Car Jumper Battery Pack, cheap insurance

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My 2015 Tundra was on its original battery and I typically just swap them out at 5 years. Wife bought me a car jumper battery pack and stuck it in my center console. Its been forever since I had a dead battery. Sure enough during bear season, truck was deader than a hammer back on a trail. Couldn't believe it.

Opened up console, attached jumper, let it sit for a second, hit the ignition and fired right up. Pretty easy. Had to jump it 3 more times before I headed out to the nearest town with an auto store and replaced the battery. Charger I think is rated for 30 jumps before needing a new charge.

Long story short, its a pretty cheap piece of insurance if you are traveling into the back country.
 

stonewall

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few years ago, my truck battery died at a DQ in new mexico (headed home from Colorado) - I'm just glad it happened in Clovis and not at the trail head.
 

gelton

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few years ago, my truck battery died at a DQ in new mexico (headed home from Colorado) - I'm just glad it happened in Clovis and not at the trail head.
Oh Clovis NM...that drive between Clovis and I-40 is one of the worst...55 mph speed limit for like 120 miles.
 

gelton

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For those considering one, it looks like Audew would be one of the better choices about to pick one up myself.

 

92xj

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This is the one I just bought. With my diesel I needed a little more power than the average priced ones. I will also use it on the travel trailer if the batteries ever get low and I don't want to fire up the generator. I'm looking forward to having the insurance in the truck.
 

Montana Slim

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I have used one more times than I care to admit. I had an incident bird hunting several years ago, waaaaay out in the middle of nowhere with my pregnant wife - she went back to the rig, and fell asleep with the radio on........ saved our bacon that day for sure! It has usb attachments to charge a phone or whatver as well. One of the best Xmas gifts I've ever gotten.
 

taggart_lumpy

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i’ve got a bigger one i believe it’s 22,000 mah but it starts my duramax no problem.
 

JRMiller

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Though larger and heavier 12v AGM batteries work slightly better and definitely longer and usually can be found for less than $100.
 

2rsquared

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I had bought the old yellow jump boxes from Harbor Freight about 5 years ago for all of our vehicles. Only used maybe twice during that time but well worth the added peace of mind and convenience (and safety) of not having to ask for a jump.

They do not hold a charge anymore. Wondering if I should replace the little 12v 17aH lead acid sealed batteries inside them or go with the new technology Lithium ion battery packs.

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