Jumpstarting my truck

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  1. LoboSolo

    LoboSolo Medium Load Member

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    Lets say I did something dumb, like leaving a light on, and my trucks batteries drained down to where it doesnt have eniugh juice to start it.

    Would I fry my pickups battery by tryng to jumpstart the semi? Could I even jumpstart the semi with my pickups battery?
     
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  3. Lumper Humper

    Lumper Humper Heavy Load Member

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    I jumped my cascadia twice off of a 2002 honda accord lmao
     
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  4. LoboSolo

    LoboSolo Medium Load Member

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    I'm just a lazy ###. I don't want to get dressed again and drive 10 miles to see if I bumped the worklights on as I was getting shut down and wrapped up this afternoon.

    Storms coming, and its c-c-cold and dark out there. Screw it. I'd rather jump it on Monday than go back out tonight.
     
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    Lumper Humper Heavy Load Member

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    From one lazy man to another, i’d personally make the drive. Maybe use it as a excuse to pickup some late night food or beer lol.
     
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  6. LoboSolo

    LoboSolo Medium Load Member

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    Ok, OK, OK. I'm getting dressed. Darn it, its about 15° out there. Can't I just once let something slide? Darn it.
     
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    Lumper Humper Heavy Load Member

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    LOL
     
  8. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Leave it on there long enough and it will charge the batterys ...it won't do the alternater any favors of the doner vehicle tho.
     
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  9. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    I used my 97 cavalier to jump start the 99 Pete I was driving.

    You need good jumper cables though. Most on the market these days. Aren't worth a crap. Unless effort is made to make em worth a crap.
     
  10. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Dead batteries over the weekend in a truck that is parked far enough away you can’t eyeball it. That is a great anti-theft device.

    I’ve jumpstarted trucks with a 4cyl mitsubishi forklift. No problem.
     
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  11. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    He might find himself with frozen batteries.

    Fully charged they freeze at -60

    Dead batteries freeze at 32. Electrolyte turns to water as it discharges.
     
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