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Old 04-25-2003, 01:29 PM   #29
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Oh gosh am I embarrassed. :red I forgot to correct that little bitty statement. my daughter was out of gas. that's why the jump-it wouldn't start the car. I found that out later. I'll go sit in the corner now.
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:03 PM   #30
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>>outta gas

No problem.

And no need to sit in a corner. You serve too valuable a purpose here to have a "time-out."
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Old 04-25-2003, 02:56 PM   #31
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Where are the biggies?

Charles-

The only Jump-It I can find on the net (also at Sam's) has 300amps. Where are the bigger ones you mention and about what do they cost? Also, what's the approx weight. Weight is a big issue for me now and I am on a truck-lightening binge.
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Old 04-25-2003, 03:40 PM   #32
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This is were I got mine. Is it like yours Charles?

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/

Jumpstarter Pack with Compressor... <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ea99cc4f3df3jump.jpg/>


Emergency-aid!
∑ Jumpstarter has 400 A boost / 900 A peak. On / off safety switch for cables
∑ 260 psi Air Compressor has a 20" hose with tire fitting for auto, trailer and bike tires. Air pressure gauge, 2 adapters (for air mattresses, recreation inflatables) and pin for balls
∑ Built-in spotlight
∑ 12V DC lighter-style power outlet
∑ Unit charges from home AC or auto DC, with both adapters included
∑ Compact 4 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 6" deep; weighs 18 lbs.
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Old 04-25-2003, 04:02 PM   #33
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What's the deal here? this one looks the same, but is 10 cheaper.

**Guide Gearģ Jumpstarter Pack with Air Compressor... PRICED RIGHT!
Look... this Jumpstarter / Compressor combo has 4 valve options. Plus a built-in emergency spotlight. And it's Guide Gear,ģ so you can be assured of top-notch quality and A#1 excellence.
∑ Unit charges from home AC or auto DC, with both adapters included
∑ Jumpstarter has 400-amp boost / 900-amp peak
∑ 260 psi Air Compressor has a 20" hose with tire fitting... plus air pressure gauge, 2 adapters for inflatables and a pin for balls
∑ Lighter-style outlet will power 12V accessories from the sealed battery
∑ On / off safety switch for jumper cables
∑ Measures 14 3/4 x 13 1/2 x 6" d.; weighs 18 lbs
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Old 04-25-2003, 05:20 PM   #34
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Price

And what *is* the price, at "10 cheaper"?
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Old 04-25-2003, 05:51 PM   #35
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Oh! sorry
Results

Guide Gearģ Jumpstarter with Air Compressor
WX2-70381 NOW $39.97! Buyer's Club $35.97

Jumpstarter with Air Compressor
WX2-52818 NOW $49.97! Buyer's Club $44.97

both from same place
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Old 04-25-2003, 05:56 PM   #36
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Thanks, Jana

I posted a "disregard query" earlier, but it didn't appear. I find the thingie on the Guide website. Couldn't see ANY diff between the two units so ordered the cheaper one. Despite my new addiction to tow-vehicle weight control I think it would be worth the 18 pounds to have this little gizmo. Thanks again for the info!
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Old 04-25-2003, 06:03 PM   #37
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Jana .. yes, that appears to be just like the most recent one I purchased a couple of months ago ... with the built-in air compressor and hose.

I purchased it at Menards, a big box home improvement store, for about $40 or so. I have yet to use that particular model ... and am reserving it for emergency winterization procedures for our trip to Colorado in late May.

Robert ... I'm talking "peak amps." I purchased (several years ago now) two 1000 peak amp models at Sams, as well as an 850 peak amp model. I've picked up three others at other places since ... all in the 900 peak amp range.

The model Jana posted has 900 peak amps. The weight is listed at 18 pounds. That's about right, I imagine. I've never weighed them, or worried about the extra weight of carrying 3 or 4 of them at a time in the Suburban (or even during the mini-van years).

I'm no electrician, so I really don't understand this stuff ... but have noticed that a bunch of these portable Jump Starters have 500 and 600 peak amps ... so I always look for the higher ampage.
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Old 04-25-2003, 06:09 PM   #38
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I started looking around and found one with 1250 amps peak (no compresser part). for 129.99 the money went up faster then the amps, but I must admit it was not on sale, and the others were. maybe at end of season it might go down.
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Old 04-25-2003, 06:13 PM   #39
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I went down into the basement to take a pix of the air compressor model (which is brand new, never used, sitting with a stack of stuff we're taking to the mountain!) ... and found another brand-new Jump-It made by Schumacher, the battery people. Forgot I even had that one.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ea9c0e35e073MVC-593S.JPG/>

It's listed on the Schumacher website at US$89.00 and weighs 18 pounds. I know I didn't pay that much for it!

http://www.batterychargers.com/details.cfm...2D250A&catid=12

I know I have two more in the Suburban. One in the pickup truck. Another in Pam's car.

So, guess I have more than I thought I did!:)
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Old 04-25-2003, 06:18 PM   #40
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Hi All
I have priced a few of these things in my area.Canadian Tire Cost was $100.00CDN 500 cracking amps. (N0 other info)

In Fernie at Home Hardware $150.00 .No amp info.

I will keep looking for a good price on the right unit.:wave
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Old 04-25-2003, 06:26 PM   #41
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Ches, I just checked Canadian Tire online. They have <a href="http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortments/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=84552444254 3243&FOLDER%3C%3EbrowsePath=2534374302192103&FOLDE R%3C%3EbrowsePath=2534374303043753&FOLDER%3C%3Efol der_id=2534374303043753&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=140 8474395348027&bmUID=1051313081303" target="_blank">
a 400 crank amp Motomaster version</a> for $79 C ... which puts in the ballpark of what we're talking. I imagine it would be in the 900 peak amp range.
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Old 04-25-2003, 07:26 PM   #42
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Hi Charles

What my idea is on these portable power packs is strictly for my TV and Satilite Dish.Its more of a challange than a requirement.I want two of them.One for TV and one for Sat Receiver.I run my TV/Sat Receiver for 2hrs on monday before i stopped.That was from my batteries using 300watt inverter.I won't be doing more than 3 days at a time dry camping.:wave
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