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Old 03-10-2016, 07:03 AM   #151
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If the electric jack just about kills the battery you will know that it's not in very good shape.

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Old 03-10-2016, 10:39 AM   #152
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If the battery is still putting out 459CCA (cold cranking amps) it should not have any problem putting out enough power for anything in your trailer.

The capacity remaining might be reduced a fair bit but it should still work for you while towing and if you are plugged in at any site you visit.

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Old 03-10-2016, 11:16 AM   #153
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Thank you everyone! You have all been a wealth of information to me and I really appreciate it. Booked my first trip of the season in mid April and can't wait to go!
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:39 PM   #154
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Originally Posted by lukenick1 View Post
My battery was brand new and has been sitting in my basement up on a table dead since late November. I hope it's not ruined. I just got a portable battery charger and hooked it up. I hope it charges.

I was going to post this before but as usual I forgot... If you want to check the mfr date of the battery (when you purchase a new battery it should not be more than 3 months old), here is how you do it. Each mfr imprints the mfr date in either the battery case or the lead terminal base. Interstate melts the code into the battery case near the terminal. Each mfr has a page for breaking down the code. Here is what Interstate's code breakdown looks like:
The first digit from the left is a letter. It stands for the month of the year. A = January; B = February; C = March, etc. The second digit from the left is the year the battery was shipped from the factory. 4 = 2004, 5 = 2005, 6 = 2006, 7 = 2007, 8 = 2008, 9 = 2009, 0 = 2010, 1 = 2011, 2 = 2012, etc

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