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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    So true the battery charger is a good thing to have. But it is really hard to pry the dollars out of my hand though. LoL
    Lol I hear you. I put off buying a new battery for almost two months because I was trying to convince myself I didn't need it. That was foolish. I'm too frugal. Borderline cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just AnotherPerson View Post
    So true the battery charger is a good thing to have. But it is really hard to pry the dollars out of my hand though. LoL
    If you can't use your truck when you need it, it's a dead loss. Everyone should have a battery charger. Begging for a boost doesn't guarantee that you will get one. If you aren't going to use the truck for several months, pull the battery and keep it on a trickle charge indoors or in the garage or keep the battery on trickle charge in the truck. If you aren't using a vehicle all the time, you need to run it periodically to keep the fluids from turning to shellac.
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    Seriously, it's kind of like having a spare tire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister D View Post
    Lol I hear you. I put off buying a new battery for almost two months because I was trying to convince myself I didn't need it. That was foolish. I'm too frugal. Borderline cheap
    I am way past borderline. I am a cheapskate! I normally don't spend money unless I absolutely have to. The only department I am not a cheapskate in is probably food, especially when it comes to food for others. I will also buy gifts for other people but god help me if I need to buy something for myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    If you can't use your truck when you need it, it's a dead loss. Everyone should have a battery charger. Begging for a boost doesn't guarantee that you will get one. If you aren't going to use the truck for several months, pull the battery and keep it on a trickle charge indoors or in the garage or keep the battery on trickle charge in the truck. If you aren't using a vehicle all the time, you need to run it periodically to keep the fluids from turning to shellac.
    That is so true. For me the truck will be used all summer long. I live on two acres of woods that need a lot of upkeep. This winter was hard on the woods too. I have so many trees to tend to. That is great advice and you are so right. This is my first time ever owning a truck. I have always just had a car. It is basically an addition to my yard tools. I did see those small battery chargers at the store I think they were called a maintainer. That is a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Safety View Post
    One quick check you could do is, with the engine running, disconnect the battery, if the engine shuts down, you may have a faulty alternator.
    Thank you for the troubleshoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Who View Post
    Another thing that kills a battery is if it sits without being charged frequently. You may not know how long the truck sat before being sold. Just a few months without being charged regularly is enough to kill the battery. Also sometimes some electrical parts of a vehicle don't turn off when they are supposed to - that can also kill a battery. Buy a new one and if it discharges too fast, you need to find the electrical drain.
    I thought of that too, but it was running like a champ before my nephew did his thing. I even unplugged the interior light fuse, and the radio fuse just in case. It seemed like they guy who I bought it from used it pretty regularly. But I suppose those are all possibilities for sure.
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    That is the best thing I have ever purchased to have in my vehicle. I have one in my truck and my wife's car. It holds a charge for a good while also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Safety View Post
    https://www.harborfreight.com/Lithiu...ack-62749.html

    That is the best thing I have ever purchased to have in my vehicle. I have one in my truck and my wife's car. It holds a charge for a good while also.
    Oh yeah that is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Safety View Post
    https://www.harborfreight.com/Lithiu...ack-62749.html

    That is the best thing I have ever purchased to have in my vehicle. I have one in my truck and my wife's car. It holds a charge for a good while also.
    We have one of those as well. We just have just the one vehicle because parking in the city isn't easy and we don't drive a great deal. Nevertheless, when you need to drive, a dead battery is problematic. We have cold winters that can drain batteries in a couple of days.
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