Originally Posted by aeblank
Surprised people have time to camp worrying about their batteries and flushing out their black tanks.
I just think about "back in the day" abuse we did to the batteries. The lights got awfully dim and the tube TV screen kept getting smaller. We still had fun though.
"Back in the day" the standard RV battery was the same battery used in cars for starting. You could buy one for $20 with "Reconditioned" batteries almost half that. Run 'em until a match put out more light than a battery powered bulb and charge em back up. Next season started with a new battery.
Batteries are better built and a lot more expensive today. Pays to pay attention to all the details we didn't even know about "back in the day".