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    Looking to buy a replacement battery for my boat, the one that went dead was a "Ever Start" marine battery from Wal-Mart that only lasted 2years of light-duty use. Checking out the Kirkland brand from costco. Does anybody have a opinion?? bad or good??
    Thanks for any replys


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    I haven't tried their batteries yet but that is where I plan on getting mine if needed in the future because Costco always stands behind what they sell so far & I have been a member as long as they have been in my area.
    Everyone has an opinion & this is just mine sorry if it offends anyone.

    I am a Newbie so please be nice.

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    • #3
      Re: Costco Marine Battery

      see who actually manufactures the battery, there are many different brands but only a few manufacturers, you will see the actual manufacturer in the fine print on the label. Look for "johnson controls" or "exide" both good manufacturers.

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      • #4
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        I was going to say, there are very few companies that actually manufacture batteries in this country, I have always had good luck with Costco batteries, and would not hesitate to purchase another one..

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        • #5
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          Just did a search and found that Costco batteries are made by Johnson Controls, the same place that makes the Wal-Mart battery, the article also said that Interstate doesn't actaully make batteries, they just sell them and they too are made by Johnson Controls.

          http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...tml#post519800

          Sort of interesting read.
          GO IRISH!!!!

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          • #6
            Re: Costco Marine Battery

            yep, thats right. Johnson Controls makes a good battery.

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            • #7
              Re: Costco Marine Battery

              Agreed that Costco stands behind their products. ALso, you might get a smart (trickle) charger that you can leave on the battery without risk of cooking it. I had a motorcycle (sport bike) battery last for 10 years thanks to a Battery Tender (and coastal socal weather) Lack of use is about as bad as freezing or overheating a battery.
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              • #8
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                Well went to Wally-World today and tried to see if the dead battery had a warrenty but salesperson said they use to have a 2yr warrenty on all marine batteries but since Jan. 2011 there is NO warrenty on all marine batteries.
                I like Costco products anyway so i will be buying that marine deep cycle battery for around $75-80.

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                • #9
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                  If you want to save money in the long run, but a sealed battery like an Optima. They cost twice as much, but last three times as long. They can be bought at amazon for about 10 to 20% less than list. If you ever own one, you will never buy a conventional battery again. Lighter, safer, and MUCH higher performance.
                  Google Optima Battery, get the dual purpose (deep cycle and starting)

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                  • #10
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                    I think I have read that the Optima batteries are good for Marine use but really bad for use in an RV/Motorhome.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by lkbum View Post
                      If you want to save money in the long run, but a sealed battery like an Optima. They cost twice as much, but last three times as long. They can be bought at amazon for about 10 to 20% less than list. If you ever own one, you will never buy a conventional battery again. Lighter, safer, and MUCH higher performance.
                      Google Optima Battery, get the dual purpose (deep cycle and starting)
                      I have used Optima's in my Land Rovers with good results. Incidentally you can get them at Costco also.
                      Everyone has an opinion & this is just mine sorry if it offends anyone.

                      I am a Newbie so please be nice.

                      Tow Vehicle is Land Rover when we tow that is.
                      1996 Ebbtide Mystique 2100 (The Wet Bear)
                      Mercruiser 5.7L w/ Mercruiser Alpha 1 Gen 2
                      14 1/8 19p SS Prop
                      Tennessee Trailer designed for Ebbtide

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                      • #12
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                        I purchased 2 of the Everstart Marine batteries this weekend at Walmart. They feature a 1 year warrantee stated clearly on the shelf and the tag. But to be totally honest at 60-65 bucks each, I don't expect them to last over 2 years. But you get what you pay for. A good battery is gonna cost anywhere from 150-200 bucks apiece and that will last.... Thats just my 2cents worth on that. I just couldnt see 300-400 bucks for batteries right now.
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                        • #13
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                          I do know that Interstate supplies Costco with their batteries, and I know that Interstate batteries are good ones.

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                          • #14
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                            FYI

                            Johnson Controls make bats for Interstate, Costco, Sams, Walmart, Advance Auto
                            Johnson Controls ownes 49% of Interstate

                            The specs of an Interstate Bat are more stringent than the others (per district vp at Interstate)??????
                            but not sure if that matters much

                            Harry

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                              Johnson Controls makes batteries for different companies, but not all johnson Controls batteries are made to the same specifcations. For long battery life, it's important to buy a brand like Interstate that has higher specs the wally world.

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