I don’t think it’s ever been cycled down at all Jim never mind less than 50 % . We are always on hook up even at home I have posted a picture of the charger . The battery is only 2 years old not 3 as I said I hope batteries are included in the warranty but probably notdepends on how it has been treated.. used or abused.
i.e. how often it has been cycled down to 50% , and has it ever been taken below 50% or lower ?
what make of charger unit is fitted ?
I think it will only be a lead acid battery Jimshould also have asked what type and make of battery.. I'm assuming a bog standard flooded lead acid
An Exide GEL battery while costing perhaps double or more will last many years and take more abuse than an FLA ..
When I bought my van it had the original Hymer fitted gel batteries , still working.. but as they were 14 years old I didn't want them failing while away, so replaced them for new Exide Gels ..
It's is a two mode charger....GEL & LEAD.regarding GEL or FLA.. if you decide on GEL ensure the charger is suitable.. check the owners manual.. it may have a selector switch for either type of battery
No need now Jim, but if you zoom in on the above pic of the charger it shows the two charge types and voltagescheers..
hadn't Googled it .. now I have , internal switch
Appalling!Now this gets even more interesting well to me anyway I have just read the habitation report they (marquis Preston) gave me before we came away straight from their workshops on Friday upto Keswick , it states that I have several blown led in the shower room a loose tap in the kitchen and fridge in a inaccessible position to do a co test on and a leisure battery that failed a drop test. Now I have no blown leds no loose taps a fridge that has not moved since they did the same test last year, makes think the battery may be ok and they given me a report of someone else van . I think I will be ring them tomorrow for an chat. Thanks every one for their help .
I have no doubt I will end telling them what I think but it is a real hassle trying to get time off to take the van into them again ,part of me thinks sod the habitation check with them just to keep the warranty £240 every year for 10 years would go a long way to repair any potential damp problems . I think I can get it done locally for half the price.Appalling!
I like the idea of a “chat”,followed up,no doubt, with a right good rollicking if they don’t offer to start all over again and do it properly.