It is not standard with any package with a gas engine. It is a separate
option and easy to add to a existing vehicle, new or used (I did twice).
I would not get a used plow truck because few operatot take good care of
them and they ar usually beat when they are done with them.
Dunno about 98s but my 99 K1500 Burb (5.7L gas engine) came with dual
batteries from the factory. RPO is TP3. Maybe the shop manual will
have info on how you'd hook one up.
Not near the truck at the moment so don't know how mine is hooked up.
it wasnt plowed with, the owner was a horse farmer and died. his wife sold
the truck to the dealership.
so he towed horses with it.
is that an especially bad thing? i know a plow is real bad but towing is
what it was made for right?
It will "hurt" it some but not much is towed properly. The problem is is
what, where and how it was towed with. Extra batteies is a very good
option to have twoiing or not because it gives you more starting power
and a lot more reserve power if alt fails or you leave you lights on.
well i have all the service records for it and he took great care. the
paint is excellent and the interior is mint.
i have a feeling he took real good care of it. especially with the
records being supplied with it and it comes with a warrenty
12 months 15k miles. which i could extend to 45000 mikes or 3
years...for an additional 600 bucks...is that worth in your opinions?
The factory options list 2 ways to hook up a second battery.
One is just positive to positive neg to neg. This is good for starting power
The second is an isolated unit. Aux battery is only connected to the main
when there is alternator output. The main bat provides all power for
starting etc. This is good for inverters, refers, trailers. You can draw
down the aux battery completely and still start the truck.
I have an isolated system to power my 2500watt inverter. I use it all day
for power tools instead of hauling around the genset.
If you do add a second battery (as in option 1) you should also change the
main battery so they are both the same. If not the weak one will always be
draining the good one.
Nope. Hooking up the batteries in parallel will provide 12 volts. If
you connected them in series - you'd get 24 volts. I just did a Google
search to try to find a pic for ya, and here's an example:
My 96 Yukon has a plastic storage box on the opposite side of where the
battery is. I'm going to have to visit the wrecking yards to see if I
can find a battery tray for the other side.
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