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Old 12-13-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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ultra Trick-l-start

Do any of you use this devise, the Ultra Trick-l-start and if so, what do you think of this devise. I just replaced my house batteries and found this devise on the net. Thanks Newbie Jabfado

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:11 PM   #2
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Bought and installed mine about 6 months ago. I just put it where the defective manufacturer unit was. Has been working fine for me. No complaints so far.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:45 PM   #3
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Winnebago started installing the Trik-L-Start on all diesel pushers starting with the 2006 model year (you'll notice that there's even a Winnebago part number on the device). I put one on my 2005 Vectra and it works great.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:53 PM   #4
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Put one on my 05 Journey and couldn't be happier. The Xantrex Echo Charger can do the same thing but costs more. There may be additional features to the Echo Charger to warrant the higher cost, but the Trik-L-Start is sufficient for my needs.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:55 PM   #5
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Thanks so much for all your imput....will order one today.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:37 AM   #6
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If you have one of the newer Winnie diesels, it probably already has a chassis battery charging system. If a gas chassis, you may want to add the Trik-L-Start
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:29 PM   #7
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I attached the trickle start to my house batteries then to my chassis batteries because the inverter did not charge the chassis batteries. I have two solar panels on top and i assumed one must have charged the chassis batteries because i have it parked under cover and no sun got to the solar panels. My chassis batteries now stay charged. It charges then maintains. Rivrduk
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:41 PM   #8
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I just installed a Trik L Start in my '05 Itasca Horizon - a bit of a PITA due to the location of the Aux Start/Disconnect solenoids. THEN, I REINSTALLED after reading a fellow posters suggestion. The device is now remotely located on the front panel of the electrical closeout enclosure - next to the compartment light- after splicing an extra 18" of 18 AWG wire to both the blue and yellow leads. If installed per LSL/Winnie instructions you'd never be able to see it. Now it's conveniently located and easy to monitor. The real proof is at the battery monitoring panel inside the coach. My engine batts are happy and so am I!!

Also received top notch realtime over the phone support from both LSL Products and Winnebago. Just wanted to double check my install strategy.

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Old 12-19-2011, 01:34 PM   #9
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jabfado.....The Trick-L-Start is a good unit, but if you haven't already purchased it, there are two better models on the market. I originally put the Trick-L-Start on my coach and it worked well for about 2 years. The lights started reading wrong, but the unit still worked. I pulled the unit and the phenolic (sp) material on the back started to swell.

I replaced the unit with the Xantrex Echo Chatger which is a much more substantial unit. Magnum Energy, a large inverter/charger company, also came out with their own model a couple of years ago. Its the most expensive of the three. All are a good choice, but if you haven't purchased one yet, I think you'll be better served by the Xantrex model.
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Old 12-19-2011, 06:28 PM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestion but Trick-l-start it is, I already bought one so if it fails I will surely follow your suggestion Diplomat Don and Mary.....

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