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mtrumpet

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Posted: 06/09/14 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, installed the new batteries and cleaned up and lubed the battery tray and all of the cables and connections. With the exception of my wallet being a lot lighter, all is good. Never had the engine turn over so quickly!


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I had a similar experience with rotten egg smell. We were woke up with the gas detector screaming. I smelled something but not sure what it was. We opened the door and reset the gas detector but in a short time it once again screamed at us. At first I thought it was sewer gas but ruled that out by dumping the tanks and flushing them. I then though maybe it was the ammonia leaking from the frig. Ruled that out and finally went to the front of the motor home and found the house batteries boiling. I had just put new batteries in the MH about 6 months ago. Took the batteries out and went and had them tested, all were OK. Went back to the motor home and hooked the batteries up and ran a voltage test on the converter, was putting 17.5 volts into the batteries. So ended up having to replace the converter.


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StevenMarla

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Posted: 06/27/14 02:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Humm, I'm not familiar with the rotten egg smell related to batteries.

We just had our 2008 FW Hurricane out at a full hook up rv park for 6 nights. Our RV is stored with out power. As soon as we parked I noticed the egg smell. I thought it was a dirty rv site or something. We were plugged into shore power the 6 nights. We finished camping. I went to retract the three slides and levelers (individually) and clearly we were out or about out of battery juice. I could start and run the gen. That appeared to help get everything tucked back in. The gen. shut off many times while retracting slides. Never had this happen before. Wasn't really sure what to do. Either way we got it handled.

Now I know to check the house batteries. I'm sure they are the originals.

On a related note. I'd like to put a little 2 watt solar charger on the dash plugged into the cig lighter. I think that when I turn the coach and house battery master switches off at the door the cig lighter plug won't take the charge. Am I correct?

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