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Devo the dog wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

OP, as you see by the responses...

You’ve asked a crystal ball question that is frankly pretty silly.
...
Given you have a high $ truck that is a garage queen, I’ll presume you’re an older person.
...

In other words, Grit Dog thinks you're old, he has an issue with you owning an expensive truck that's a garage queen, and he thinks your question was stupid to ask. His words were "frankly pretty silly."

Typical of Grit dog. It appears that he doesn't like older people, especially when they ask questions that he doesn't like. And it's obvious from this and many other posts that he doesn't like people who can afford expensive trucks. Furthermore, it really rubs him the wrong way if you can garage the truck.

I've only had batteries go bad at the worst time, primarily because there's never a good time. They aren't expensive and not difficult to replace, if you want to do it yourself. Also, if you have AAA, their prices to replace batteries are very reasonable. So if you have AAA, it's not much of a gamble unless you end up in a situation that's time sensitive. Also, if you have a shop that you take it to for regular maintenance, the next time it's there, ask them to check the battery.


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I'll agree with the testing of the batteries before you make a disision to buy new ones. a load test isn't jusrt a pass or fail, it shows you if there good, then has a range for week and a fail. so you can see when they are starting to not provide full cranking amps, which may be fine in the summer but for winter it may not be. I bought my own tester just so I could check batterys on my vehicles, and the wife and kids vehicles. a little pricy for the one I bought but it was worth it. it has helped me diagnose a whole bunch of things on vehicles that I thought were the battery and turned out to be something else.

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To the OP.

First off I am old and have an expensive truck that is used mainly for towing duty, otherwise it is in the garage.. I have other things to drive day to day.
That said. It really depends on how big a deal an unplanned battery failure is to you. At 5 years, your batterys best days are likely behind it, so each day forward means an ever increasing probability
of failure.

On my last expensive truck, the dealer noticed a slight leak on one of my batteries terminals, and swapped it out for me under warranty, while it was being serviced (without telling me first). I like to keep my batteries matched age wise, and told them so. They said that the warranty would only cover the faulty part.... After getting nowhere talking , I was faced with a decission. Risk the batteries almost 3 years different in age causing a failure, or bite the bullet and buy another matched battery.

Since I can afford expensive trucks, the cost of a battery will not cause me miss any meals..... And I am usually camped in remote locations without cell phone service, the decission was easy. I bought another battery.

Your circumstances are not my circumstances, so your decission may well be diiferent.
I will just note, that generally a failure will not happen at a good time.... At least in my experience.

As always, your money, you choice.


* This post was edited 08/04/21 08:29pm by Huntindog *


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You guys are great. Thanks for the comments.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Understand this.......we are MANLY MEN.

Behind a keyboard. LOL.


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Devo the dog wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

OP, as you see by the responses...

You’ve asked a crystal ball question that is frankly pretty silly.
...
Given you have a high $ truck that is a garage queen, I’ll presume you’re an older person.
...

In other words, Grit Dog thinks you're old, he has an issue with you owning an expensive truck that's a garage queen, and he thinks your question was stupid to ask. His words were "frankly pretty silly."

Typical of Grit dog. It appears that he doesn't like older people, especially when they ask questions that he doesn't like. And it's obvious from this and many other posts that he doesn't like people who can afford expensive trucks. Furthermore, it really rubs him the wrong way if you can garage the truck.

I've only had batteries go bad at the worst time, primarily because there's never a good time. They aren't expensive and not difficult to replace, if you want to do it yourself. Also, if you have AAA, their prices to replace batteries are very reasonable. So if you have AAA, it's not much of a gamble unless you end up in a situation that's time sensitive. Also, if you have a shop that you take it to for regular maintenance, the next time it's there, ask them to check the battery.


Buddy, your infatuation with me and 12V is a little creepy......
Correction, alot creepy.

PS, you profess to know alot about me. Are you psychic or the other word that is very similar in pronunciation?


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