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    Had same issue even with two cranking batteries in line. Just bought a deep cycle marine battery to parallel the cranking battery. Hope this solves issue.

    My buddy has same issue with his LS. Eats the battery charge up

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    I had forgot to update this thread with the outcome.... Those of you who said I had a bad battery were 100% correct. I had it checked at two different places and it tested good both places and on my old times load tester. I got fed up with it and bought a group 27 Deka AGM Dual Purpose to replace the other with. I have not used it more than maybe 4 hours at a time since I installed it but have been out probably 6 times since changing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FurFlyin View Post
    I had forgot to update this thread with the outcome.... Those of you who said I had a bad battery were 100% correct. I had it checked at two different places and it tested good both places and on my old times load tester. I got fed up with it and bought a group 27 Deka AGM Dual Purpose to replace the other with. I have not used it more than maybe 4 hours at a time since I installed it but have been out probably 6 times since changing.
    Load test is not a sure fire test...Most of time there accurate but not always.....Neighbor had a newer JD tractor...took battery to have tested AZ /NAPA/ORs all said great battery..Pulled starter and alternator took to have rebuilt.. they said nothing wrong...We talked I told him Battery he said no ,its good.....I said I got a spare Battery in shop ..we put it in and walla cranked right up.. He still can't believe all that BS and work and time lost ...
    Thx for update we all learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by FurFlyin View Post
    I had forgot to update this thread with the outcome.... Those of you who said I had a bad battery were 100% correct. I had it checked at two different places and it tested good both places and on my old times load tester. I got fed up with it and bought a group 27 Deka AGM Dual Purpose to replace the other with. I have not used it more than maybe 4 hours at a time since I installed it but have been out probably 6 times since changing.
    To prolong a deep cycle battery's life you should recharge it immediately after every use.
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    I recharge the batteries every time. I leave the 3 bank charger plugged up unless I'm using the boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FurFlyin View Post
    I recharge the batteries every time. I leave the 3 bank charger plugged up unless I'm using the boat.
    Fur, I'm betting he thought you said that you've had it out 6 times since charging....instead of "changing". That's what I read too. Had to go back and read it again myself.

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    That would have been much more clear if I had written "changing batteries" instead of just changing.

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