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mom2mastiffs 09-12-2007 06:53 AM

As you know my MH was "kindly" zapped by an electrician so until our appt with Monaco service 10/2 I want to charge the batteries so I can use lights, etc. My electric awning did not want to retract last night so I'm thinking the 12.0 it shows on Batteries is not enough to retract it. Hopefully. Don't need another issue.
I wasn't using lights, etc in MH trying to conserve batteries. I was also running the engine for about 10 minutes every other day which brought the batteries up to 13.0 or so.

that is the history--here are the questions http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...n_rolleyes.gif

When I run the coach to charge batteries the airbags fill--is it ok for that to happen or should I turn off the coach and dump air when the bags are full?
the biggie is that I am going to buy a battery charger to charge batteries and wonder which is best to get? I do need fairly easy to use as --Let's remember I am fairly illiterate when it comes to auto stuff http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/eek5.gif
Jeffrey tells me trickle, slow charge is best so I'm looking at 10 amp--2 amp model from Autozone. Monaco told Jeffrey how to do it so he is going to walk me through it.........
Any advice GREATLY appreciated--sorry this is so long winded.

Karen

mom2mastiffs 09-12-2007 06:53 AM

As you know my MH was "kindly" zapped by an electrician so until our appt with Monaco service 10/2 I want to charge the batteries so I can use lights, etc. My electric awning did not want to retract last night so I'm thinking the 12.0 it shows on Batteries is not enough to retract it. Hopefully. Don't need another issue.
I wasn't using lights, etc in MH trying to conserve batteries. I was also running the engine for about 10 minutes every other day which brought the batteries up to 13.0 or so.

that is the history--here are the questions http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...n_rolleyes.gif

When I run the coach to charge batteries the airbags fill--is it ok for that to happen or should I turn off the coach and dump air when the bags are full?
the biggie is that I am going to buy a battery charger to charge batteries and wonder which is best to get? I do need fairly easy to use as --Let's remember I am fairly illiterate when it comes to auto stuff http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/eek5.gif
Jeffrey tells me trickle, slow charge is best so I'm looking at 10 amp--2 amp model from Autozone. Monaco told Jeffrey how to do it so he is going to walk me through it.........
Any advice GREATLY appreciated--sorry this is so long winded.

Karen

chicken legs 09-12-2007 07:24 AM

http://www.ccis.com/home/mnemeth/12volt/12volt.htm This is a great site to learn all you ever wanted to know about batteries, chargers, inverters e.t.c. It may give you enough info to make the choice yourself. Or at least provide you with enough knowledge to understand what you hear for others. Lot's of opinions about chargers.

mom2mastiffs 09-12-2007 10:12 AM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by chicken legs:
http://www.ccis.com/home/mnemeth/12volt/12volt.htm This is a great site to learn all you ever wanted to know about batteries, chargers, inverters e.t.c.

Great site! thank you so much. I did read it and now will try and understand it http://irv2.infopop.cc/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif.
Monaco tech support said that a 2 amp, 10 amp is what they recommend...............

Thanks again! and ANOTHER AZ resident! http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/luxhello.gif

chicken legs 09-12-2007 10:34 AM

Yep 20 yrs in Az, You didn't mention budget or if you wanted a long lasting unit to have after you get past the wiring issue. If you want a very inexpensive resolve check out harbor fright on Gilbert. You probably can buy one for under $20.00.


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