House battery crush
Hi, Iam Dave5. A new member, but have the RV bug and want to give back too, since ya'll have taught be so much already!
Bought my 2003 Journey DL last Oct and brought it back to Atlanta on my and it's maiden trip (at least fo me). Wholly Crap. What a crazy move. Buy my baby on eaby, sight unseen, trust the former owner, god bless him, fly to San Diego, get a 4 hour primer, and head to Atlanta. What an adventure! I love you guys! I met so many incredible folks, from camp managers to store clerks at Walmart. I was even thought to be an old rockstar at one stop in Arizona (it was a weird kind of ghost town) but I made it!
I've been to Florida 2x , andup the east coast 3 times, even to Long Island! OMG ...... I can tell you some stories. She's (my kitten)(my ***** cat)(my CAT) 330hp has been perfect......well, almost.
HOUSE BATTERIES .. Would not take a charge. After checking them, and hearing... They need to be replaced! Ok I did. This weekend. The journey has great slide out battery shelves but once I took out the old batteries I noticed the wear on the cables. Like 6 inch long bare spots on both neg cables! I examined the engineering of the battery shelf and concluded that the dumb bunnies that made the cables long enough to access for service didn't design a way for them to retract without pinching against several points in the coach frame. I bought wire bundle tube and rewrapped them. But then I couldn't close the shelf!. So I tied a nylon rope to to rear area of the cables, ran it up over the top of the batteries and pulled the cables up and out while closing the shelf door! Worked like a charm.
This is probably not a common problem and may not be the perfect solution but it worked for me.
Love you guy's.... Thanks for your tips