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Old 01-31-2015, 05:55 PM   #1
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We need to replace our 6 year old battery.
Anyone know the cold cranking amp size for a 2010 Sightseer with a 8.1 liter Vortec engine.
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:37 PM   #2
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We need to replace our 6 year old battery.
Anyone know the cold cranking amp size for a 2010 Sightseer with a 8.1 liter Vortec engine.
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Well Mike,
I'd imagine that your owners manual "might" have some sort of specs in it or, it's possible that there might be some decals or, stuck-on literature on the battery itself that give you information. It's a 8.1 which is, most likely a GM unit so, it's on a GM Chassis and, that will help you find info.
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Th old battery should have a part number or CCA numbers on it somewhere. This chart should prove helpful. I would put in the largest battery that will fit.


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We need to replace our 6 year old battery.
Anyone know the cold cranking amp size for a 2010 Sightseer with a 8.1 liter Vortec engine.
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Workhorse GAS chassis use a 690 CCA @ 0*F with 115 minutes Reserve Capacity @ 80*F
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The highest CCA battery that will fit in the space available.
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The highest CCA battery that will fit in the space available.

X2. This is how I went about a new chassis battery for our coach.
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The following page fits the battery in my coach, though I have a DEKA not what Sam's sells in mine.

Duracell® Automotive Battery - Group Size 78 - Sam's Club
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We need to replace our 6 year old battery.
Anyone know the cold cranking amp size for a 2010 Sightseer with a 8.1 liter Vortec engine.
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My cousin has the same MH and recently accepted my suggestion to get an Optima Blue top. This is a special but expensive battery that now starts his MH at the touch of the key. We use two of them in our MH and start our engine in less than 2 seconds. 900 cca.

His coach in many years older but he is very happy stating that it is GREAT improvement. This after filling his MAP everywhere to Alaska.
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Lada...Regarding Optima Blue top:
You are recommending using a deep cycle AGM battery as a starter battery? I understand that it produces sufficient cranking amps to be used as a starter...so essentially you think a dual purpose battery is your best option for the starter???

You are of course familiar with the differences between a starter starting battery and a house deep cycle battery...and prefer something in-between??? You think it is worth the extra money because???

It may, in some respects, be the better way to go...to answer the question for you...but it really isn't necessary anymore than a diesel is on an rv under 40 feet, nor the best cost/benefit solution.

If you had a hard starting diesel, you would have a better argument for it.

Essentially you are paying for heavier duty plates that aren't required for a starter battery than uses thinner plates. Maybe a more expensive starter battery that will produce more than 900 CCA would be a better solution for the starter.

From their website. I'm reading this as house battery "advantages."

Installing an OPTIMA® BLUETOP® high-performance AGM battery in your boat or RV means more running time and more recharges than you’d get out of a traditional battery. It’s perfect for boats with trolling motors, extensive electronic systems, or RVs with creature comforts that tend to drain batteries quickly. On top of providing outstanding vibration resistance, the BLUETOP®’s efficient power delivery and faster recharge time mean you’ll spend less time worrying about your battery. Which means more time for fun. Again and again. This battery is ideal for those who need a sure-starting, strong-cranking, maintenance-free power source.
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How about an AC Delco Heavy Duty Starter Battery?

700 cold-cranking amps. Rugged construction makes it the perfect choice for pickup and delivery or short-haul service vehicles, car carriers, emergency vehicles, buses, commercial car/ truck fleets, police, taxi and rental vehicles (1150/1151 models & 31TSFleet/31APFleet)
750 cold-cranking amps for starting power. Great for large diesel engines. Also helps start these vehicles in cold climates (1110/1111 models)
950 cold-cranking amps can power almost any big rig. Designed to handle extremely high initial cranking loads in the most severe conditions (31-900CT/31-901CT models)
For over-the-road truck applications, where "no idle" laws apply, we offer the 31TSFleet or 31APFleet that has higher reserve capacity and near AGM cycling but at a flooded lead acid battery price.
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As I understand in a Optima, red and yellow for starting. Blue not for starting. Starting requires high amp for short amount of time. Blue is designed for low amp long term draw. I have had reds and yellows myself. Yellow used in the jeep due to winch usage.


I moved away from optima. Expensive and I felt was not getting longer life or performance to justify the cost. switched to Walmart EverStart batteries. Rated high by consumer reports some years ago. Good warranty, serviced anywhere there is a Walmart. And only about $100.00. I have gotten very good service from them.
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As I understand in a Optima, red and yellow for starting. Blue not for starting. Starting requires high amp for short amount of time. Blue is designed for low amp long term draw. I have had reds and yellows myself. Yellow used in the jeep due to winch usage.


I moved away from optima. Expensive and I felt was not getting longer life or performance to justify the cost. switched to Walmart EverStart batteries. Rated high by consumer reports some years ago. Good warranty, serviced anywhere there is a Walmart. And only about $100.00. I have gotten very good service from them.
The Blue comes in different styles. Read my blog is see why. My two batteries are now 9 years old and start my engine in less than 2-3 seconds. Sure they cost more but in this world you get what you pay for Ever start as I call them NEVERLAST or NEVERSTART are on the bottom of the quality rung. IMHO - I had four of them and they didn't outlast the warranty period. First one went down then another and finally it took my converter and alternator. No thanks. in my world I buy the better and sleep longer.
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Lada...Regarding Optima Blue top:
You are recommending using a deep cycle AGM battery as a starter battery? I understand that it produces sufficient cranking amps to be used as a starter...so essentially you think a dual purpose battery is your best option for the starter???

You are of course familiar with the differences between a starter starting battery and a house deep cycle battery...and prefer something in-between??? You think it is worth the extra money because???
that will produce more than 900 CCA would be a better solution for the starter.

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Yes and Yes and Yes. Suggest you read more than the advertising. go to the spec sheets. This is a special battery not just a dual purpose. Like or Leave it . I have had a long lasting experience and am very please with my choice. it may not be yours but then OH well
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