Hymer S leisure battery charging sequence

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  1. veevee

    veevee Funster

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    Just bought privately a Hymer 670 S 1992, but not collected until next week.

    The leisure battery is flat as the MH has stood for a few months without being plugged in.

    On collecting it I do want to get the Leisure battery charging, so here's the question. Is there is this type of Hymer a switch to change the direction that the charge comes from, or is it an automated system that switches into place once the engine is started?

    Not sure if this is the correct place for this question or should it be the base vehicle specific?

    Thank you
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    once the engine has been started it will charge the leisure battery but if the battery has been stood flat for a few month I don't hold out much hope for a full recovery.

    I would cut my losses and buy a new one....batteries don't like being stored uncharged.

    once it drops below 10.5v for more than a few days its considered dead and needs replacing.
     
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    Thank you pappajohn

    You're probably right there, but the MH is being collected and then parked up for a couple of months so I'll put the new battery off until we aim to use it.
     
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    Ask the seller as he should know all about your motorhome as it depends on the build spec when first built
     
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    Thanks motorhomelover, but sadly I can't do that as it's a bereavement sale, therefore the question(s) here.
     
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    any good mediums on here???????? :Rofl1:
     
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    ... didn't think of that!
     
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