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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Six pounds lighter than a T105

Interesting !

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I’ve used two 210a costco 6v for over 3 years including running 11kbtu Coleman Mach 1 PS air cond for just over an hour (via inverter, comp cycling - fan continuous low speed ), an uber assignment, and without any problems....Recently I switched to a single 200a Lifepo4 (interior housed), mostly just to try out the new technology, but I could easily recommend the Costco’s...However, I would assume that Trojans might last a few extra years...

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voodoo101 wrote:

I have used 4 Costco GC2 batteries for years and usually get 6 years from them. Never a failure. I just Google searched them and see many (16 of 18) negative ratings. I need to replace my five year old batteries and had planned to go with a proven product. Has something changed?

Lots of people I know have been disappointed with the new Costco GC batteries compared to the older ones. They say the new ones are failing within a year and that seems to be reflected in the reviews as well. Maybe it was a rush to produce or maybe it's what you get for the price. I'll probably avoid them for now until the reviews start reflecting a better quality.


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ItsyRV wrote:

Lots of people I know have been disappointed with the new Costco GC batteries compared to the older ones.
If the price is staying the same it's likely they're using cheaper components.

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midnightsadie wrote:

so they say theres only three battery makers. but I don,t no who they are, think one is [email protected] they just sticker them with different names.

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When I first read Johnson AT johnson I read Johnson & Johnson (They make among other things baby powder)

There are other companies Like Trojan but frankly I don't have the ful ll.. oh wait perhaps....

here you go Who makes What per jgdarden.com


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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Mexican batteries

Made in Monterrey nuevo leon

LTH company.

Six pounds lighter than a T105


At first I was ready to say you have been in the sun too long. LOL

I could swear that when I was doing research they were the same weight. Then I looked again today. [emoticon]

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wopachop wrote:

I have some. 210ah now and only a 1 year fixed warranty.


A few years ago an Interstate guy here told me their 6s are now made by Trojan. Same specs. The T-105/ECL is 225AH and 62 lbs, while the T-605/HCL is 210AH and 58 lbs. The 210 version is probably the Costco one.

Before that, Interstate 6s were 232 AH and made in Mexico since around 2010. Before that Interstate 6s were made by US Battery and followed their specs for U-2200s (232 AH and so on for different 2xxx numbers)

I had to get a pair of 6s recently, and ended up with rebranded (Eliminator) East Penn GC 15s at 230AH. They are working out well.


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My Costco group 34 is THIRTY PERCENT heavier than an LTH or GOHNER (or is it GONAD?) Battery. For a group 34 it means 220 more CCA and 20 minutes more RC.

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Last time I checked my local Costco was selling Interstate GC batteries


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