You just know it's a bad day

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  1. Terry

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    title says it all packed the van up to set off to misterton and then come to start it NADA :Eeek: not even a ignition light :Eeek:-multi M reading a totally flat 4.2v :Eeek::Eeek:--Battery was perfectly good on Saturday after we installed a new radio -everything worked fine --Rang Paul to see if there was anything he could think off after fitting the radio and he says nope -I know nothings different because I saw him simply unplug old one and plug in the new one --somethings got to be wrong but for the moment I don't know what :Smile:
    Battery on boost charge as I type but not holding much hope for it :Sad: but going to give it a chance because it's only a yr old :Smile: Taking jump leads just in case :Wink:then if it does not hold a charge it's a new battery on Monday :Smile: Provided I get a jump start at Misterton
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    Thinks: Has to be the radio, (somehow).
     
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    we are on EHU at Misterton

    I will put a charger in we can recharge your battery :thumb:

    See you later
     
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    Why not try removing the radio and see if the battery goes down then.
    At least you can eliminate it either way. :thumb:

    If you had a generator you could charge it on site. :Blush: :BigGrin:

    :reel:
     
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    Taking the radio out :BigGrin:
    Hoping it has not killed the battery so bringing a spare LB AND A COUPLE OF SPANNERS :thumb: the spare LB will do to get me going if needs be :Wink:
    Thanks Dave but hoping I won't need it :Wink:
     
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    Good Luck with it Terry, so frustrating when you are ready for the off , is it your new van or the old one.
     
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    My old never fails one :cry::BigGrin: A starter battery is not the end of the world :Smile:
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    Well she's started and i have let her run a bit to get the air suspension up --radio out-- :thumb:Just giving her another half hour on charge then we will see what happens :thumb::Smile:Going into garage to get spanners -loaded the new LB that got delivered yesterday for Paul's caddy van :BigGrin: //gave everything a cabin check (good job) forgot to pack undercrackers and socks :Smile: then on my way by 11 ish so be with Misterton funsters by 11 30 ish
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    Darrell had EXACTLY the same thing.. Posh radio/DVD player.. all singing and dancing.. Killed his battery stone dead in a week
     
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    Looks Like mine has done it -Just had to go buy a new battery £85 ouch
    fitted and all working so setting off now before any thing goes wrong
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    update --now back home and after tackling the 3 ft high weeds and 8 inch high grass on the lawn I decided to throw my multi meter onto the now old starter battery /cannot find multi meter so decided just to stick it on charge to see if it would have it :) as I picked up the battery I noticed it was bulging on one side so I decided to look inside and check fluid levels (y):eek::eek: empty --- no wonder it seemed to die quickly :D Now trying to think when I last checked it // may have been this time last yr :LOL: lesson learned and at least I get around a tenner off the scrappy (y) and I can refit my radio :D
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    hi terry we hope you got back home ok on sunday.and did you sell your van.
     
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    GOT HOME in plenty of time but he never showed up - thought he may have called today but again no show -probably a time wasting nosy B who wanted to know how much the van was :D
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    sorry to hear that terry.better luck next time.
     
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    Rotten s*d
     
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