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#11207148 - 11/05/15 10:22 AM What deep cycle brand battery are you running?
HOTCHOPS777 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/15
Posts: 39
Loc: Tyler/ East Texas
I've ran AC Delco voyagers and continentals before. Just interested in what everyone else is running? I've have bad experience with both regarding bad cells. Could have been due to improper charging but now I know that's not the problem as I have a very nice dual brand 3 bank charger.
I'm running a 36v 112lb fortrex.

27s or 29s????
Help a brother out... Heard good thing about interstate.
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#11207174 - 11/05/15 10:36 AM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
Cat finder Offline
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Registered: 03/14/15
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Loc: Dallas, Texas
I use Duracell and Sears advance gold agm. For my vehicles I use xs power agm batteries. All these are deep cycle batts.


Edited by Cat finder (11/05/15 10:36 AM)
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#11207188 - 11/05/15 10:40 AM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
Topwater2 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
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Exide 31 series from Academy, $109.
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#11207269 - 11/05/15 11:18 AM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 11035
Loc: Plano,Texas
Interstate

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#11207467 - 11/05/15 12:50 PM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
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Registered: 08/10/11
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Loc: Austin, Tx
I've used Voyagers for 20 years with great success, going back to my sailboat days. The brands I hear of guys having the most issues with are Interstate and Exide. A lot depends on the battery and how it's used. A "starting" battery or a "Dual Purpose" battery is not a true deep cycle and will not hold up to the deep discharges from a trolling motor.
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#11207594 - 11/05/15 01:43 PM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
lenahorse Offline
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Loc: Cash, Texas
Interstate group 31 has been great


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#11208468 - 11/05/15 08:57 PM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
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Registered: 07/11/08
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Loc: Dallas,tx
31 series optimas.so far so good

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#11209170 - 11/06/15 09:48 AM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
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Registered: 07/06/07
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Loc: fortworth tx, tarrant co.
Interstate 31 series has been great.

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#11209548 - 11/06/15 01:40 PM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
HOTCHOPS777 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/15
Posts: 39
Loc: Tyler/ East Texas
Wow okay 31m-AGM series huh? I checked them out, they got a 36 month warranty @ $359.
I would hope at that price fish would jump in the boat and shake my hand!

Thanks for the replies guys!
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#11209583 - 11/06/15 02:04 PM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
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Loc: Yantis, TX
AC Delco Voyagers

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#11209940 - 11/06/15 06:18 PM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
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Registered: 01/22/06
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I run Cabellas AGM 27. Trolling and starting. Also in Motor home. Just get them on sale
No need to do anything for 5 to 7 years.
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#11210413 - 11/07/15 06:28 AM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/13
Posts: 4006
Loc: Longview, Tx
Energizer AGM and Die Hard AGM

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#11210936 - 11/07/15 01:03 PM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
Ol Man River Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/16/11
Posts: 1387
Loc: SE Texas
Interstate 27 for tm and 24 on cranking.

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#11218691 - 11/11/15 12:12 PM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
Streetwalker Offline
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Registered: 02/28/13
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Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Deka.

Buddy in the battery business told me they were the best available wet cell on the market.

Surprisingly enough when I called the dealer to tell them I wanted Deka they told me that's all they use.
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#11222053 - 11/13/15 10:26 AM Re: What deep cycle brand battery are you running? [Re: HOTCHOPS777]
OldChamp Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 08/08/07
Posts: 517
Loc: Georgetown, TX
Used to run Interstates but after several sets we noticed they began giving less and less service life even with proper charging and maintenance. Fishin' buddy noticed same thing with his Interstates.

We're both now running ACDelco Voyagers and after several years they're still doing great.
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