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Old 08-25-2009, 07:35 PM   #11
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I just want to thank everyone for your help and direction. I got a new battery and that seemed to go the trick. And you will all be proud to know I also purchased a voltage meter! I have no idea what to do with it but I now have one and will learn how to use it. I am greatful for this forum because I was planning on just taking the Wildcat into the dealer and have them look at it. But with a little help from my friends, it only cost me $65 for a battery at Walmart and probably saved me a boat load of money from the dealer. Again, thanks to all of you for your help!

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:44 AM   #12
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Now plug your trailer in to shore power, take your voltmeter and measure the voltage at the battery post. We're looking for something between13 and 14 volts, DC. Then go turn on all your lights and check the voltage again, should be the same. In doing this we're verifying the converter is charging the batter, and you get your first practice with your new voltmeter.

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Old 08-26-2009, 10:34 AM   #13
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Good Job Roadlover, look at it this way: In doing it yourself you saved the money you would have spent on labor at the dealer and that in turn paid for the new battery AND the new voltmeter. Why I would bet you even have enough money left over that you "saved" to buy some other tool you need. This logic works for the women anyway when they "save" money at the mall. My philosophy has always been, I can buy the tool and do it myelf cheaper than taking it to the shop then I win in two ways.

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