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Old 10-04-2015, 01:25 PM   #11
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It's time for solar!
I did some research on just doing that but our history of not keep a RV for couple years the cost of installation and the fact that we don't boondock just makes it not worth it.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:31 PM   #12
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Tried to claim warranty on the battery but they put it on a charger and it charge and now reads 13.5 volts. They put run it on their battery test and gave clean bill health. I know probably will not hold a charge but it will get my 5er to the house so I can winterize it and back to storage. I going to pull the battery and put on trickle charge and deal with a new battery before out next camping trip.

I did ordered the battery switch I link to above from Amazon - to my surprise I order at 2:00 pm Friday with free Prime Shipping and I got Sunday morning by 10:00 AM.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:38 PM   #13
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It has been killed twice before and the last time it last month and half. I think you are right because this third time and been on 15amp charger for 6 hours and still shows zero charge...

Where I store there isn't power so I don't have a choice... Winter I pull it out and put on a trickle charger.

Carefull with dead batteries. They are most likely to explode. Don't be rough with it.


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Old 10-04-2015, 02:13 PM   #14
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I learned that some battery charges will not charge a battery with less than 2 volts coming from the battery and my Sears charger is one them that won't. The one at the dealer didn't have that restriction, that is why he was able to charge the battery and that's why I left mine on it all day wouldn't charge. It was worth getting up this morning - I learn something new.
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Old 10-04-2015, 03:35 PM   #15
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Most " automatic " chargers won't charge unless it seem " some" voltage.

If you can, use another battery connected to the dead battery, to fool the charger. It will then charge both.


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Old 10-04-2015, 03:57 PM   #16
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what kind of battery is it? ... #27? .... does it have access to acid levels ? ... if the levels are down showing top of plates....adding distilled you might get some recovery.
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:02 PM   #17
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I'll never buy another battery from WM.

I had a deep cycle battery from them about 8 months and it went bad. They said the warranty was good for only 90 days! Guess I didn't realize that when I bought it originally. Went to AutoZone and bought the same size battery, even a few bucks cheaper, with a 1 year warranty. Never again will I go to WM for a battery!

And they are giving batteries away every day for $100+!

Oh, I am a firm believer of a battery cutoff switch.
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