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Discussion in 'Motorhome Help for the Beginner' started by firebird123, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. firebird123

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    I have got a Autotrail Apache 700 ?
    How long do you leave fresh water in your tank for ? and is it best to drain it off, before replenishing ?

    I have a drop down DVD player at the cab entrance, can you tell me how to switch it on ?

    How long does it take to charge a leisure battery ? (flattened mine left the switches on ooops )
    It would be better if I could meet up with someone and pick their brains ?
     
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    I would leave water in the tank no longer than a week at most but I normally drain it out after every trip. When actually on a trip I don't drain between fills and haven't noticed any problems. Adding fresh water to a tank should top up it up with chlorine!

    Not sure what switches you left on to flatten the leisure battery or how long it took to flatten it. The control panel can take a very small current but unless you leave a light on or have some sort of alarm things shouldn't go flat quickly. Flattening the battery is not a good idea as it can wreck it. It would be worth seeing what the current drain is when everything is switched off. There may be a fault.

    Charging should be about 12 hours or so if on EHU - or a good day's drive in my experience.
     
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    Sounds like you should come to a meet, show or rally - you'll be made very welcome(y)
     
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    The problem is that if you meet up with two Motorhomers they will have three opinions, and by time four meet together they will have formed a splinter group.
     
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    So go to a meet & ask 12 Motorhomers. This will produce at least 6 different opinions. You can probably discard the most popular answer as being an urban myth. The second or third most popular answers are a good place to start, but don't discount the possibility that only one person really knows what they are talking about.

    Now that was a great help, wasn't it! :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    If it's any help (serious hat on now), I wouldn't disagree with anything DevonBeekeeper said. (y)
    Get that flat battery charged asap - the longer you leave it flat, the more damage will be done.
     
  6. firebird123

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    I cannot get on these "Meets" they are all booked up a month in advance ?
     
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    Thats the way it goes now....at one time it was never a problem but with hundreds of active members times change.

    You need to check the meets calender regularly and book weeks or even months in advance.

    The last one i booked, but couldnt attend eventually, was booked as we left the same meet the previous year....one year advance booking
     
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