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Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  Richard on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:02 pm

And if it didn't make it through the winter, what did you get to replace it and how much did it cost?

So far, mine seems ok. I've re-charged it with my ancient trickle charger a couple of times to try to avoid trouble, though.
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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:10 pm

I have not checked to see if mine made it or not.

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  chuck on Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:27 pm

I guess mine made it.. I left the camper plugged in all winter. I am not sreal sure how all that works.. so maybe the battery will be dead if I unplug the RV???

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:00 pm

chuck wrote:I guess mine made it.. I left the camper plugged in all winter. I am not sreal sure how all that works.. so maybe the battery will be dead if I unplug the RV???
It could be fine. It really depends on the age and how it was maintained. Since you left it plugged in, it should have received a trickle charge.

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  KralCamper on Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:10 pm

Thanks for the reminder. I took the battery off of the camper after our last trip last year, charged it, and put it in the garage. I'll need to check it and top it off with a charge this weekend.

Looks like we're going to have some decent weather this coming week. I should be able to get some of the needed things done finally.

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:18 pm

KralCamper wrote:Thanks for the reminder. I took the battery off of the camper after our last trip last year, charged it, and put it in the garage. I'll need to check it and top it off with a charge this weekend.

Looks like we're going to have some decent weather this coming week. I should be able to get some of the needed things done finally.
Yes it looks like a nice weekend to do some of these things No

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  Richard on Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:00 pm

I'm seriously considering popping mine back up. Enough of this winter storage business. It's been too long since I went inside the camper. monkey
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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  craigw on Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:54 pm

Being that mine is in the laundry room and i plug it in from time to time to a trickle charger im pretty sure that mine made it. Smile
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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:25 pm

Richard wrote:I'm seriously considering popping mine back up. Enough of this winter storage business. It's been too long since I went inside the camper. monkey
I thought that mansion you live in Richard, you had the room to keep you PUP on the inside Suspect Suspect Suspect

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  KralCamper on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:54 pm

Yep! Today I hooked the battery up to my charger, It was at about 90%. It took about an hour to bring it back up to a full charge. Good to go.

Now, Where did I leave that camper??

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:20 pm

I need to borrow a battery charger from someone, so that I can try to re-charge my battery No No No


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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:44 am

Took the battery out of my 5'er today and topped of the water with distilled water. I now need to find someone who has a charger Shocked

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  Richard on Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:32 am

coolbreeze1 wrote:Took the battery out of my 5'er today and topped of the water with distilled water. I now need to find someone who has a charger Shocked

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Tim, it would cost you more in gas to come get my charger than it would to just buy one. You can get a cheapie that will work just fine for under $20 at Harbor Freight.
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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:28 pm

Richard wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:Took the battery out of my 5'er today and topped of the water with distilled water. I now need to find someone who has a charger Shocked

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Tim, it would cost you more in gas to come get my charger than it would to just buy one. You can get a cheapie that will work just fine for under $20 at Harbor Freight.
Thanks for the offer Richard. I took my battery to the Autozone. They had a big sign that said free battery charging.

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  Richard on Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:28 pm

And....... Did it charge up?
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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:39 pm

Richard wrote:And....... Did it charge up?
Will not know until tomorrow when I go to pick it back up. They said to let it have a trickle charge overnight.

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Post  Crawford on Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:27 am

I keep my coach battery and house batterys hooked up to a battery maintainer what it is is a microprocessor which watches batterys shape and correct charge when needed they also say it makes batterys last longer so far so good all battery are about 5 years old and doing good. Crawford Very Happy Smile


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Post  Richard on Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:12 pm

Crawford wrote:I keep my coach battery and house batterys hooked up to a battery maintainer what it is is a microprocessor which watches batterys shape and correct charge when needed they also say it makes batterys last longer so far so good all battery are about 5 years old and doing good. Crawford Very Happy Smile

Wow, that sounds fancy. Are they pricy? Sounds like a great idea.
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Post  Crawford on Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:42 pm

No the price is about 20.00 at walmart Crawford Very Happy Smile Laughing
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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:24 pm

I have come to the conclusion, that my battery didn't make it through the winter Mad I gave it a good charge, then I let it trickle charge for 3 days. I placed it back in the trailer an hooked the trailer to power. Went to Douglas Dam for 2 nights and had it hooked up to the dam power. When I got back home and dropped the trailer, I went to check the power, and it was completely dead No

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  Darcamper on Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:22 pm

Well Cool, sorry your battery did not make it through the cold weather
But it did get you through your first camp out this season

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  coolbreeze1 on Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:22 am

Well my battery was nearly 3yrs old. It was my fault, I never kept a check on the water level or even let it trickle charge over the winter.

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Re: Did your battery make it through the winter?

Post  Richard on Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:03 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:Well my battery was nearly 3yrs old. It was my fault, I never kept a check on the water level or even let it trickle charge over the winter.

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Alan, get your battery cables. Chuck, hold Tim down. We need to give poor old Coolbreeze1 a jumpstart!

Like they do on the TV hospital shows with the crash cart paddles, but ours will be a high amp 12 volt charge. This could possibly leave a mark.

The good news for Tim is that he won't have to plug in his awning do-dads (if he ever gets any), he can just bite down on the plug!
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Post  abivens on Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:17 pm

Roger Richard, I'll get the cables stat!!!! (I used to watch ER every friday)
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Post  Richard on Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:04 pm

abivens wrote:Roger Richard, I'll get the cables stat!!!! (I used to watch ER every friday)

As a kid the nurse giving the shot always said, "OK, you are going to feel a slight pinch." That anticipation was worse than the shot. I always wanted the "little less talk and a lot more action" version of any medical or dental procedure.

"Tim, You are going to feel a slight pinch, ok?"
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