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Walmart Batteries #12397910
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I remember a while back a post about Walmart batteries and cannot find it to save my life. Anyway I am looking to buy 4 new batteries for a new trolling motor set up and wanted to do it as economically painless as possible. Never had luck with the Everstarts but does Walmart offer any others that may fit the bill?

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Re: Walmart Batteries [Re: mossyback75] #12397946
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Not sure about Walmart but TSC has the EXIDE brand and I have had good luck with them I believe the group 27 deep cycle were right at 100 each


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Here is may take for what it is worth. If I can get 2-3 years from TM Batteries, I am thankful. That being said, I have always bought the Wal Mart Deep Cycle Batteries for one reason, if they fail and they are still under warranty, there is always a Wal Mart close to wherever I am fishing. I bought my third set since 2010 last January. I put about 125-150 hours a year on my boat. You can pay more and definitely get a better longer lasting battery, I am just not sure they are worth the extra 100 or more dollars for each one.


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Re: Walmart Batteries [Re: mossyback75] #12397965
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Plus 100 on the Walmart batteries. Been using them for years and no problems. just keep'em maintained and they'll be fine and like the man said there's a Walmart on every corner and their warranty's are good.


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Re: Walmart Batteries [Re: mossyback75] #12397970
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Anyone have luck with the deep cycle ones (maybe Exide?) from Academy?

Re: Walmart Batteries [Re: mossyback75] #12397980
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They carry optima blue tops if your ok with it costing about $180 per battery. Otherwise, nothing wrong with the everstart. As has been mentioned 1 million times on here there's a Walmart everywhere so if you have one go bad you can exchange pretty easily.





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Seems like the Everstart lose a cell after 6 months or so. Have literally burnt up at least 5 of them until I finally gave up. Maybe I was over charging them or just used them to death. Flounder gigging, bow fishing, trolling motor, spotlight, underwater fishing lights, above water fishing lights. I'm pretty hard on batteries in general. Guess you guys are right though....keep the receipt and find the closest Walmart.

Re: Walmart Batteries [Re: mossyback75] #12398017
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Yep I use them for the same reason as Geofisher.

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Been using them for 20+ years with no real issues. As stated above, there is always a Walmart close by if you lose one for some reason and want to get back on the water.



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Been using everstart batteries for years and hardly ever have problems. Just bought 4 new ones to replace the 3 year old ones and they were still going.

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Originally Posted By: mossyback75
I remember a while back a post about Walmart batteries and cannot find it to save my life. Anyway I am looking to buy 4 new batteries for a new trolling motor set up and wanted to do it as economically painless as possible. Never had luck with the Everstarts but does Walmart offer any others that may fit the bill?

Most wet cell batteries are a freaking pain, with AGM's you can drop in series from a 27 to a 24 and usually lose 80 lbs in your boat. To me weight is very important, I've had my boat since 04 I'm on my second set of AGM batteries. It's absolutely amazing, literally plug and play for years... 2cents Walmart batteries are junk.






Re: Walmart Batteries [Re: RedSkeeter] #12398137
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Never had a Everstart Maxx battery fail me early that I can remember. I change them every three years whether they need it or not.

Oh, Walmart batteries are not junk. My 2cents

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battery "luck " is what you do to maintain them.
clean terminals, check water (if able to ) monitor your charging system,(including onboard chargers).
never wait until you have the time to recharge after using them, recharge immediately after use.


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A tip I learned from an old timer that has always worked for me is when you get a new battery, cover the connections with grease. I use the same grease I use for the wheel bearings. I've never had to clean a connection.



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Originally Posted By: Chris B
Never had a Everstart Maxx battery fail me early that I can remember. I change them every three years whether they need it or not.

Oh, Walmart batteries are not junk. My 2cents

Junk.. Figure the cost every 3 yrs for 4 units sometimes 1 or 2 will lose a cell, its toast.. Walmarts recreational batteries don't have the same warranty as a car battery. I've lived both battery worlds,vibration will kill a wet cell not an AGM...but you obviously have a right to your opinion as I do..






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