Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Woodward County, Oklahoma
I had a similar concern when I bought my Rhino. I was always out by myself and leaving various lights on. I also made long trips on my BMW and if left sitting for long periods of time, the battery would lose power. To address this, I bought a small, self contained, battery jump starter kit marketed by Coleman and sold at Pep boys. I like it because it is totally contained in a Pelican style waterproof case. I place it in whatever vehicle I happen to be using. It's a bit heavy (18 lbs), but gives me some peace of mind. These are no longer sold, but small battery jump packs, that would work as well or better, are easily found.
Coleman 18 amp/hr waterproof jump start kit. Model # PMJ8660
I paid $50 for mine. In Dec 2007, Pep Boys put these on close out and dropped the price to $29.99, then to $19.99 until they were gone ( http://www.fatwallet.net/forums/hot-deals/796629/ ). I missed the close out and still am disappointed I didn't know about it at the time. These jump start kits may still be in some stores' inventory. If so, they are really nice for small battery applications such as ATVs, UTVs, motorcycles, and garden tractors. In addition to the jumper cables, these have a 12v power (cigarette lighter style) power plug and a trouble light. Included is the 120v charger.
2009 Prowler XTZ 1000 Baja - ITP beadlock wheels, ITP Baja Cross X/D tires, 2" wheel spacers, harness bar, 5 point harnesses, custom doors, 4 Vision X LED lights, 2 PIAA lights, RAM mounts on roll bar and dash, military truck mirrors, polished aluminum rear frame brace, inside tube rear frame stiffeners, Mossy Oak camo pattern seats, custom front brush guard, parking brake 'on' alarm, Throttlemaxx controller, Uni pre-filter, and Mobil 1 4T M/C 10W-40 racing oil with K&N filter.
Last edited by Retired1; 10-10-2009 at 10:34 AM.