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Old 04-10-2016, 01:23 PM   #1
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Feeling pretty good today....

Yesterday I hooked up water to the coach for the first time this spring and thankfully, no leaks! Last year when the dealer winterized it when I bought it, I lost the toilet valve due to freezing. No problem this year.

Then, I realized the batteries weren't charging up when I'm plugged up to the house. It appeared I was getting power into the coach as lights and everything worked fine, but the batteries continued to decline in charge. So, I went looking for the problem and found it quickly. The negative wires coming out of the converter/charger were loose and had come out of the mounting terminal. I reattached and tightened them up and all is good. Batteries are well above 13 v now!

Sometimes its those little accomplishments that make the day worthwhile....

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Old 04-10-2016, 02:18 PM   #2
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Good for you, that is a great feeling when everything works as it should or you find a quick fix that you thought may be something worse. I have been having troubles with my chassis battery not holding a charge. I messed around with it, cleaned and tightened all the connections, and so far so good. Who knows I may replace it anyway. There's nothing better than being able to travel whenever you want, and know everything is working as it should.

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Old 04-11-2016, 03:37 PM   #3
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Good job JT! There's always something that needs fixing on an RV!
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:46 PM   #4
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It's always nice to have things work out prior to the start of the season. Have safe travels.
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