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    New Duracell Automotive, Marine and RV Batteries

    Sam's Club in some locations are now offering Duracell Automotive, Marine and RV batteries.
    http://www.driveduracell.com/

    I just purchased a Group 78 battery for my Chevy Suburban, that has a 3 yr. full replacement and 8 yr. pro rated. I purchased the Duracell Extreme Power and Marine & RV batteries utilize AGM or Absorbed Glass Mat Technology, battery vs. the standard sealed battery.

    East Penn Manufacturing the makes Deka batteries are producing them.
    http://www.dekabatteries.com/default.aspx?pageid=1491

    Sam's Club offers both standard 6v Golf cart batteries and the AGM batteries. I expect their battery business will increase due to the reputation of Duracell batteries.

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    Re: New Duracell Automotive, Marine and RV Batteries

    As I was reading this, I thought back to every battery I've ever had to replace and none of them were under 5-6 years old. You would think a great advancement would be 10+ years....

    Are they any lighter than lead acid batteries? That would make a good marine battery that gets moved alot....
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    Re: New Duracell Automotive, Marine and RV Batteries

    Just saw a car in the shop the other day with a duracell battery. That was a hoot to see that thing in a car looking like the batteries that belong in the remote to my television lol. Let us know how it performs.

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    Re: New Duracell Automotive, Marine and RV Batteries

    Whoopdeedoo. A licensing agreement to use a name.

    Probably the same folks who made the ubiquitous wally world batteries forever. Lemme guess, P&G gets $5 per for the use of the name, and folks pay $12 more for the same ole battery we have bought under "Everstart" branding for years (BTW the Everstart wally world batteries are durn good, especially for the price.)

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    Re: New Duracell Automotive, Marine and RV Batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by NyGunowner View Post
    Whoopdeedoo. A licensing agreement to use a name.

    Probably the same folks who made the ubiquitous wally world batteries forever. Lemme guess, P&G gets $5 per for the use of the name, and folks pay $12 more for the same ole battery we have bought under "Everstart" branding for years (BTW the Everstart wally world batteries are durn good, especially for the price.)
    I guess you didn't read they are made by East Penn Mfg. that also makes Deka batteries.

    The majority of car batteries are created by 3 manufacturers - JCI, East Penn, Exide and Johnson Controls Industries (they bought out Delphi). Delphi makes some EverStart models sold in Walmart and ACDelco. Johnson Control Industries makes Duralast seen in Autozone stores, Diehard - sold in Sears, Kirkland - the Costco brand, Motorcraft - which Ford sells, some of the EverStarts, and Interstate. Exide makes Exide batteries, Champion, Napa and even a % of the EverStart batteries. A car battery is one of the few things that you will most likely have to replace if you own a car more than about 3 years. Most other parts and accessories will last longer, but the battery in a car needs replacing every 3 years or so. If you need to get a new battery installed, go to Goodyear, Sears, Firestone or Pep Boys. All these car stores carry large inventories and can install your battery onsite. Other retailers like Target, Kmart, and Walmart might offer cheaper prices for their batteries, but rarely do they install them.

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    Re: New Duracell Automotive, Marine and RV Batteries

    THREE YEARS? I guess I've been lucky. I haven't replaced a three year old battery in 20 or more years. Nowadays I get about 7-9 years out of em. The only thing I know of that will cripple even a NEW battery is draining it totally dead. AAMOF "dead drain repetitions" used to be a rating method for batteries. Most will be down to 60% of original capacity after two or three dead drains. If ya make sure to shut yer lights off,even $50 battery will last a LONG time. I just sold a car with the five year old battery I put in it, and my 03 truck has the original....

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    My 2002 Victory motorcycle has its original battery. Wanna know the secret? A 30 dollar tender will make your batteries last a lot longer. About to pick up one for the Heep....
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    Re: New Duracell Automotive, Marine and RV Batteries

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGeorgeKillian View Post
    My 2002 Victory motorcycle has its original battery. Wanna know the secret? A 30 dollar tender will make your batteries last a lot longer. About to pick up one for the Heep....
    I do that with the bike over the winter and yes it saves on batteries, especially weak by nature bike batteries, but for a car? I guess if I only used it once a month.....
    My dad once had a Diesel Escort, and plugged in the block heater the first winter. One day he forgot and backed out of the yard with the cord still attached, shredding the cord. Thankfully nothing worse happened BECAUSE he'd inadvertently UNPLUGGED the cord on the garage end when he needed the outlet a MONTH before and forgot to plug it back in. Once he realized he'd been plugging in a dead cord for a month, he never used the block heater again.

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