So there I was heading down to the doctors when the damn gate wouldn't open. Shut the engine off, played with the remote and found the remote battery dead. Started the engine and tried to reverse up the driveway to get a new 9 volt battery and began sliding in the ice and snow. Pulled forward and used the extra runway to build up speed and only made it halfway up the hill before coming to a dead stop. Unable to make it out of the gate and with the driveway to narrow to turn around and not enough momentum to make it up the hill, I shut the engine off and marched through the snow to get the replacement battery. Returned, replaced the battery, started the engine, this time the gate opened and I finally made it down to the doctors office. Afterwards, I went to start the engine and... click! Tried again and nothing. Found that I could move the battery cable and see the copper strands slightly wiggle underneath the battery terminal end cable clamp . Which brings me to why I mentioned the above and to my first dumb question. How is it that the cable clamp, which previously started the engine three times without a hint of trouble, suddenly can't even make the solenoid click? Surely the battery cable clamp didn't only become lose driving down to the doctors a few miles away. When I checked the two bolts that clamp the cable they were tight. In fact, I was concerned that I would crack the lead from over tightening the bolts. I wrapped some extra copper around the battery cable and tightened the clamp, which seemed to work. Which brings me to my second dumb question. Which is better, a battery terminal end with removable cable clamps or the kind where the cable is molded into the battery terminal end? I've heard that the molded kind aren't very good and the cable can pull out over time, that the terminal ends that allow you to clamp the cable are better. Any truth to that? Ideally, I'd like to get a better terminal end that has provisions for accessories. I run independent power for the ham rig and amplifier. Each device is positive and negative fused. The combined maximum draw is 25 amps. I'd like to be able to attach their power to the terminal end without having to stuff their wires under the main power cable at the terminal end. Which brings me to my final dumb question, what would be a better terminal end to purchase? Thanks.