Monday, 11 February 2019

Busted Battery Boondoggle

I’ve known that it has needed to be replaced for some time. Little things here and there letting me know that my truck’s battery needed to be replaced.

After all, it is the stock battery, as in the battery that has been in the truck since I bought it in January of 2013. 

Well, Friday afternoon, that battery finally flatlined and refused to start the truck. Thus the fun began. 

One of the good things about living in Eastern Home is that, since it is an Industrial Park, that there are a few auto shops in the area. In fact one is right next to where I work.

I had to get them to come up the street to jump start the truck as my portable battery was not doing the trick. 

After that, I had to drive the truck and trailer to the auto shop, drop the trailer (without the use of Wanda’s batteries because they were also flatlined and disconnected).

So, to lift the trailer off of the hitch it took a large floor jack, as in the ones they use on the really big trucks. 

Getting the battery replaced itself wasn’t all that hard or difficult and the price was reasonable (I got the largest battery that I could get my hands on).

Hitching Wanda up again was fun because those large floor jacks drop things on an arch. 

That means that I had to position it to the side and guess where the trailer front was going to drop. I’m proud to say that I got it on my first try. 

Once that was done, then I could do my Friday and payday running around. 

Ah well, all’s well that ended well and I am thankful that those guys at the auto shop were not only nearby but quick, efficient and friendly. 

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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