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Old 04-17-2022, 07:23 AM   #41
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Just curious, was your trailer plugged into the truck? Even though youíre running a generator the trailer will drain the truck batteries. I learned that the hard way.
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Old 04-17-2022, 07:58 AM   #42
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I have heard (campfire chatter) that hotter weather equals shorter battery life. Our friend Google has this to say:
Hot weather means high temperatures under the hood, which accelerates corrosion inside the battery. It can also cause water to evaporate out of the battery's liquid electrolyte. The result? Decreased battery capacity, a weakened ability to start an engine and, ultimately, shorter battery life.
I don't have an opinion (imagine THAT) but it might be true.
Hotter weather does shorten battery life. I use to have two homes one in new England and one in south west fl. We would spend six months of the year in each. Summer in new england and winter in fl. My oem batteries lasted 7 years under those living conditions. Then we sold the house up north and moved to fl full time . I now get 3 years max on a set of truck batteries. I have tried 3 different types no difference. Another bit of info to support heat being an issue is southern batteries have lower cca rating this is because they have fewer plates inside in order to increase spacing between and increase fluid amounts to improve cooling,
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Old 04-17-2022, 08:10 AM   #43
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Hotter weather does shorten battery life. I use to have two homes one in new England and one in south west fl. We would spend six months of the year in each. Summer in new england and winter in fl. My oem batteries lasted 7 years under those living conditions. Then we sold the house up north and moved to fl full time . I now get 3 years max on a set of truck batteries. I have tried 3 different types no difference. Another bit of info to support heat being an issue is southern batteries have lower cca rating this is because they have fewer plates inside in order to increase spacing between and increase fluid amounts to improve cooling,
Also less amps needed since your not trying to start a diesel in freezing conditions…with oil as thick as molasses
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Old 04-17-2022, 01:37 PM   #44
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Dear Gearhead: I hope you found the 10 mm wrench. Would hate for it to be tossed up hard on something......
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Old 04-17-2022, 04:12 PM   #45
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Yes, been there did that with my 2011 Laramie 3500 dually. They don't make it easy!
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Old 04-17-2022, 04:41 PM   #46
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Just curious, was your trailer plugged into the truck? Even though youíre running a generator the trailer will drain the truck batteries. I learned that the hard way.
No the 5th wasn't connected to the truck.
I have a cabover truck camper and that issue of the camper draining the truck battery is a common conversation subject.
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Old 04-17-2022, 04:42 PM   #47
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Dear Gearhead: I hope you found the 10 mm wrench. Would hate for it to be tossed up hard on something......
LOL it must be somewhere between here and there.
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