What truck batteries do you use and how long do they last?

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  1. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    I did way overkill. I kept 4 of the 1150 CCA batteries. Never had an issue out of them. In a different truck now, but will likely replace these with them when they go
     
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  2. PE_T

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    So where is everyone getting their AGM batteries from? The dealer? Online?
     
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  3. snowwy

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    Should be able to find em anywhere.

    Walmart has em for my car and motorcycle.

    My current motorcycle battery was bought there.
     
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  4. x1Heavy

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    I grew up on the die hard series. As much CCA I could get out of them. They lasted several older V8s going from car to car many years. I was forced to quit using them when they were not available anymore.

    Regarding batteries in Semis, I just need 4 fat ones, big CCA. And if the problems begin after they start getting tired or whatever, they get replaced asap. Brand or money did not matter.

    There was a experiment a few years ago when I bought my first gel deep cycle and threw that into the personal vehicle. I think the deep winters killed it eventually failed the load test and we dropped a standard interstate into it. A year later its dead too, dropped another interstate into it warrantry for free. Its still holding up ok, but I will be making changes for the next one. Probably to migrate away from the side posts and so on.

    I realized that battery plants made different branding. However I tried to use sealed batteries without having to worry about checking fluid levels in them. Like pappy used to do back in the 70's
     
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  5. truckdriver31

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    always check date on battery before buying.
     
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  6. truckdriver31

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    i always ran 4 1000 amp batteries
     
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  7. DUNE-T

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    If your inverter gets used every day (microwave, fridge, e.t.c) batteries usually last only about two years. It's good to change them every other Nov-Dec.
    Without inverter good batteries (for example the ones what Freightliner dealer sells) can last up to four years.
    However they cost $115, while regular 925cc cost only $75
     
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  8. truckdriver31

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  9. Bigwin123

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    Under that won't tell the world contract. But the same is true for 99.99% of window film.
     
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