Sat. as Tracy and I were getting ready to leave for lunch the truck wouldn't start. So Tracy pulled in and with a little trouble we got it started and I drove right to O' Reilly's Auto Parts where I purchased this battery just 1 yr ago this month. You could tell this kid was not into his job at all. He did test the battery and said it was fine but needed to be charged. Well to cut this story short because retelling it makes me angry all over again. We got lucky and we finished out our day. I backed in again as I have been doing that now since it's easier to see as I am coming out of the driveway. Before I went to bed I went out and the truck started up. Well Sunday morning a no go. I had a feeling the trouble was due to the deep cycle battery in the back of the truck. So I called my mechanic yesterday to tell him my thoughts. He said his guy who does the electrical stuff would be in today being Tue. and try to make it by 8 am. So I rounded up my buddy Mark and he finally was able to get the truck going and I headed right over to Motor Works. I didn't even shut the truck off since I knew it wouldn't start again. Well I was right the deep cycle battery had a dead cell and it kept draining the truck battery. They totally disconnected all the wires and charged the battery in the truck. They said nothing else was draining the battery and all was well. So I have been hearing a lot of good things about Jackery it is a little thing that can run quite a few things and lasts quite a while. it can be charged by a small solar panel or house current or the truck battery. Now to find out what wattage I need and then start saving up for it. I know the cheaper one does not have enough watts to run my little baby heater.
The weather has calmed down some and we are floating around in the 90's but the humidity is still high and now we are looking at getting some of the remnant's of tropical Loraina or what ever it's called. But I think by next month I may be able to get in a camping trip.
Good Night All