month ago for my Moho's coach 12v needs. Way too much negative feedback on the current Costco Interstate batteries for me to even consider them right now. So far so good on the Duracell's.

I think I paid around $87ea for the Duracells at Sam's.


I've been off this board for a year or so. But, back then, NOBODY would consider buying Duracell 6v batteries. They did not even last one year! And everybody was buying Interstate. What happened???


Duracell's are made by Deka (East Penn?). In the past Deka batteries seem to be reasonably reliable. Not as long lasting as a Trojan but decent life. Interstate AFAIK is just a battery distributor, doesn't mfg any batteries.

Recently my 12 year old pair of Trojan 6V batteries finally needed replacing. Looking around the Trojans were north of $250 each!!!. Called the interstate distributor and he rattled off a bunch of info but said oh, we don't even have any "Interstate" GC2's but we have these great..... Brand X substitutes.... End of conversation.

The more research, Batteries plus also was having a hard time getting batteries and for a while in place of duracell they were getting Crown batteries for a while.

Duracells were back in stock. While the Trojan's served me well, at over double the price of the Duracell/East Penn/Decka, went with the Duracell. We shall see how they hold up.


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ktmrfs wrote:

Recently my 12 year old pair of Trojan 6V batteries finally needed replacing. Looking around the Trojans were north of $250 each!!!.
$1,000 gets a set of four? Building a lithium battery is getting to be an especially good value.


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Since Interstate Batteries is just a marketing company, I understand Brookfield and Exide Technologies has now taken over the automotive battery products manufacturing from Johnson Controls.


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The full spectrum of usage covers occasional weekends to hard-core boondocking with constant 50% discharges.

So filling in the blanks without knowing usage is guesswork at best.

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