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Old 07-28-2016, 09:08 AM   #1
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Looking to buy a group 27 deep Cycle Battery. Best bang for the buck who's got it?

Interstate, Costco, Canadian tire, Wallmart?

Getting the new trailer out just after the long weekend. Just confirmed the fridge works
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:26 AM   #2
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Looking to buy a group 27 deep Cycle Battery. Best bang for the buck who's got it?

Interstate, Costco, Canadian tire, Wallmart?

Getting the new trailer out just after the long weekend. Just confirmed the fridge works
: we got 4 1/2 years out of our old ones which is pretty good in my books but they were bought south of the border, so we bought two at Canuck tire and they cost us $215 each but that was after the $25 off from sale price then we got $20 for each battery when we brought them back. My wife and a friend in Standard, AB installed them taking about 1 1/2 hours figuring out all the extra wires we had added over the years for this and that. Were now in Regina, SK heading for Estavan area for a few days arrive there on Friday sometime, well be spending time in Oungre, Estavan, & Cantal SK. Remember fridge monitor, lights, water pump, plugs in bathroom forward all run on Battery when on the inverter, Tow car battery is charged by house batteries at same time when driving down the road.
So those batteries do a lot of work.
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:47 AM   #3
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I would steer clear of Interstate batteries I have had trouble with them as have several people I know. Purchased my Casita new in May of 2014 and the Interstate battery that came with it lasted 3 months got it replaced after a hassle with local dealers who did not want to do a warrenty. I just got back from a 2 week trip and that battery wasn't holding a charge so I tested it and it has two week cells. I recomend Trogen deep cell batteries I know a number of people who have excellent luck with them, just remember when is comes to batteries you get what you pay for.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:14 AM   #4
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Interstate battery lasted 5 years. No matter what you purchase there is always the chance you might get a bad item. Purchase from a reputable dealer like Walmart or Costco. Got my new on this year at Costco during a sale.

When you purchase from a nationwide dealer you can get service anywhere. You do not have to take it back to the store you bought it from.
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Old 07-28-2016, 11:44 AM   #5
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Interstate battery lasted 5 years. No matter what you purchase there is always the chance you might get a bad item. Purchase from a reputable dealer like Walmart or Costco. Got my new on this year at Costco during a sale.

When you purchase from a nationwide dealer you can get service anywhere. You do not have to take it back to the store you bought it from.
I took it to two different RV dealers and one retail dealer and none of them would adjust warrenty because I did not buy it from them, I had to drive 25 miles to the Intertate Distrbutor to get it adjusted. Two bad batteries on a row is is not chance it's poor product.

I have been involved in the parts and service end of heavy truck and equipment including large rv's for over 45 years and the batteries with least problems were Deca brand or Trogen the rest were always a crap shoot.
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Old 07-28-2016, 12:28 PM   #6
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Yep one is right to buy batteries from Walmart, Costco, Canadian tire in Canada there are the 3 above stores mentioned but in the USA on the East side there is not Canadian tires, now Costco's so you are screwed out there and if there are they are far and few between, seems Costco likes west coast much more.
Canadian tire is only a Canuck thing.
But Walmart is almost every where in Canada and if not a Walmart then it is called Sam's Club.
We bought at Canuck tire as it is every where in Canada but we do travel in the USA so we would be out of luck there on a return.
I would think Walmart as the best place to go and where we bought there was a Canuck tire but no Walmart??? go figure.
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:01 PM   #7
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don't matter....

LOL....have to laugh at this discussion....have a look at where I live !!!!!
and then I bought my two GCs at........... COSTCO....4 miles away !!!!

BTW if I had two battery failures in the same year I'd be looking for a cause....heck, I did that at my first failure....and that's when I ditched the converter...happy motoring
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:09 PM   #8
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Interstate, Costco, Die Hard and some, maybe not all Auto Zone and WalMart batteries are made by the same company, Johnson Control. Repeated frequent battery failures are most likely caused by an issue with the charging system.
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:17 PM   #9
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Now is when this thread will get interesting.
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Make sure that Walmart battery is a true deep cycle battery and not a combo deep cycle/starting battery designed for boating.
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Other than lights what heavy load will you run off the battery?
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Deep cycle batteries???

True deep cycle batteries are difficult find. You'll find a lot hybrid batteries sold as deep cycle batteries. I have found 2 major brands of true deep cycle batteries, Trojan and Interstate. My preference is Trojan. I bough a true deep cycle Trojan battery for a batteries only shop. Big box stores don't carry true deep cycle batteries.
The battery I bought is a group 24 and the battery has a 100 amp hour capacity. It wasn't as cheap as a big box store hybrid.
However my true deep cycle group 24 battery has about the same capacity as a group 27 marine battery.
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Make sure that Walmart battery is a true deep cycle battery and not a combo deep cycle/starting battery designed for boating.
Be careful on this one. I'm glad you specified the starting aspect. There are generally two types of marine batteries, one is a starting battery. The other battery is intended for long term draws and frequent recharging, as is required for trolling motors, etc. This second type certainly acceptable as a trailer battery.
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Old 07-28-2016, 03:01 PM   #14
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I run two Trojan T-105 Deep Cycle 6 Volt batteries. I had them on my previous huge 30' Toy Hauler trailer and just kept them when upgraded to the Boler. Way more power than I need (lights & water pump), but why not. I run them in series, which gives me 225 Amp Hours. (As opposed to running in parallel, which gives a guy 450 amp hours @ 6 volt instead of 12 volt).

Bought them at Battery World here in Calgary. Think it was $110 or so each...
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