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BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH #2648489
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What is the best bang for the buck for a trailer winch? I had been using a Dyna-Batt. It gave up the ghost over the winter. Will hold 10.95 volts, no more. Charged it for three days straight on 2 amp setting...Need another, but don't want to spend $2-300 for one.. Any suggestions??


4 speed street legal. Best time 10.99 @ 124 mph on 93 octane pump gas @ 3926# total weight
Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: 68LAR] #2648498
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How much do you use the winch? Everytime you load and unload the car? If you use it sparingly, I use my jump box. Just a suggestion.

Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: 68LAR] #2648506
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I bought a big RV battery from Walmart for around 100.00 last year. Two year guarantee. I use it for my inverter in my Trailer too


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

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Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: pittsburghracer] #2648521
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hi
repeated discharging you will need a deep cycle RV battery NAPA 8240, drawtite hitches sells a kit to keep battery charged from tow vehicle

Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: 440lebaron] #2648551
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I have a take out Mercedes Benz battery in my older trailer for 10 years and it is still working like it did day one. That battery is out of an 05 CLS500. I don't charge it unless the generator is on in the trailer..My new trailer came with a deep cycle Interstate and so far so good but only a few moths old.

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Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: Al_Alguire] #2648562
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Good Group 27 Deep Cycle. Interstate is good.


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Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: CMcAllister] #2648611
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I pull the 10 year old optima blue top out of the wife’s boat. It also gets used to run my water pump/rad fan between rounds. No idea why this battery is still alive.

Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: J_BODY] #2648616
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Depends on how your truck is wired.. I have a battery isolator with
a deep cycle for the winch.. when then the truck is running it will
charge the deep cycle
wave

Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: MR_P_BODY] #2648634
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I just use a Group 24 that's in a battery box on the trailer, which I keep a battery maintainer on when the trailer's parked.
But usually, that battery & winch are also plugged into my Dually.
I use a plug at its back bumper that comes off its battery, or I can loop the trailer end to another plug that comes off the winch.
When the Dually's running, it can charge both batteries.
Reason I did it that way is in case I'm using the trailer behind something else instead of the Dually; I can still use the winch via the trailer battery.

Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: 68LAR] #2648647
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Buy a good group 27 RV/Marine deep cycle up
Does your truck charge it when towing? Do you have a generator for the trailer that will charge it also? If no to both you need to remember to charge it when it gets down near 12.25 Volts up


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Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: nss guy] #2648717
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Originally Posted by nss guy
How much do you use the winch? Everytime you load and unload the car? If you use it sparingly, I use my jump box. Just a suggestion.


I don't use it very much. As a matter of fact, I had to use it for the first time in about three years, a few weeks ago. I had charged it a few times prior to that usage. I don't have it hooked up to my truck charging system. It is a stand alone battery that I have been charging after usage with a Battery Tender.

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4 speed street legal. Best time 10.99 @ 124 mph on 93 octane pump gas @ 3926# total weight
Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: 68LAR] #2648718
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For that app a deep cycle is usually ideal but it looks like yours isn't the usual scenario and sitting for years between uses is hell on any battery.

The best bang for the buck as far as a new powerful battery goes is head to your nearest big truck dealer, Kenworth etc, and pick up a cranking battery. They are usually about $80 +/- and up to 1100 cold cranking amps.

Kevin

Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: 68LAR] #2648719
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A nice size deep cycle will cover your needs.. it will hold better power
before falling off
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Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: Twostick] #2648960
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I have a suction cupped solar panel. I didn't think it was a good idea to expose it to the brutal Minnesota winters, so I removed the battery for winter. The panel seems to help at the track. I'll know more this season.

Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: Leigh] #2649156
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I have a Duracell (Made in the USA) Marine/RV battery from Sam's Club in my car hauler. Works great. Charge as needed in season, pull and store on shop bench with a Battery Tender during the winter.


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Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: DynoDave] #2649312
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Originally Posted by DynoDave
I have a Duracell (Made in the USA) Marine/RV battery from Sam's Club in my car hauler. Works great. Charge as needed in season, pull and store on shop bench with a Battery Tender during the winter.


I don't belong to Sams club, but my daughter does. What was the cost of your battery??


4 speed street legal. Best time 10.99 @ 124 mph on 93 octane pump gas @ 3926# total weight
Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: 68LAR] #2649317
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I think that was the brand I bought from Walmart


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: pittsburghracer] #2649329
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i use a regular 24 series battery and tie into power from tow rig to charge while towing. warranty better on car battery then deep cycle. lol

Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: rick4106] #2649342
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Nope I was wrong it’s an Ever Start Max RV battery from Walmart


1970 Duster
Edelbrock headed 408
6.143@110.85 mph
9.73@135.05 mph shifting at 6700 RPM
422 Indy headed small block
5.982@112.56 mph
9.42@138.27

Livin and lovin life one day at a time




Re: BEST BATTERY FOR TRAILER WINCH [Re: 68LAR] #2649353
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Originally Posted by 68LAR
Originally Posted by nss guy
How much do you use the winch? Everytime you load and unload the car? If you use it sparingly, I use my jump box. Just a suggestion.


I don't use it very much. As a matter of fact, I had to use it for the first time in about three years, a few weeks ago. I had charged it a few times prior to that usage. I don't have it hooked up to my truck charging system. It is a stand alone battery that I have been charging after usage with a Battery Tender.


1 time in 3 years, something like this might be more useful.

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