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Old 10-15-2015, 07:20 PM   #11
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One standard battery is plenty for warm climates and easy starts.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:36 PM   #12
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Even my 3/4 ton Cummins had two batteries.

Id recommend getting a fresh set for when you need to move it all the time.

And, remember: like headlights and windsheild wipers, always replace in pairs.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:52 PM   #13
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Yup, starting a large diesel engine with a single battery is welcoming a short life.

You are simply over working the single battery. Even in a hot climate.

Not saying it won't work. Just understand the consequences.

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Old 10-17-2015, 03:50 AM   #14
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Maybe that's true in the arctic, but really- One battery will do pretty well around here.
Whats the warmest place you've ever been?
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:29 AM   #15
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Maybe that's true in the arctic, but really- One battery will do pretty well around here.
Whats the warmest place you've ever been?
think it's a tie between Death Valley and Iraq

1 8D starts fine with cold engine here, down to about 25*, colder and I preheat engine and no problems at -5* (Christmas morning 2 years ago, remember the skoolie light show at BMS?)
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:33 AM   #16
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Heck I can start my bus with virtually any 12v automotive type battery.
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Old 10-17-2015, 09:43 AM   #17
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Heck I can start my bus with virtually any 12v automotive type battery.
Golly, I don't even need a battery, I just push it up the hill real fast and DW pops the clutch.
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:54 PM   #18
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Heck I can start my bus with virtually any 12v automotive type battery.
Hook up a scooter battery and give it a shot.

Take video, We all want to see.

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Heck I can start my bus with virtually any 12v automotive type battery.
My subaru battery WILL start my bus just fine... My SCOOTER battery would not for obvious reasons.
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My subaru battery WILL start my bus just fine... My SCOOTER battery would not for obvious reasons.
EastCoast, try it on the 21st, hook up cables and rev scooter up on cinder block until it says 88 mph, I guarantee it will start the bus or...well it will be spectacular

post video either way
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