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post #1 of 11 Old 08-23-2011, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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Starting in September I will be working in Alaska. My work schedule will be 2 weeks up there working and 2 weeks off not working. Should I be concerned letting my truck sit for 2 weeks without any use? I was planning on having my girlfriend start it up and let it run like 2 times a week. Anything else I can do? Trickle charger? Thanks guys

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my truck gets used less then every two weeks when im home. Shouldnt need a trickle charger for two weeks. When I deploy for over a month i hook up the charger. Never had any issues.

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My truck hates going a day without being started so I would say yes to twice a week being started IMO

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No need. I live in Alaska and there are times when my truck doesn't run for more than two weeks. I have never had a problem. That includes in the winter. Those two 1000 CCA batteries help too .


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Unless it is going to be driven and fully warmed up, I would not start it as you are doing more harm than good.

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The truck will sit in minnesota, not Alaska. Hopefully my girlfriend let's me keep it inside in the garage. Thanks for the advice. If it sits inside it won't be touched.

04' F-250 6.0L

AFE Stage 2 intake
Liberator EGR delete kit
MBRP up pipe assembly
4" MBRP Turbo back (straight piped) WHISTLE
zoodad mod
Nitto Dura Grapplers
Edge Insight CS
DieselSite Coolant Filtration
Upgraded fuel pressure spring kit
upgraded turbo oil supply tube(solid)
upgraded turbo drain tube
SWAMP's 48V FICM
Rotella ELC
Firestone Ride Rite air bags in rear
draw-tite 30k hide-a-goose kit
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Here is what you do:
Park the truck in the garage when the girlfriend isn't looking.
Pack your keys and take them with you to Alaska.
When she calls you, apologize profusely.
It is always easier to ask forgiveness than to ask permission.
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what he said ^


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I agree with NYC!


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Nice I like that idea

04' F-250 6.0L

AFE Stage 2 intake
Liberator EGR delete kit
MBRP up pipe assembly
4" MBRP Turbo back (straight piped) WHISTLE
zoodad mod
Nitto Dura Grapplers
Edge Insight CS
DieselSite Coolant Filtration
Upgraded fuel pressure spring kit
upgraded turbo oil supply tube(solid)
upgraded turbo drain tube
SWAMP's 48V FICM
Rotella ELC
Firestone Ride Rite air bags in rear
draw-tite 30k hide-a-goose kit
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