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View Poll Results: - Have you ever experienced failure of one of your 6 volt deep cycle batteries?
No, I've never had a 6 volt battery fail 13 52.00%
No, and battery has been over-discharged 2 8.00%
No, and battery electrolyte has been run low 0 0%
Yes I have experienced failure and it was properly maintained 1 4.00%
Yes and battery was over-discharged 0 0%
Yes and battery electrolyte was run low 1 4.00%
I have no experience with 6 volt batteries. 8 32.00%
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:37 AM   #1
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- Have you ever experienced failure of one of your 6 volt deep cycle batteries?

As requested by member SmokerBill here is our latest poll.
Have you ever experienced failure of one of your 6 volt deep cycle batteries?


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Old 03-12-2016, 08:09 AM   #2
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No failures, but my two 6-volt batteries (Sam's Club Energizer GC-2 208 AH) are only 3 years old.

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No failures on dual 6 volt batteries. No matter what battery system you use a individual cell can fail.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:29 AM   #4
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No failures with my (2) Trojan T145 (260Ah) batteries, going on 4 years in a few months.

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Old 03-12-2016, 09:48 AM   #5
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Twin Trojan T-105s entering year 3 and going strong. They spend the winter on a battery tender and I never have and never will bring them below 12.0V. Controlled by a Progressive Dynamics Smart Charger in the trailer.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:26 AM   #6
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My Trojan T105s are going on 4 years, and still working well, though I have a feeling that total capacity has dropped a bit. And I've been cycling them daily for most of that time, so some loss can be expected.

And thanks Crabman for setting up the poll.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:32 AM   #7
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In my traded in SOB the Trojans were 6 years old and spent every winter outside.
They were less than when they were brand new but we're still acceptable.

Have two fresh ones in the new pull.
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:40 PM   #8
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Had 1 fail that was properly maintained. Pair of T-105's in a used SOB that failed after 8 years of use. Tongue jack was working when I hooked up to the truck and was not working when I unhitched 200 miles later. Was in a full service campground so was able to run the 12 volt systems until I could locate a replacement battery source.
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Old 03-17-2016, 12:03 PM   #9
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2 Sam's Club batts put in our travel trailer 05/07. Lowest I think I ever pulled them was 11.7 volts. Spent winters outside, charged monthly by the WFCO converter for a couple of days. Getting new ones with the new 5th, but left these on for the guy who bought our old camper. Best I could tell, as of a boondocking trip last fall, they still had around 85% capacity of new.

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