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Old 01-30-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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Who makes the supplied battery,s

Recently purchased my second Solera in October . Battery's can not hold a charge . I was told by dealer to contact battery manufacturer. Nothing on either battery identifies the manufacture. Looked on all four sides. Any help would be appreciated. Perhaps B.C. Is reading this posting
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:11 PM   #2
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If it is a new RV, then they should be covered under warranty?
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Old 01-31-2014, 12:20 AM   #3
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Yes by the battery company
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:33 AM   #4
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Try this; do a search on any specific information you can get off of markings on the battery. Type it in all different ways. Their are only a couple mfgs. In the US. The manufacturer's code number on the battery will also identify the manufacturer. That will help you reverse look up back to the manufacturer. Then if successful, look into their distribution chain to find a distributor. My guess is they will pro-rate them based on months in service. Good luck.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:10 AM   #5
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Did the dealer not tell you the manufacturer of the battery?

Your dealer is pretty crappy imo.
If your dealer installed the batteries then the are the servicing shop for the batteries they install.

In 2005 I bought a 2005 flagstaff and had dual batteries installed.
They lasted 6 mo. For whatever reason.
I took them back to the dealer for free replacement no questions asked.

Now if your batteries were installed at the factory then your "great" dealer should be on the phone the second you claimed foul on the batteries trying to help you hand over foot.
They must not value you as a customer that they brush you off to speak to the manufacturer of said batteries.
Shame on them that you spent that kind of money to brush you off.

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My 2 coach batteries were DOA - and defective when I bought my new 2013 Solera. I knew I wanted to upgrade to AGM's so I purchased 2 AGM batteries from Sears. I know for owning many boats, the AGM is best suited for this type of application (low self discharge, faster recovery, not damaged by repeated discharges and truly maintenance free.
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My 2 coach batteries were DOA - and defective when I bought my new 2013 Solera. I knew I wanted to upgrade to AGM's so I purchased 2 AGM batteries from Sears. I know for owning many boats, the AGM is best suited for this type of application (low self discharge, faster recovery, not damaged by repeated discharges and truly maintenance free.
Hey boats742,
Need more info please: Do you have a part number, etc.- approximate cost per battery thru Sears-Thanks.
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If it is a new RV, then they should be covered under warranty?
I agree Dealer should take care of. Tell dealer that battery won't hold charge when unit is plugged in and get them to look at charging system and while your there put the service manager on the line, if he won't do something go higher there. If I bought an new car and the battery died I'm not going to pay for a new battery and neither should you for the rv.
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Hey boats742,
Need more info please: Do you have a part number, etc.- approximate cost per battery thru Sears-Thanks.
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I use the Sears Platinum Marine AGM batteries size 34M. They cost about $230 each, but worth it IMHO.
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Those are Exide batteries.
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