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    Default Who make the best deep cycle battery?

    Currently have 2 Interstate batteries that are 3 years old. When I replace them what do you recommend?

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    I have had a set of Everstart Maxx Marine from Walmart for over 5 years and never had a problem. They are still running strong. This includes 3 years of tourney fishing mixed in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jigsoaker View Post
    Currently have 2 Interstate batteries that are 3 years old. When I replace them what do you recommend?
    I recomend you buy at least a group 27 and charge it right away after each use and keep it charged. Check your water levels often and it should treat you right. I think this more important than what brand. I would check the manufactured date though before I just grabed one off the shelf.
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    getting 3 yrs out of batts is pretty good/normal these days imo. Some get longer use, some don't. I use the Walmart brand, the TM batt is $75, if it last 3 yrs or more, its only $25/yr, which is less than one trip to the lake when you consider gas/food/misc/lures, etc. Just take care of 'em (charge 'em up asap when you get back home) and go with what's in the budget.
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    good battery info.....long but very informative...

    Deep Cycle Battery FAQ



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    I went through several top notch brands, lots of trouble with them, ended up with sears die hards, run my terrova for hrs pulling cranks some times 4 or 5 hours in a day and several times double trip with no charging inbetween trips, love them
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    I've got 3 Trojan AGM's in a 36 volt system. Now in their 5th season--I'm on the water 30-40 times a year, so not heavy use, but not light either. They're constantly hooked into an auto charging system on the boat, which is probably more important than the brand, so long as they have heavy plates and a high amp-hour rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fished-out View Post
    They're constantly hooked into an auto charging system on the boat, which is probably more important than the brand, so long as they have heavy plates and a high amp-hour rating.
    You nailed it. With good care, the cheapest set you can find will outlast and out perform the best batteries on the market.

    There are only a few battery manufacturers left, and most of them put a lot of different labels on the same battery. Trojan and Rolls really do make a better quality battery, but I don't think it's worth the extra money unless you are fishing for a living. Truthfully, you get better customer service out of Walmart than the high dollar places. I've heard stories about Rolls disassembling batteries and denying warranty claims because of excessive sulfation.

    It all comes down to maintenance and customer service from your dealer. Deka, Exide and Johnson Controls make the batteries that are in 99% of the boats on the water and cars on the road. Find a handy place to buy them where they will help you out if you have a warranty issue, and keep the batteries as close to full charge as possible at all times and you'll have good results.

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    good info. cat fan
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    Quote Originally Posted by billbob View Post
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