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Old 02-11-2006, 18:26   #16
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Chuck,

Yeah, Interstate makes so many batteries with so many different names it's very confusing. The "Workaholic" commercial name threw me off first go-round :-) The link to that page is: http://www.interstatebatteries.com/w...commercial.asp

Interstate does make a series of U- batteries which are rated as deep-cycle types, including the U2000. These are listed under their "6-volt" heading on this page: http://www.interstatebatteries.com/w...s/features.asp

Interesting that under their "marine" heading only the U2200 is listed, which seems very much the same as the 2000 but has a slightly higher AH capacity and 57 rather than 45 plates.

Hey, if these are working well for you and you can save money, why not?

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Why pay more for Trojans? Because they work!! In 12 years in Marine retail and use on my own boat I have never had trouble with their batteries. Any and I mean any batteries that have failed in all that time have been replaced by Trojan. Sometimes more expensive does mean better.
I agree - I think this is an example of "buy quality and you'll only cry once".
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Old 27-03-2007, 12:31   #18
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They distribute batteries in south Florida. I just checked on T-105 prices; $85 each. Seems like a good price!

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Old 27-03-2007, 16:42   #19
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I just checked on T-105 prices; $85 each. Seems like a good price!
Jump on that deal.
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"When I worked for MTP, where we sold T105's, the supplier told me that the price increase wasn't related to the lead, rather that it was the increase in the cost of fuel needed to truck them from Mexico, where they are now made."

That's what we get for using Ethanol in our cars. The ethanol is made from corn which made the price of tortillas go up in Mexico.

They're getting back at us! lol

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Old 04-11-2007, 01:30   #21
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Bought T105 in langkawi Malaysia

Massive price increase here in last two months, we priced these batteries in australia when we were there 2 years ago and they were close to 200.00 USD a battery back then with their high import taxes, so we waited until we got here to replace our battery bank.. We bought 6 new T105's yesterday paying just over 140 USD a battery , Langkawi is tax free haven, and judging by the increase in prices from the states we probably got a good deal so far from home. Our old batteries have last five years and are still going, but probably wont get us home again, so we replaced before we get to the med next year and have to face euro prices with a massively falling USD these days..!!! We still think the T105's are hard to beat for our environment and usage and worth the money we pay...
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Old 04-11-2007, 11:42   #22
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$85 each. Seems like a good price!
Buy all the have. Take a loan if you have to. Then send me some. I will instantly double the price for you and I can assure you you will make a killing.
I have ordered four new batteries. They are coming form Germany. I have been waiting three months so far and they have gone up in price twice so far. Over NZ$600 each now.
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Bloody Hell!! what sort of batteries are those allan.
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By the way Allan I have pickesd up a boom support 2nd hand for $50.00 in Whangarei. It has a rusty spring that needs replacing, it looks to be made the way you explained your homemade one.
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Hey great on the boom vang.
The batteries...well I'd tell ya if I khew how to speak German. Some long "wheelbarrow" type name :-)
They are 6V300Ahr each. Huge things and the plates are hand laid. Clear sides, so you can see the internals. Built like a brick dunny and come with a 10yr warranty.
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Massive price increase here in last two months, we priced these batteries in australia when we were there 2 years ago and they were close to 200.00 USD a battery back then with their high import taxes, so we waited until we got here to replace our battery bank.. We bought 6 new T105's yesterday paying just over 140 USD a battery , Langkawi is tax free haven, and judging by the increase in prices from the states we probably got a good deal so far from home.
In Langkawi now, and priced them yesterday at Peninsular Yachting. They are still US$140 there. They bring them in from Singapore, and have been told I can get them there for US$100. Not sure if that's true or just talk.
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btrayfors, I bought U2200 in the spring this year and paid 135CAD each. Where do you get these ridiculous prices of 80 bucks each??? It is surprise to me that the battery prices going UP when the lead prices dropped from 4.00USD/kg to 2.00USD/kg within the last 12 months.
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Just bought 4 new T105's. They are no longer cheap. It seems that the company did not lock in long term price contracts for lead with the smelter companies and now are getting some hefty price increases. There is a new Trojan price increase coming in November. My price today was $105 / battery. I expected a lot less.
That's actually a great price! My local distributor is at $148.00 ea. and the price keeps going up. I stopped buying T105's when the price hit $80.00. My brother has six years of total abuse (left on board all winter in Maine uncharged) on a set of Sam's Club GC2's and they are still going strong.. He paid $46.00 ea and they are now $66.00 ea. Compared to my local Trojan guy that's a hell of a difference!

You must have a LARGE volume Trojan dealer to get them for $105.00. Even most of the local golf courses have moved away from Trojan. Six years ago every cart I saw had Trojans now very few do I'm guessing it has something to do with price.....
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btrayfors, I bought U2200 in the spring this year and paid 135CAD each. Where do you get these ridiculous prices of 80 bucks each??? It is surprise to me that the battery prices going UP when the lead prices dropped from 4.00USD/kg to 2.00USD/kg within the last 12 months.

We get those ridiculous prices from many distributors here in the US. This thread is pretty old at this point but we just bought them for a boat in Texas at $82.00 per battery for the Interstates. Highest price I have found so far has been $90.00 USD. Perhaps you might drive down here and get yours. But then there is the price of gasoline to figure in.
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Interstate Deep Cycle Batteries

I have just completed my fifth season with four Interstate U2200 deep cycle batteries. These batteries are made by US Battery for Interstate. I cruise 7-8 weeks each season and my 5 year old batteries still hold their charge like new batteries.
Before buying these batteries, I visited a number of Golf Cart Suppliers in Florida that had switched to the US Battery because they gave better performance than Trojan, and at a lower cost.
I expect to get at least 7 years with these batteries.
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