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Old 06-10-2018, 03:22 AM   #1
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Wondering which one of the following two would be the best to purchase as I would like to have a Jump Starter in my 2010 Chevy/RoadTrek 190P in case of an emergency if the battery went dead.

01> Schumacher 800 Amp Li-Ion Vehicle Jump Starter USB Ports LCD Display Model: SL 1315

02> JACO BoostPro Car Battery Jump Starter Portable Power Bank - 600A/16500mAh, 300A Start / 600A Peak Power, I believe it is model number D12.
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I'm not familiar with your coach specifically and I can't answer your question but I would like to point out that you may have other options.

I assume we're talking about your chassis battery, the one that starts your van. Most RV will have a boost switch that will combine the house battery(s) with the chassis battery to give you enough juice to crank over the engine. If the coach batteries are low and you have a generator, you can charge them until they're up enough to use that way. If you don't have a boost (unlikely) and your chassis battery is accessible, you might be able to just use jumper cables from one battery to another.

Also, why would your chassis battery suddenly deplete? It should be isolated.
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Most RV will have a boost switch that will combine the house battery(s) with the chassis battery to give you enough juice to crank over the engine.
my 2004 roadtrek 190 popular does not have this switch however a set of jumper cables accomplishes the same thing.
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I'm not sure either will be big enough to start a V8. I picked up a 1200 Watt peak at Walmart for 70 bucks a couple of weeks ago.
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I have carried the JNC 660 for years; it has helped many Rvers and a few in parking lots, where someone couldn't have jumper cables available. One of the comments that I will always remember about the 660 - it is used by tow trucks and could bring a head horse back to life! You can leave it on charge without overcharging, but I have left it set without the power connection and it was still reading heavy into the full charge. Ron
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I am also a fan of a "boost" switch. We are all carrying around a huge house battery, so why add yet another? When I installed my second engine generator, I left my isolation switch in place solely for this purpose.

Most such setups don't have the wiring capacity to give a full jump-start with a totally dead battery, but usually a "boost" is all you need. Plus, with a little time you can use it to add a quick charge to a dead chassis battery.

But then again, with a Trik-L-Start and a bit of solar, a dead battery is not a common occurrence.
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my 2004 roadtrek 190 popular does not have this switch however a set of jumper cables accomplishes the same thing.
Does your 190 have a Sure Power separator or does it use an isolator?
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We carry a Noco GB70. It is larger (higher capacity) than most of the lithium jump starters. It works great and has saved the day for ourselves and several of our friends.

We also have a smaller Noco GB20 in our car (Subaru). And a Noco battery charger at home. Their stuff seems to be very well designed and built.
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I believe it is a Sure Power separator
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I believe it is a Sure Power separator
Can you tell if it's a model 1314 or 1315?
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