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Well my plan is to relocate the passenger battery to the toolbox in the bed but I am not going to get to it right away. I have had problems before where a loose terminal ended up frying a battery on me and I don't want to be replacing batteries again. This leads me to ask if I would run into any issues driving the truck without the battery being there and just wrapping/taping the terminals to avoid any contact?

Seems like a stupid question to me but I would rather ask now than find out how stupid the idea is by toasting another battery later:confused013:
 

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alternator output lead goes to + batt connector, passenger side batt.

alternator charge sensor lead goes from ECM to + batt connector on driver side batt.

you have to solve that conundrum before trying to run the truck on 1 battery.

trying to start one of these monsters on 1 1000cca batt let alone the puny 750cca batt.
like trying to have sex with an 800 lb fat woman with a 1" dick, not much going to happen and little
to no satisfaction
http://youtu.be/8_VbImuG71M
 

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It was only going to be a temporary solution, I plan on relocating the battery to the toolbox when I get a break in the weather and all the wiring and parts around. Guess I need to look at the wiring a little more closely. Think it would be an issue to just lengthen the leads for the alternator to the driver side battery? Thanks for the reply

I did like the comparison BTW, thanks for that:hehe:
 

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If you lengthen the alternator output wire to the drivers battery make note it has a fusible link installed in the wire. Not having one is dangerous and can create direct short electrical fires and fry shiite.

If your in a cold climate remember the massive juice that the grid heater consumes.
 

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I have worked many years on boat's electrical that often have about ten batteries and multiple alternators. If I was doing any battery relocating and or adding more batteries I would definitely add a battery isolator for charging. Balmar is a pretty common one. When the two or three batteries are not exactly the same age or you have a loose connection to one battery the others become consumed by overcharging from the alternator. They explode or just boil over. You wind up testing and replacing batteries all the time because of it.
 
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