Going on trip, battery issues

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  1. darsunt

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    I plan to be out of town for a few weeks. Which battery cable should I disconnect while I'm gone, to be sure the truck will start when I get back? Does it matter?
    Also I do not completely trust this battery, I did run it completely down once a couple of years back. This is a 2010 Nissan, which battery model will fit the tray? Last time I replaced the battery, the new battery the store gave me was smaller than the tray and did slip and slide a bit around during driving.

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    Doesn't matter which terminal you remove.......
    As for the size of the battery, I always measure and put the largest (most cranking amps) one that will fit in my box.........I live in Canada and need all the starting power I can get
     
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    put a trickle charger on it, if you buy the cheapest battery then it is smaller and lighter, sounds like yours is not meeting demands
     
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    I tend to remove the power side red cable. The reason behind this is if remove the ground and leave postive all you need to do is get a another good ground to reconnect power. For example remove alt if remove battery ground all you have to do is touch the alt wire to ground and pop sparks since the positive is still hooked up you recreated a circut. So I always remove positive and sometimes wrap in black tape as a extra caution.
     
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    Or a battery maintainer Leo you da man always with good ideas along with other members ok yes I'm wiping my nose off. :rofl:
     
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    I have a Snap~On 1/2 inch wrench, it has a big chunk burned out of the side of it, I Removed the + cable furst. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
    Got a couple of scortched fingers from it too. Naw, I`ll happily remove the - furst. :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     

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