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  1. sandygirl

    sandygirl Read Only Funster

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    Hi I have only just registered to this site so not yet used to it but here goes
    Bought a 2006 Compass 100 3 weeks ago (first time for a motorhome) planning the first weekend away 21st March. Went out to start it up flat battery what is the best charger to buy have been looking on the internet at a ring smart 16 amp ? anybody know if this any good
     
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    Spec looks good to me.

    This is an ongoing problem with modern MHs.

    The vehicle electronics/alarm eat away at the battery and there have been many cases of things like reversing cameras being wired so that they are draining the battery all the time.

    So think in terms of constant or regular charging. You should be able to leave that charger on all the time if you want - but read the instructions.
     
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    hi and welcome to FUN. :thumb:

    when you do get it started it may be worth having the battery checked.

    the battery might be on its last legs and could be ok if started every day, but a longer lay-up could be a different story.

    Quickfit or similar usually do a free battery check while you wait or even your local garage should be able to check it...just make sure its fully charged when you go.

    john
     
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    Some motorhomes do have a system where when the house battery is being charged while on hook-up, a trickle charge is fed to the engine battery as well.

    Need to check that your house charger is suitable for leaving on all the time.
     
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    Thanks for that I will go ahead and buy that charger now, will I need to take it with me when we go camping ?
     
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    you will if your engine batteries knackered. :RollEyes:
     
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    OK I'll get the battery checked out too
     
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    Hi, and welcome to the site.
    Dave:thumb:
     
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