Dreading it

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  1. martyn

    martyn Read Only Funster

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    As the sun was shining today,and my health has improved,we decided to go and check the R.V. out.The last time i looked at it was at the end of October,after a few days away with Pat,(ruffingitsmoothly) Put the key in the door,switched on the electrics,nothing,zilch,no electric step,no interior lights nothing.I came down armed with the tool box,expecting to have to take all the batteries off to charge them.Stuck the key in the ignition,switched on,on came the glow plug lights,15 seconds later off they went,turned the key, and the old bus fired up.Dunno who was more surprised me or SWMBO.:Eek!:Took the leisure battery off,now on charge.Chassis batteries are 7 years old,leisure battery 1 year old,don't make sense does it?:Doh:Got to get it cleaned up now for the summer.:Cool:
     
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    great news Martyn :BigGrin:
     
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    dont wanna rain on your parade Martyn, but chances are after that length of time your leisures will be knackered.
    have you got a smart charger?
    it might pull them back but i reckon some expense is on its way.
     
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    Thanks John,only 1 leisure battery,less than a year old.If it don't charge up,it'll be going back!!!!!:Wink:
     
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    :Eeek: only one !!!! .......on a yank tank:Eek!:

     
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    Considering the length of time.........i'm very surprised.

    Surprised you did not either take the batteries out before laying up, or at least isolate them.

    And surprised it fired up after standing almost six months!
     
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    By choice really John,need a E.H.U. everywhere we go to run all my medical equipment.If i relied on battery power,i would probably need about 30 batteries.:Rofl1:
     
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