Check your leisure battery

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  1. wintercamper

    wintercamper Read Only Funster

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    This has probably been mentioned before but think it's important for people who've just got there first MH and is a few years old.
    We picked up our 7 year old AS symbol a few weeks ago. Looking at the leisure battery it looked like it had never been out, and what a pain in the A to get it out had to remove the drivers seat. On checking the battery it was nearly dry, put in 1.5 ltrs of demin water and charged it up. Seemed OK but after our first trip it soon lost charge.
    Managed to get hold of a cheap sealed battery and had to remove the dam seat again to fit it. Also fitted some quick release battery clamps while every thing was apart. These will make it easier to connect up the leads for our solar panel.
     
  2. JockandRita

    JockandRita Funster Life Member

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    Hi there,

    Yep, we had the same problem with bone dry batteries when we picked up our (then) six year old Hymer. :Eek!:
    Obviously, basic maintenance is beyond some folks. :Wink:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
  3. wintercamper

    wintercamper Read Only Funster

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    Forgot to mention we got our MH from a dealer. So don't take it for granted that they will have checked it when they serviced it before sale.
     
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    the same thing happened to me, replaced batt, but as luck would have it the batteries were side by side , under the bonnet
     
  5. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    You can take it for granted with me and if it went dud, we would replace it FOC

    Peter
     
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