motorhome battery

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  1. fof

    fof Read Only Funster

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    Hi there I am new to this so please be gentle,
    also new to motorhomes so very green .
    I have a problem that my motorhomes battery is flat and would like to know the best way to care for it especially over the winter when it is not used and also the best way to charge it up
    again any ideas
    cheers fof:thumb:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Normally hook up and all the problems go away - can you do this ?

    If not what MH and what charger in it ?
     
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    thanks brian I will hook up and see if it cures it:Smile:
     
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    movan Funster Life Member

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    Hi there, not too brilliant on the practical side of motorhoming, but once you have charged your battery I find that just driving my van for about half an hour a week during winter will keep the battery topped up and so far no problems, touch wood ..... and also keeps me all geared up too ready for Spring:BigGrin::BigGrin: If you can't drive it but it is garaged or near a hook up you can buy a trickle charger I believe.
     
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    Good trickle chargers in Lidl this week, £12.99. I bought one when I realised my own charger is a one my father gave me when I was 20 cos' he'd bought a new one and his was pretty old then.

    Rgds
    Bill
     
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    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    If you cant hook up, although you should give your van a run every week or so to keeps the wheels turning:thumb:

    These will keep a charge going.

    Peter

    This device simply sits on the dashboard, connects to the 12V cigarette lighter socket and then sends a maintenance level of charge to the battery, helping prevent flat batteries.
    Keep your battery topped up with solar power, even if the weather is overcast or dull
    Ideal for cars, caravans, boats etc
    Interchangeable connectors: cigarette lighter plug and crocodile clips
    Blue flashing LED charge indicator
    Durable ABS outer casing
    Built-in diode prevents reverse charging
    Suction cups for easy mounting
    Designed to trickle charge 12V lead acid batteries
     

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