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#6409060 - 08/15/16 12:55 PM Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle?
Txhuntr2 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 02/19/12
Posts: 229
Loc: Houston and Val Verde
We share a 1984 Bronco II to drive around on the property. I will be putting a new battery in it and bringing it to the lease early September to leave for the season. It may go a couple weeks without being started at times. Do those of you in this situation unhook the battery when leaving the lease to make sure it doesn't run down?

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#6409065 - 08/15/16 12:58 PM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2340
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
I do because I leave the jeep there year round and sometimes it may be 2 months before I use the jeep. Just makes me feel better.

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#6409173 - 08/15/16 02:26 PM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Gumbeaux Offline
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Registered: 09/11/09
Posts: 2739
Loc: Georgetown
Run these on boats for years and they work great. Easier than hooking and unhooking. Don't know why it wouldn't work on a vehicle.

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/blue-sea-s...62?recordNum=20
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#6409187 - 08/15/16 02:34 PM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7217
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I use the separator with the green knob you turn on my Bronco. 'Think Walmart has them by the batteries. I have one on the tractor too, but I'm so allergic to work, that battery still goes down.

Of course the Jeep (without a separator) owned by the lease partner that doesn't take care of a cotton pickin' thing he owns (trash in everything, always has to borrow something, etc., etc.) miraculously always starts. 'Guess it's all in your attitude. bang
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#6409262 - 08/15/16 03:17 PM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
dgilbert Offline
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Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 18716
I use a maintenance charger on mine, so no I don't undo anything.

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#6409363 - 08/15/16 04:14 PM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Gumbeaux]
Wilhunt Offline
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Registered: 07/26/13
Posts: 2340
Loc: New Braunfels, San Saba county
Originally Posted By: Gumbeaux
Run these on boats for years and they work great. Easier than hooking and unhooking. Don't know why it wouldn't work on a vehicle.

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/blue-sea-s...62?recordNum=20


yes sir this would work fine... RV camping stores sell a battery disconnect switch also that would work well.

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#6409490 - 08/15/16 05:25 PM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Ron H Offline
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Registered: 08/10/08
Posts: 1467
Loc: Dallas; hunt Palo Pinto
One buddy put a knife switch on his. It kept the battery from running down. I keep a 12v solar trickle charger on the atv and that works for it.

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#6410528 - 08/16/16 08:43 AM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Navasot Offline
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25956
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Mine get used enough that its not needed. but if I had a lease vehicle parked a ways away id just bring the battery back with me and put in indoors on a trickle
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#6410613 - 08/16/16 09:35 AM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23463
Loc: Texas
Only thing we have down at the place is a tractor. We don't do anything with the battery. I do try to start or at least charge it every time I'm down there though.
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#6410690 - 08/16/16 10:24 AM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
KG68 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 6069
Loc: Goldthwaite,Tx
Nope I carry jumper cables in every vehicle I own. Course 3 or 4 days are about as long as any thing sits still. The upside of being 13 miles from the place. up


Edited by KG68 (08/16/16 10:24 AM)

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#6410767 - 08/16/16 10:59 AM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Always ready 2 hunt Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/31/15
Posts: 427
Yes, we disconnect one of the battery cables on lease vehicles when we leave lease and has worked well.

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#6412423 - 08/17/16 11:29 AM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
TexFlip Offline
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 8652
Loc: Harris County
Keep the CJ5 battery hooked up year round. Might not get turned over from May until August. Been that way for 10 years or more. Have a charger just in case.
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#6413497 - 08/17/16 09:23 PM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
PWRANCH Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/19/16
Posts: 109
Loc: San Angelo, TX
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#6413517 - 08/17/16 09:30 PM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
Stump_jumper Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 1264
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
No real need unless you have something draining it

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#6414525 - 08/18/16 03:00 PM Re: Do you unhook the battery on your lease vehicle? [Re: Txhuntr2]
gtrich94 Offline
Tracker

Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 578
Loc: Houston, TX
I did initially, but now I just keep it connected. I keep a battery charger out at the lease just in case it runs down between visits. Worse case, I throw that on there and drive my truck around for the first couple of hours while we get settled in for the weekend.
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