Discussion in 'American RV's' started by lugnutt, May 3, 2008.
hi ...i am in need of a new battery has anybody got any links were i can find one please
I always use Pheonix Batterys. Unfortunately they are based in Leicester but they are at all the shows.
If you phone Darren at Johns Cross, he will be able to help you.
Hi Dave here's a couple down your neck of the woods
The Battery Shop
Birmingham 0121 708 0172
There is always the Batery Mega Store who advertise on this site. They are in Tewksbury and offer free delivery
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:Cool:Hi Dave we have just fitted a new battery. It pays to shop around. In our nearest town we have a camping and leisure shop 85ah battery £66.00 just up the road is a car parts shop the same leisure battery £ 49.99. Its very nice looking round camping shops but anything with Leisure on it you pay for. Good Luck Bob.
hi and thanks for all your info
the one i am taking out is a motorcraft bxt-65-850 and was garanteed for 84 month but i don't know how long it has been there:Rofl1:
i take it the 65 is the a/h and the 850 is the cold cranking rate i would like one the same if pos phoned the mega store but no answer have to Waite till after the holls all other links don't give the cold cranking is this relevant or am i to fussy?
I haven't checked all the links but I am guessing that they are pointing towards "leisure" batteries, and generally these do not specify Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) because that is not their intended function.... Try just getting a general starter battery from a local motor factor or even Halfords, I would suggest looking HERE for some info etc
Hope this helps mate
Bit of a post resurection, but incase you didn't get sorted I may be able to shed some light on your battery spec
You have BCI group 65 battery fitted, thats 850CCA.
The problem we have here in the UK is the nearest physical size to a grp65 is only around 600CCA.
If your E350 is Petrol you will probably be fine, if it's Diesel then they don't like less than 1600cca.
Our E350 Diesel had a missmatched pair of chassis batteries when we bought it with a total of only 1100CCA, fitted a pair of Sprial batteries (Optima or Exide Orbital) and it starts so much better.
If you want as much CCA as possible from a similar size then an Optima or Exide Orbital will be ideal.
Try your local PARTCO!
Their trade suppliers and usually a lot cheaper than anyone else!