Trojan 6v vs. Costco 6v Batteries

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  1. dru
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    For my 30' toy hauler. I currently have 2, 6v cheap pieces of shit (came with the trailer).

    Time to buy: I"ve heard great things about Trojan, but has anyone had good experience with Costco 6v batteries? Any other ideas?

    Your help is appreciated!!
  2. YANK N CRANK #2
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    We've been having excellent luck with 6 volts from Napa.... Had the trojans, they were ok... These napa brand 6v's made by exide seem to be the ticket.... No experience with the costco batteries...
  3. dru
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    Thanks Yank...
  4. reelbadlarry
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    Lots of people on the glamisdunes.com board use them.. no bad experiences that I have heard of...great return policy. I got some and they seem to work as well as the old US Battery 2200s I had.
  5. RASTA
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    costco batteries work great!!!!!!!
  6. ISLAND BOUND
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    I've been told that there are 2 or 3 companies that make most of the batteries . the costco 6v may be trojans, I buy mine at powerton batteies in santa ana. They have the trojans but for a little less I buy the U.S batteries, they will last about 4-5 years if you keep them charged. Best place to buy batteries if you are in the area.
    (Powertron Battery Co. - Santa Ana, CA) Powertron Battery Company Home Page
  7. sharkfish-1
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    Trojan and US Battery batteries are the premier batteries made. Costco is a buying group and they buy what they can get the price on. Currently my understanding is that their stuff is comming from JCi made in Mexico. As far as quality I am not sure, but I understand that it is a lower A/H rated battery. Generally you can buy the US line for a little less money than trojan with out giving up on quality. Depending on where you are in the state, take a look at Powerstride Battery web site, they cover almost the entire state of CA.
  8. MATTANZA
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    damn good pricing, a little higher than i pay wholesale.
  9. outdrlvr
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    Just spoke with Powertron and they said battery strength is generally measured in amphours. Costco 6V batteries have roughly 210 amphours each and a typical 12V car battery has roughly 80 amphours each. When 2 batteries are connected in series(pos to neg) like the 6V for RVs the amphours do not double, they stay at 210 amphours. When using 2 of the 12V batteries they are connected in parallel(pos to pos and neg to neg) and the amphours double bringing the total to 160. The two 6V seem only a bit stronger however they will last much, much longer as the 6V pushes the amps at a much slower enduring rate. The two 12V are like a baby rattlesnake ejecting all it's venom/amps without control. Gotta luv that electrical stuff.
  10. drdiesel
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    I'm thinking off running 4-6v in a series parralel, lcd and dish reciever tend to pull the whole system down, maybe I should run my gen. more and shut off the inverter, but I like the sound of no gen?
  11. PFflyer
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    Costco = Exide.
  12. Luhr'd Away
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    Costco worked great on my toy box.
  13. baaadlybent
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    I put two Trojan 6Vs in my toybox in fall 2003. To be honest I did not do a good job keeping them charged up between trips. This summer I pulled them out and added them to a solar array in Baja with two new Trojans and they still work great. So that was four years on maybe 6 trips a year without really charging them between trips. I would run the gennie during my trips to top them off. I was happy with them and I'll keep buying them in the future.
  14. Null&Void
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    Dru- The Costco batteries work pretty damned good....especially for the $$ They do sell (at least last time I looked) the Trojan batteries at the Morena location, but they were twice the cost.

    I have a pair or the Costco exide that are 3 years old and still work great. They will be replaced shortly with a new set of the Costcos this spring.