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Old 08-27-2012, 09:49 PM   #21
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Ok, everyone! Time to revive this 5 year old thread. To all of you who replaced batteries in 2007, how are they holding out? Don't be shy, tell us which you bought and why, and if you regret it, or were they perfect?

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Hi, my batteries continue to last about three years. My 2007 batteries have been replaced [dated 08/10] and the ones I have now will more than likely have to be replaced within a year. Still using Costco batteries.
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:20 AM   #22
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The Optima Blue Top I installed in the B190 in 2008 was still in good shape when we sold the van last fall, over four years later. I installed a PD9260 at the same time as the battery and basically let it handle the battery automatically. I'd check the charging mode, but I never changed it after I originally installed it.

I always had at least an electrical hookup (and kept it plugged in at home most of the time, but not always). If you're using your batteries a lot more, running them down more frequently, they might last a shorter time.

My good experience with the Blue Top + PD9260 is why I went with the same setup for our trailer (albeit with three batteries, instead of just one). We've done some camping in the trailer without electrical hookups, and I'm sure we'll do more, so it'll be interesting to see how long the three batteries last.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:44 AM   #23
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Hi, my batteries continue to last about three years. My 2007 batteries have been replaced [dated 08/10] and the ones I have now will more than likely have to be replaced within a year. Still using Costco batteries.
Same here, only I've been using Interstates. Makes no difference, they last the same 3-4 years in our truck, car, boat or trailer. We just have too much heat here. My truck battery just died at you guessed it, 4 years. So I agree with the majority here. It's nice to have a fresh battery. A friends AGM died while we were boondocking and nowhere near a place to take advantage of the replacement warrantee.
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