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Old 03-31-2015, 10:37 AM   #11
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I wouldn't believe interstate telling you the truth about energizer batteries.
Interstate didn't say anything anything about the Sam's Club batteries. I'm just assuming they are the same as the Sam Club 208ah batteries as they look identical, are the exact same weight and are both made by Johnson Controls in Mexico.

Your 232ah Energizer batteries are the Interstate GC2-HD model which I would buy if I could find them in the Midwest for the price you paid.

Which Sams Club did you buy the from? I may get a set if I can coordinate with a camping trip.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:41 AM   #12
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Would you be so kind as to elaborate on the locking bands? Did you buy them? If so, where?
Yes I bought them from B&D RV Battery Lock. B & D RV Battery Lock For RV travel trailers and popup campers.

They don't fit my GC2 boxes perfectly (look at the hitch side). I guess some GC2 boxes have double 45 degree angles on both sides. As of now I have to use channel locks to get the padlocks on. I may bend one side flat and then put in a 90 degree angle. Or I could get longer locks or find different boxes. Or just make sure I always have a set of channel locks on board.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:11 PM   #13
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Interstate didn't say anything anything about the Sam's Club batteries. I'm just assuming they are the same as the Sam Club 208ah batteries as they look identical, are the exact same weight and are both made by Johnson Controls in Mexico.



Your 232ah Energizer batteries are the Interstate GC2-HD model which I would buy if I could find them in the Midwest for the price you paid.



Which Sams Club did you buy the from? I may get a set if I can coordinate with a camping trip.

I bought them from the SAMs club in placentia, California
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:31 PM   #14
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I bought them from the SAMs club in placentia, California
Thanks. I found a couple clubs within 30 miles of me that carry the 232ah energizers. Looks like there was a nationwide price increase though. They are $112.68 each plus core

That's 34% more than the 208ah model for only an 11.5% gain in capacity. Plus I would have to buy a Sams membership. Not worth it for me.

I just got back from my closest Sams Club and saw the 208ah which is called the Engergizer Golf Cart vs. the Premium Golf Cart for the 232ah model. The 208ah model is identical to the batteries I bought at Costco for $83.99 each. Even the month/year stickers are the same. They come from the same Interstate distributor in Kansas City and are made by Johnson Controls at one of their Mexico plants.





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Old 04-01-2015, 01:34 AM   #15
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Yes I bought them from B&D RV Battery Lock. B & D RV Battery Lock For RV travel trailers and popup campers.
From pictures on that site it looks like each band is two halves and interlocks at the bottom somehow? Would you mind posting a detail picture of the bottom of the band?

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It will be some time as the trailer is in storage. The video on their site shows how the two pieces interlock at the bottom. No hardware is used for interlocking. Your batteries will not get stolen unless they bring big bolt cutters for whatever lock you use.
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:28 AM   #17
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Im thinking of switching to dual 6V's since we mainly do dry camping.......perhaps its time to plan on rigging up some sort of locks for mine as well, because from the looks of it someone needed my battery more than i do, and since they didnt end up walking away with it, looks like they spat on the ground???
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I have a pair of true deep-cycle 12 volt batteries rather than two 6 volt batteries. I like the redundancy but the primary reason for using 12s is that they serve a different purpose, separately, when not camping. They have slightly less capacity as a pair but are usable individually.

I don't need fancy locks because I store my batteries in my garage when not camping. The trailer lives at a storage lot. When the trailer's at the house to load or unload, I swap the pair of deep cycle batteries for the single cheaper battery that came with the trailer. That's essential, for emergency braking.

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Im thinking of switching to dual 6V's since we mainly do dry camping.......perhaps its time to plan on rigging up some sort of locks for mine as well, because from the looks of it someone needed my battery more than i do, and since they didnt end up walking away with it, looks like they spat on the ground???
Classy. What kept them from taking it?
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Classy. What kept them from taking it?
Not sure, may have been the neighbors dogs...wish it would have been my rifle but I guess you can't win em all 😏
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