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Old 06-28-2019, 08:45 PM   #1
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6 Volt GC2 batteries

Hello All

Has anyone purchased and used Costco's 6 volt golf cart batteries.

https://www.costco.com/Interstate-6-...100476406.html

price is great, especially coming from Canada to Washington State. Being electrically challenged I'm not sure if this is good for my travel trailer.

I need to replace one of my 12 volt batteries as one cell is dead in one of the 2 batteries. It's an Interstate SRM24.

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Old 06-28-2019, 08:52 PM   #2
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There is like a billion people on this site that have done this including me.

They work great.

Not a difficult mod. Run your existing positive from the camper to a positive terminal on one battery, connect the negative on that battery to the positive on the other and the negative on that battery to the camper ground.

All done.

There is a plethora of battery boxes. Here is the ones I used.

NOCO Black HM306BKS Single 6V... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00316KU6E...p_mob_ap_share

You need 2
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:12 PM   #3
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Assuming these two replace the two 12ís. New/old often do not play well together.

Now, get a voltmeter! I purchased the Bluetooth BM2 from Amazon for $40.

Read off my phone. It even graphs usage, or charge.

Treat them well and they last a long time.
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Hi

Yes they will replace the 12v's. I to have the BM2 and it does work great.

I might have not worded my question properly, but I am wondering about the Costco 6V GC-2 batteries. Any experience with them ? Are they good ? I know they are made by Interstate.
Where I live here a Interstate 24 battery, which is what I need to replace, is $180 or I can purchase 2 of Costco's 6v GC batteries for $99 US or $262 Can and I am already going to Washington State.
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Yep literally thousands of posts on this subject and along with Sam's Club, are quite popular with the RV community.
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Old 06-29-2019, 06:18 AM   #6
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Actually, mine were installed by the dealer on our 2018 Hathaway.

They are Interstate batteries.

As I have been told there are really only a few manufacturers and lots of different labels applied.

For us, batteries, these, are just no issue. Thatísís the goal.
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Thank you to all of you.

Looks like I am going shopping at Costco
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I think the GC-2 Interstates from Costco or the Duracells from Sams Club are great values. You can spend a lot more on Trojans or other "name brand" GC-2s, but AT MOST you will get an extra year of battery life for the extra money. Take reasonable care (add distilled water when needed) of your GC-2s, and you should get 5+ years out of them. It's basically add water, but otherwise forget about them.

One advantage of Costco/Interstate GC-2s in my neck of the woods is that they are sold in large numbers to RV and golf cart owners; the stock is always fresh.

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Well...you will get hundreds more cycles from a GC2 from Trojan or the other high quality deep cycle mfrs.... but having said that...on a cost per cycle basis...it is probably in favor of the Costco/Sams models at their low prices.
They will work just fine as others have said. What you MUST do is replace BOTH 12V batteries as mixing old, new and different types WILL shorten the life of your new batteries. Must be tough selling batteries in Canada when most live close to the border!
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