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Old 10-11-2016, 07:05 PM   #1
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Smile Anyone using Everstart Maxx 65

Planning to replace our coach batteries. Looking at AGM vs. non-AGM, Interstate, Exide Motorcraft, etc. Has anyone used the EVERSTART inexpensive batteries from Walmart? Will they last just as long as the AGM batteries 2x as expensive?

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Old 10-12-2016, 11:43 AM   #2
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Planning to replace our coach batteries. Looking at AGM vs. non-AGM, Interstate, Exide Motorcraft, etc. Has anyone used the EVERSTART inexpensive batteries from Walmart? Will they last just as long as the AGM batteries 2x as expensive?

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Yes, with mixed results. I've not had a good experience with Walmart (at various locations) when the battery doesn't perform well.

No, AGM batteries are much better. (Based on using AGMs in my motorcycles)

If you have a Costco or Sams Club membership, suggest you look there. I buy Costco batteries if available for use--they're usually highly rated by consumer reports and they have the best (as far as I've found) replacement warranty.
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:50 AM   #3
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I have had several Wal-mart deep cycle batteries. When I was looking they had a 2 year warranty and most others have 12 months. I have NO experience in dry camping so I am only speaking of regular use of battery. There are Wal-marts all around me, so warranty would never be an issue. I let my boat set up(18 months) and new the batteries would be bad... Wrong one out of three were and Wal-mart replaced it no questions asked. They are everywhere, the warranty was good and the price was good. Easy choice for me.
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Old 10-16-2016, 09:55 PM   #4
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Planning to replace our coach batteries. Looking at AGM vs. non-AGM, Interstate, Exide Motorcraft, etc. Has anyone used the EVERSTART inexpensive batteries from Walmart? Will they last just as long as the AGM batteries 2x as expensive?

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i have used Napa and Walmart group 27 batteries. Good results with both. I would hazard a guess that Johnson Control make both. The Walmart batteries used to be Exide branded.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:38 AM   #5
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I have used nEverstart before but they don't hold up. For the last 10 years or so I buy batteries based on who gives the best warranty. Lately I buy from Autozone since they offer a 5 year replacement.
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