Originally Posted by hilltool
I'm not sure exactly what Pat is referring to on batteries. A new group 24 or 27 deep cycle battery should do the trick.
I bought a deep cycle marine battery had the same problem with mine. I then read here somewhere probably in the proper category, whatever and wherever that may be.
About the poor cranking power of marine and rv batteries. I believe that is why the larger bass boats use two batteries. One for the electronics and one to turn over the large motors.
Anyway I then went back was able to exchange it for the highest cranking 12 volt car battery the place had and the top now lifts no problem.
As I originally said it could be the problem but it also could be something else. We've probably all had car batteries at one time in our lives where an interior light may work but when you turn the key all you get is click click click of the solenoid.
Asmith, maybe you should try boosting your Hilo first. Much like boosting a car that has a battery in terrible condition and not just rundown, it could take awhile.