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  1. #1
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    Default Batteries...holy cow

    so my truck is in need of new batteries (yes multiple) and it's been a while since i've shopped car batteries... holy moly. $180+ each.
    It got me to thinking... i have a crap load of lead acid batteries to deal with...

    2 in my truck
    2 in boat
    1 in wife's suv
    7 in golf cart!!!
    1 in tractor (this one is amazing and can sit literally months w/o issue... of course i just jinx'd myself)
    1 on camper
    4 on various atv/dirtbikes (not including deer feeder batteries, lol)

    and the only ones i pro-actively maintain are the golf cart and boat. always on a charger when not in use.

    sonofa....
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    $180 is a bit steep for car batteries. the last one I bought was a few years ago and it was $90 for a honda car. had to replace an interstate deep cycle this spring in the boat and it was only $105.

    most atv/mc batteries are in the $35-40 range that I have ever seen.

    now those 6volt golfcart batteries can get pricey real quick..

    hmm and lets see....
    1 in the truck
    1 in the gennie car
    1 in the winter beater
    3 in the boat
    1 in the crotchrocket

    and that doesn't even begin to touch all the remotes in the house
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    AutoZone was best deal i could find locally for group 94R, @$187(x2). +$18(x2) core charge (which i'd get back) + ~8% Tax. = ~$440 (before core charge rebate)
    Luckily we have a goodyear service center in our parking garage at work that will replace them for $379 including labor...while i "work"

    That's twice they've hooked me up downstairs. They replaced a transfer case seal for me a month or so back for pretty cheap. and convenient as heck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pound View Post
    so my truck is in need of new batteries (yes multiple) and it's been a while since i've shopped car batteries... holy moly. $180+ each.
    It got me to thinking... i have a crap load of lead acid batteries to deal with...

    2 in my truck
    2 in boat
    1 in wife's suv
    7 in golf cart!!!
    1 in tractor (this one is amazing and can sit literally months w/o issue... of course i just jinx'd myself)
    1 on camper
    4 on various atv/dirtbikes (not including deer feeder batteries, lol)

    and the only ones i pro-actively maintain are the golf cart and boat. always on a charger when not in use.

    sonofa....
    what kind of batteries are 180 each , unless they are optima

    what kinda truck ?


    146 at sams club duracells
    Last edited by jmvotto; 09-09-2016 at 03:03 PM.
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    I didn't think about how many batteries but how many pistons I own between all of the WaveRunners, boats, RC's, cars, lawn care products and so on. It is a lot of pistons! Its a good think they pretty much take care of themselves.

    You do hit those expensive batteries once you start installing AGM. They do last and hold a charge for ever.
    2007 XLV Gravity Games
    Full Wake Makers upgraded ballast and pumps
    1,100 in each rear locker
    1,180 in front
    OJ 1435 prop, 325 EFI Indmar Assult.
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    Costco sells Interstate, that's where I get all of mine from.

    Think the last one was wife's SUV, $79
    2017 Centurion Ri237
    2013 Supra SA450 - Sold
    2006 Mobius LSV - Sold
    2004 Stingray 190LS - Sold
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    haha. Walmart Everstart Maxx group 29 = $100ea.

    1. Boat battery #1
    2. Boat battery #2
    3. Boat battery #3
    4. Bmw
    5. Audi
    6. Sportbike
    7. Wife's F150


    Used to have 2 more in the camping trailer, but that's gone now. Core charges annoy me. When I bought an additional battery for the boat I didn't have a core to give them. So I bought a new motorcycle battery off Ebay for $27 (no core charge on it) and gave them the old battery out of my motorcycle to get the $12 core charge back. It was funny giving them a tiny motorcycle battery when buying a big ass group 29 deep cycle.
    2008 Moomba Mobius XLV. Monster Cargo Bimini, WS Rev 410's, Polk Cabins, 3 Infinity Subs, PPI amps, WS420, Exile BT, upgraded ballast pumps, up to 3,500+ pounds of ballast, Blue LED's...
    1992 Supra Sunsport. **SOLD** 2k pounds ballast, Surf System, Blue LED's everywhere, decent audio system.
    Tow Rig: 2013 F150 Ecoboost FX4 (wife's rig) Other money pits include:1998 BMW M3 Cabriolet, 2009 Audic A6 Avant 3.0T, 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R 636.
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    Walmart Everstart Maxx group H7 (94R) $149.76
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/EverStart...ttery/20531542
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    Now you know why I'm satisfied with one battery in the boat. I have "things" that need at least 11 batteries and 26 tires so I work hard to keep them in good shape but time is a killer no matter how well they are taken care of. I might try the Costco Interstate golf cart batteries in the motor home next year but I wasn't a fan of the old Costco Johnson Controls batteries.
    Last edited by zabooda; 09-09-2016 at 07:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmvotto View Post
    what kind of batteries are 180 each , unless they are optima

    what kinda truck ?


    146 at sams club duracells
    An interstate OEM group battery for my son's VW passat was $130 and that wholesale and no tax. Lead and other metals like copper, have gotten out of sight

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