If I just got finished with a winter camping trip away from civilization, I would sure want to be confident my truck is going to start also.And no it's not a inverter it's a battery generator and thanks I think ill just pick up a gas generator ?
Yes, that's an inverter. It's just packaged with a battery & charger inside the case so that, if any ONE of them goes bad, they want you to toss the whole thing & buy a new one. You'd spend less & get better performance buying them separately. But you don't really need to buy batteries (your truck already has 2) or charger (the truck has an alternator). Of course, that just gets you back to my first reply - the inverter will put off about as much heat as the block heater, so you're wasting the batteries. They'd be better-used either powering the glow plugs, or a 12V block heater (no waste, except a little in the wiring & connections).
Yeah, I wasn't suggesting he do that - only that it would be a better use for the batteries' energy than wasting half of it in an inverter. At least with a 12V block heater, much more of that energy would go where he wants it - into the block....would drain the batteries too low to run the starter in short order, or the block heater would be too wimpy to do any real heating.
That depends on what you already know... :icon_rolleyes:...what else is there that I should know about them