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Old 05-14-2012, 10:07 PM   #239
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I mean no disrespect and apologize if this hurts your feelings but if I were you I would be embarrassed to call myself an electrician.

Ron not to add fire to this needless post..................... But Eddie how is this helping??.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:03 AM   #240
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Once when I was young, I had a car that wouldn't start. Got a friend to come over and try to jump start it to no avail. While sitting there, an older gent stopped by and told us to try again. He noticed some heating at the NEG post and a tiny amount of smoke. Then he took the NEG connector off flipped it then started the car saying " bad connection" and left. I was dumbfounded.
Who was that masked man?
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Ron, do you own a smartphone? If so, could you record a video of what you are doing and post it so we could see?
Yes, and great idea. It's raining like crazy today so it'll have to be tomorrow or later
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Ron not to add fire to this needless post..................... But Eddie how is this helping??.
It's ok. I know what he means and he's right.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #243
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That may have worked, but the connectors and posts are tapered. I would have been making a much smaller contact patch.
Who keeps editing my posts? It would have....

Ron, I wish you lived closer. I would come over and help you get your head... I mean get your motor running.
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No kidding! I wished someone lived close to me. I'm currently cash-strapped and doing this RV thing on a shoestring budget. It's more like a sewing thread budget, to be honest. It's in our budget to replace the RV battery but the wife won't allow it unless I know for certain that the problem with the neg wire has been resolved so that the new battery isn't fried. I thought about putting my van's battery in the RV just to check it but, well, first there is the issue of getting it out of the van (see earlier post). Same rule applies, we don't want to fry the van's battery and then have to buy two batteries. What I really could use is one of those battery chargers that has the "jump" feature on it. That's not in the budget. I was going to bring my meter out to the RV today but I wasn't expecting rain.
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Pictures of battery cables and where they are connected, please. As many as you can take.
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Pictures of battery cables and where they are connected, please. As many as you can take.
I can (and probably should have long ago) do that today if it stops raining. I'll also run a video explaining best I can of what I've done so far.
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Great. Send the rain to Phx, I need to check my MH for leaks.
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Great. Send the rain to Phx, I need to check my MH for leaks.
Spray it with a hose. If you think there could be a possibility shouldn't you just put a coating of sealer on it? If it does leak I wouldn't want water in my ceiling or walls.
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Got a little rain the other day, and didn't see any leaks.

The Stealer told me my Breeze was a warehouse queen, owned by prominent business owner, so I have no reason to suspect leaks.
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That may have worked, but the connectors and posts are tapered. I would have been making a much smaller contact patch.
But it apparently was better than what it was..
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Ya think? From my experience, he's lucky he even got the cable on. Usually, after time, the clamp is squished together so far, it won't fit on upside down.
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I've always wondered why battery posts were tapered. I can't see any reason for it.
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