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I just had Walmart replace the original battery with their Everstart platinum AGM before an upcoming road trip. Original battery was encased in a felt blanket. Walmart managed to disappear the blanket which was torn and corroded anyway. But does the ram need a battery blanket? I'm not from North Dakota or the Yukon.
 

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The blanket on the Ram is technically just insulation to reduce heat load to battery inside engine bay. It does not have any 'heating' element in it. I am not an expert on how high temps affect battery life other than hotter is directionally worse.
 

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You can get 1/2 inch sheets of reflectix at Home Depot, easy to cut with a box cutter. Just make sure the aluminum foil cover doesn't short out across the terminals.
I would be leery wrapping the battery with a conductive material. Perhaps some self adhesive fiberglass or felt product used for sound deadening might serve the purpose?
 
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