Battery Recommendations for a new UHaul owner? - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Trailer: Class A Motorhome
Posts: 7,912
Built-in Battery Condition indicators are notoriously inaccurate and you wind up over using your battery. Best bet to me is the Voltminder (voltminder.com) for less than $40. It's an accurage digital display and you can set alarm limits to let you know if you are getting low. It also lets you know if your TV is charging through the connection as well.



Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 04:12 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
David Tilston's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1976, 1978, 1979, 1300 - 1977, and a 1973
Alberta
Posts: 6,926
Registry
I have never seen a 12 V golf cart battery. The 6 V version that Costco sells looks more like a tall Group 24.

In terms of battery installation in cars, I used to own an 1984 Audi 5000. The battery was under the back seat. No vent.
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 05:57 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Thomas G.'s Avatar
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 5,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Tilston View Post
.................In terms of battery installation in cars, I used to own an 1984 Audi 5000. The battery was under the back seat. No vent.
My 1964 VW also had the battery under the back seat - that is until I hit a big bump. Initially I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't start, then I saw the cables hanging through the hole in the floor.
__________________
UHaul and Burro owners, join the UHaul Campers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/529276933859491/
Thomas G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 06:31 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Trailer: 92 16 ft Scamp
Posts: 11,756
Registry
Here's the two batteries I'm looking at:
12v Marine Battery:
Duracellģ Marine Battery - Group Size 27DC - Sam's Club

12v Golf Cart battery:
Duracellģ Golf Car Battery - Group Size GC12V - Sam's Club[/QUOTE]

Check Costco prices for their group 27 Deep Cell I picked one up a couple of years ago for a good price. If you travel a lot using Costco is good option as they are located pretty well everywhere - goes bad they will take it back no questions asked. Although I have not had any issues with the performance on mine and it has been used a lot.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 06:38 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
mmeyer's Avatar
 
Name: Michael J
Trailer: U-Haul VT
Indiana
Posts: 505
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by David Tilston
I have never seen a 12 V golf cart battery. The 6 V version that Costco sells looks more like a tall Group 24.

In terms of battery installation in cars, I used to own an 1984 Audi 5000. The battery was under the back seat. No vent.
They make 8 V golf cart batteries too. Suspect it gives options to get 12 and 24 v systems.
mmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2012, 07:10 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
knighth001's Avatar
 
Name: Sean
Trailer: 1984 Uhaul CT 13
Georgia
Posts: 163
Registry
I'd love to use Costco but we only have Sams club here. Closest Costco is over an hour away. (and that's distance not traffic)

Thx for the dimensions. I think a 27 might be the largest I can fit without a new enclosure. The 12v golf cart battery is $100 more than the deep cycle marine one. So I may stick with the marine 27.
__________________
--Sean
1984 Uhaul CT 13
TV: 2015 GMC Acadia V6, 2008 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, 2001 Mazda Tribute V6
My U-haul Camper Blog
knighth001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 09:00 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Chris Jones's Avatar
 
Name: Chris
Trailer: U-Haul
Georgia
Posts: 241
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by knighth001 View Post
I'd love to use Costco but we only have Sams club here. Closest Costco is over an hour away. (and that's distance not traffic)

Thx for the dimensions. I think a 27 might be the largest I can fit without a new enclosure. The 12v golf cart battery is $100 more than the deep cycle marine one. So I may stick with the marine 27.
Group 27 deep cycle is what I'm looking at.. The group 29 I attempted to put in was a little to large for the box.
Chris Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
battery, uhaul


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New UHaul CT13 owner Thomas G. Hi, I am.... 42 04-14-2017 09:32 AM
how do I find an owner Uhaul CT13 Lynne VDK Modifications, Alterations and Updates 3 07-19-2012 06:22 PM
uhaul 13' new owner with questions daman4799 Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11 04-26-2011 07:48 AM
Uhaul Owner - Serious Question Mike H. General Chat 2 04-10-2006 07:28 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.