Walmart RV Batteries – Should you buy one?

Last updated on January 5th, 2022 at 10:59 am. Originally published on August 2nd, 2020

Walmart is a great option for RV batteries for several reasons. For one thing, if you need to replace a battery while you’re on the road, it’s easy to find a Walmart store. They’re almost everywhere. They also have a long list of available options, and you can check online whether your battery is in stock at your selected store before making the trip.

7 Best RV Batteries at Walmart

You can buy a variety of RV batteries at Walmart, including lead-acid and AGM batteries. If you want to know more about these two types of batteries, or need help deciding which battery is best for you, check out our post “What’s the Best RV Battery for Boondocking or Dry Camping?”

RV batteries at Walmart

Here are some of the best options for Walmart RV batteries.

1.) EverStart Lead-Acid Marine/RV Battery Group 24DC

Most EverStart users love this brand, say it is long-lasting and powers well, and they highly recommend just about every model of EverStart batteries. Group 24 indicates that this battery is slightly smaller than the group 27 or 29 batteries listed below, meaning it fits into a smaller space and is lighter than bigger batteries. However, it also means it doesn’t offer as much charge. The standard lead-acid design means it offers good amp hours and power, but not the very best.

Price: $74.88

2.) EverStart Lead-Acid Marine/RV Battery Group 27DC

Yep, there’s a theme here. EverStart users really love these batteries. If you want something with more power than a small group 24 battery, but not as big and bulky as a group 29, this is the Goldilocks of the group.

Price: $81.67

3.) EverStart Lead Acid Marine Battery, Group 29DC

This EverStart lead-acid battery – the largest on our list – gives you more power for longer periods of time. It is maintenance-free and has great cycling and recharge capabilities. Reviewers say the battery is reliable and lasts a good, long time. It comes with a one-year warranty.

Price: $89.97

4.) VMAX SLR100 AGM Deep Cycle Battery

This is a serious battery. It’s made with military-grade materials, is fast-charging, and has a very low self-discharge rate. It’s maintenance-free, heat and weather-resistant, and doesn’t emit any toxic fumes.

Price: $259.99

5.) VMAX SLR155 AGM Deep Cycle Battery (Set Of 2)

VMAX is known for their high-quality AGM deep cycle batteries. These come with a one-year warranty and promise a 10-12 year lifespan in float mode. These two batteries have a total of 310 AH of power, making them a good option for storing power from solar panels. They are fast-charging, maintenance-free, and don’t emit any toxic fumes. They are more expensive than the lead-acid batteries we featured above, so make sure you need the excellent features you’re paying for.

Price: $699.99

6.) Mighty Max 35AH Deep Cycle AGM Battery

This deep cycle solar battery has a long service life and performs well in both high and low temperatures. It comes with a one-year warranty. It’s maintenance-free and has deep discharge recovery abilities. It also resists shocks and vibrations. Since this is a small battery, with just 35AH, you’ll need several to power your RV.

Price: $63.99

7.) Mighty Max 100AH Deep Cycle AGM Battery

This AGM battery has all the great properties of the one we just looked at…but with almost 3x the amp hours. It still has the advantage that all AGM batteries do over lead-acid batteries – you won’t have to monitor and refill the water level. So it’s maintenance-free, long-lasting, and has great deep discharge recovery properties.

Price: $174.99

Deep cycle RV battery Walmart

Many batteries are designed to provide short bursts of energy before they must be recharged. A deep cycle battery, by contrast, is designed to give you sustained energy over a long period of time, such as when you’re boondocking. Most manufacturers recommend you recharge deep cycle batteries when they’re about 45% discharged, although the battery should run reliably until it has discharged 80% of its power. The batteries listed above are all deep cycle batteries – they are available in both lead-acid and AGM formats.

How To Make Sure Your Walmart Battery Is In Stock

As we mentioned above, you can check online to make sure your RV battery at Walmart is in stock. Find the battery on the Walmart website (we’ve linked the ones above so you can go straight to the product page). Then click on “More delivery & pickup options.” This will allow you to select your location by using the zip code where you want to pick up the battery. You’ll get a list of nearby Walmarts and it will indicate whether your chosen battery is in stock at that store.

You can also try ordering your Walmart RV battery from the company’s website. The product page will indicate whether the battery is able to be shipped or must be picked up in-store. Walmart offers free, 2-day shipping on most orders of $35 or more, and they can ship just about anywhere in the U.S.

Does Walmart Install or Charge RV Batteries?

Walmart Auto Care Centers do install and charge batteries. You’ll want to make sure the Walmart where you purchase your battery has an Auto Care Center, and you’ll want to check that they can work on your rig and with your particular batteries. Walmart Superstores often have Auto Care Centers, but you should check to be sure. You can find one using the Walmart Store Finder.

Can you park at an RV overnight at Walmart

Often, Walmart will allow RVs to park overnight for one night in their store parking lots. Permission for overnight camping is granted store-by-store, and the store manager is responsible for deciding whether to allow you to do this. In other words – ask nicely. Also, stores are more likely to allow you to camp if you are spending money in the store, so after a big purchase like a Walmart RV battery, you’re more likely to be allowed to stay there.

For more tips on finding free camping spots for your RV, check out our post on “How to Find Free Overnight Parking.”

RV batteries are an important part of your setup and you’ll want to be sure you get a good one! These Walmart RV batteries are all fine options, and people who own and use them rave about how well they work.

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