Your Chinook doesn't have a generator?
I don’t believe so. I checked them when I got them and they looked good.Do the batteries need water?
It does, we never use it tho. I just turned the truck on using my phone from bed haha. We needed to defrost the windshield anyway.Your Chinook doesn't have a generator?
Yes my solar controller does have a temp sensor ran to where the battery compartment is. It’s been COLD and cloudy for many days. Cleared up today and the battery’s charged up pretty well. We’ll see what happens.All batteries loose significant capacity when cold, especially below 0F cold. If you don't have a temp compensated charger, those batteries are getting badly undercharged, even with good solar. At low temps they may need 16V for a full charge.
Do you have a battery meter? Failing to fully charge them every 3-7 days will kill them fast. A full charge after 5 days of partial cycling may take 20 hours at the absorb voltage (charge until the return current drops to 1% of the rated capacity).
They still work great! Make sure to purchase the metal ones, not the plastic ones. Install is easy, drill the proper size hole in the door and mount the catch!Willy. On your push button cabinet latches. How are they working? I've read some reviews about them them not working good. Are they hard to install?
Nice video and good info. While leaving a spot steelhead fishing in Dec we had to get up steep but short snowy incline, biggest problem was very little area to accelerate before hitting incline. Couple trucks tried in 2wd but had to switch to 4wd, being 2wd I was worried but Chinook made it up with no hesitation or slipping. I have tire chains but have not used them yet.Quick little video showing how she goes in the snow! We got about 12” of snow overnight, had to help 3 other people out the lot that were blocking the exit. Then I pulled right out! That night at Copper Ski resort the parking lot was a **** show. Probably got another 8-10” during the day. Must have been 100+ cars and truck stuck in the lot everywhere! I helped a bunch of people and the rig was unstoppable thru the lot.