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Old 02-10-2017, 09:16 PM   #1
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Anybody carry a portable jump starter?
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Anybody carry a portable jump starter?
No. I carry several spare batteries.

Seriously, a isolation relay with a "boost" button serves that need, as does a long set of jump cables.
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long cables- house battery could boost chassis.
never had to

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Have had one behind drivers seat on both RT's...used to help others - never on my vehicles.
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Anybody carry a portable jump starter?
IMO, this question is correctly answered by another question: Do bears pee in the woods?

I sure do carry one. These jump starters have come a long way with the arrival of lithium batteries. You can get an idea of this by Googling NOCO and looking at their jump start line. I got mine with a 25% coupon which might still be valid. I'm sure there are lots of similar equally good products out there now.
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IMO, this question is correctly answered by another question: Do bears pee in the woods?

I sure do carry one. These jump starters have come a long way with the arrival of lithium batteries. You can get an idea of this by Googling NOCO and looking at their jump start line. I got mine with a 25% coupon which might still be valid. I'm sure there are lots of similar equally good products out there now.
I had one (actually, several) with AGM batteries inside. They failed one after another, all under warranty. I gave up and got a refund. I'm glad that there are lithium models now!
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I carry one in my AI. Not only for jumping other vehicles (never had to jump my Sprinter) but ours also has 2 USB ports which are handy for charging the cell phones and pads.
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I take one along that also has a small air compressor in case I need that
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I recently got a NOCO GB40 check out amazon reviews and look for some youtube videos about it. It is slightly larger than a VHS video cassette (if you can remember those). One youtube video I watched they jumped about 7 cars with it.
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I recently got a NOCO GB40 check out amazon reviews and look for some youtube videos about it. It is slightly larger than a VHS video cassette (if you can remember those). One youtube video I watched they jumped about 7 cars with it.
I've got a GB70 which is good for the bigger diesels and a GB150 which seems to have enough suds to run an open hearth furnace.
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