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Old 02-19-2013, 05:08 PM   #11
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Easily replaced. Probably should have picked this one up from the get go. Thought about it actually.

It's an AGM battery.

Duracell® AGM Deep Cycle Marine and RV Battery - Group Size 31DTMAGM - Sam's Club
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #12
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Another truck starting battery.
RC 200 about 84 AH
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:09 PM   #13
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But, but... It says RV... Sigh....
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:25 PM   #14
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But, but... It says RV... Sigh....
I think the RV designation in this case refers to a motorhomes. This would be a great battery for the engine compartment to start the engine.

That same motorhomes will still real deep cycle batteries to power everything else.

I got 2 6v from Costco and am vert happy.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:38 PM   #15
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Why do you consider the Duracell a truck battery?
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It's an engine starting battery with 800 cold cranking amps at 0°F as shown in specs. It's an AGM construction wich is advanced glass matt. These are sealed and you can't spill them. These ALSO work as a deep cycle battery.

The new batteries that are out are combo meal batteries as they are labeled for engine starting AND deep cycle. They indeed work well for doing both. HOWEVER, in the old days, if you deep discharged an engine starting battery on a regular basis, you would shorten the lifespan of the battery much quicker. These new batteries may not have that problem.

The battery I have in my new Columbus RV is a combo labeled battery by Interstate brand. It is not AGM either. I don't have an engine to start on the Columbus so I could not tell you if it works well for that or not. Works well for deep cycle however.

http://www.interstatebatteries.com/c...ineDeepCycle|3|
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Why do you consider the Duracell a truck battery?

Not the brand. The model mentioned.

Cold Cranking Amps = starting battery.

Large AH rating means house (storage) battery

House batteries NEVER have a CCA rating because they won't do very well starting an engine (can't give up a LOT of amps quickly). They are designed to give them up slowly over a long period of time.
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:20 AM   #18
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There are Dual Purpose (DP) batteries (my OEM battery was a DP - also called MARINE battery). This is because they are being asked to do TWO different jobs with the same plate design.

My experience has been that DP batteries are WAY better than a starting battery but if you KNOW that the battery will not be used to start an engine, the dedicated deep storage only battery is the way to go.
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So Herk, my Energizer E31C is not a marine type dual purpose battery? Yeah, I probably know the answer. You guys are gonna make me go 6v on the batteries so I can hopefully avoid stupid. Are there 12v deep cycle or are they just trolling motor, dual purpose, types??
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When I get back to the camper I will post some links to some true house batteries including 12 volt models.
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