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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:03 PM   #1
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Winch bumper Battery box

Looking into getting my first Jeep. One of my criteria is that it will be required to start at -40C after not being driven for a couple of weeks.

I have been researching dual battery setups, I like the option of being able to jump start myself if noone is around.

Also like the capacity of a nice Group 31 battery.

Have been looking at the ARB bumpers, and how I would not need a winch for the time being. ARB states that it will fit a Warn XD9000i on their bumper. Dimensions are 21.8x6.3x9.9"

A group 31 Deka is 13x6.75x9.375"

Has anyone ever made a battery box which would bolt in place of the winch, and if not please enlighten me as to why this is a stupid idea.

Thanks and please be gentle, it's my first Jeepforum post.

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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:05 PM   #2
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If you are worried about the primary battery under the hood dieing in the cold, what is going to keep the second battery that you mount out in the elements from dieing?

I grabbed a C-TEK battery tender for when the Jeep is parked for long periods.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:09 PM   #3
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Seems like a trickle charger and a DieHard Platinum is what you are after. A block heater also goes a long way towards getting a vehicle started in the cold.

I have two diesel box trucks that sit outside and occasionally will sit a long time in the cold between starts. A couple years ago, I combined the block heater with a trickle charger on the same plug. The heater is wired into a thermostatic switch so it only works below freezing. As long as my guys keep those trucks plugged in, they always start.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:11 PM   #4
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I second what the above posters have said. Plus, they make a dual battery tray to fit where your stock one currently sits. I'd keep the battery under the hood and go with the dual setup, or just get a trickle charger (C-Tek is a great brand).
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Trickle chargers and block heaters won't help me if the Jeep is parked at the airport for extended periods of time. I'd like to avoid Optima's as well, which is why I'm not interested in the Stacked optima setup.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:15 PM   #6
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I use a Webasto Blue Heat on my Golf TDI, maybe that's what i need to look into.

It starts like summer time if I let the Webasto heat the coolant for 15 mins before cranking.
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Trickle chargers and block heaters won't help me if the Jeep is parked at the airport for extended periods of time. I'd like to avoid Optima's as well, which is why I'm not interested in the Stacked optima setup.
How long are you talking about it being parked there?
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Trickle chargers and block heaters won't help me if the Jeep is parked at the airport for extended periods of time...
Not having power available is kind of important for us to know...

Is parking your Jeep at the airport for weeks on end in the dead of winter a common occurrence for you?
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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:22 PM   #9
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Yeah, sorry about that.

I like the Platinum recommendation, but they don't carry them in Canada if I'm not mistaken. Deka's look good as well.
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Consider Odyssey as well.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:26 PM   #11
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I like the Platinum recommendation, but they don't carry them in Canada if I'm not mistaken...
They might be sold under a different name outside the US. Odyssey? If you search out enough DieHard threads you should be able to find the exact name/model. Jerry might immediately know.
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Unread 01-27-2014, 09:27 PM   #12
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Yes, it will be a common occurrence, it would be my vehicle when up north for work, would normally see it every second week but it could sometimes be three weeks between visits.
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Here's an old thread on DieHards and Odysseys with some interesting information.

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ehard-Platinum
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Unread 01-28-2014, 12:09 AM   #14
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Call the airport, they may have specific spots for long term parking with plugs.
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Yeah, sorry about that.

I like the Platinum recommendation, but they don't carry them in Canada if I'm not mistaken. Deka's look good as well.
You are right. I know the closest I can get one is at the Sears in Masena New York which is just south of Cornwall and you can get Odyssey but for that price go to Crappy Tire and pick up one of their portable chargers or get a CAA membership
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