Update...Help Motorhome battery DEAD....can you help please?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Miss Daisy, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Miss Daisy

    Miss Daisy Funster

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    Thank for all the info and help.

    AA called and battery is dead. So it is to be replaced.
    Nothing appears to have drained the battery.

    Hope it does not happen again. Will have to ensure we have a run out every so often in the winter....
     
  2. Don Quixote

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    To save you grief in the future go to Jim's shop here in the forum and buy a battery master
    battery-master1.jpg
    Shares the electrical loads (radio, clock, alarms) between the engine battery and the leisure battery, so extending the amount of time you can leave the motorhome when not plugged into mains
    Have it fitted and then your sorted.
     
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  3. Miss Daisy

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    Thank you for advise Don Quixote, who and where can I purchase this item?
     
  4. Clickem

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    "Jim's Shop" down the righthand side ----------> Here

    Our batteries go flat after about 4 - 5 weeks. They are pulled down by Alarm and Reversing Camera, so need either EHU or Solar Panel to keep them topped up

    If you intend to rely on a periodic run out do not underestimate the length of run needed to bring batteries back to the max level. We used to do about 15 - 20 miles every 2 - 3 weeks and found that was not enough
     
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  5. PeteH

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    ALL. Modern Vehicles have "Ghost" current drain. Things like. Clocks, ECM`s, Alarm systems?. even the fridge "memory", And a myriad other small drains, which will take down a Battery. The solutions are as diverse as Keeping it on an EHU. Fitting sufficiently sized Solar charging Panels. Taking it out REGULARLY , Not just once, now and again!. Using a Battery master, type device will ONLY delay the inevitable as eventually you will have 2 (or more) flat batteries.

    In the "Olden days". I would keep two batteries. One on the (then) Caravan, one at home Charging. Swap them over every week or two. That was for an early day Alarm / Tracker.

    Pete
     
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