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Post by Polly on Wed 15 Nov 2017 - 18:13

Hia

ok HELP PLEASE

last week I came to start my love of my life ,YES my motorhome and it struggled to start.

On Thursday ready to go to Whittingham my engine struggled again VERY NEARLY not starting.
BUt it did. I did 50 miles and just ran the fridge when travelling.
on site nothing was run from my engine battery.
day of leaving I thought I would turn it over before everyone vanished. Yes it chugged and coughed and splutted into life . (not good).
anyway home I came .
put the motorhome back on electric and put the oil filled radiater on to keep her warm.
tried the engine today and it started ok .
now I think I will wait for a frosty morning to see if she starts.

I have had no problems with the battery starting

so my battery is 4 years old in December.
how long should a engine battery last?
am I looking at buying a new one.

I await your responses on this little problem
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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by KSH on Wed 15 Nov 2017 - 18:16

Have a ride to Halfords and get it checked out

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Post by Polly on Wed 15 Nov 2017 - 19:33

Hia
Was going to call at our local tyre and battery place but thought well it would have charged up. So might nip up to them . Sorry can't remember the name only up the road
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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by daveandsan on Wed 15 Nov 2017 - 20:22

Hi Polly, do you keep your Motorhome on ehu when at home and if so does it charge you engine battery.
Second question, do you have a solar panel and does that top your engine battery up as well as leisure battery.
I have fitted a device on my Motorhome which trickle charges the engine battery from the leisure battery, which is handy if you are using solar or on ehu.
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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by rebbyvid on Wed 15 Nov 2017 - 21:59

Take it to Advanced battery supplies on portwood , they wil check it and their batteries are cheap.Just park on the corner near the Railway.
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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by Polly on Wed 15 Nov 2017 - 22:03

Hia

I Do have a solar panel and I am on elec at home but don't think it trickle charge my engine battery, but keeps my lesuire batteries topped up I think
Can I ask about your device Dave thank you
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Post by daveandsan on Wed 15 Nov 2017 - 22:57

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Hi Polly, i tried to put a link in earlier on my ipad but failed, hopefully this will work on my laptop.
How close are your engine and leisure batteries as they need to be linked together with this device.
You may still need a new engine battery, have it checked out and get a new one fitted if needed.
How long a battery lasts depends how it is looked after, if you let it drop below 12.2 volts to often it wont last long. My engine battery is 7 years old, probably just put the kiss of death on it.
If you need to know any more give us a shout.
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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by Polly on Thu 16 Nov 2017 - 10:42

Hia

Thanks Dave
I am going to take it to get it tested where I bought it. Bought it 4 years ago only just up the road. Sadly I can't get the van of the drive at the moment as over the road have parked his car opposite drive way and I can't get it out . And he's not in Never mind its raining so will carry on with my gloss painting .
My engine battery is at the front and my lesuire are at the back
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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by sweepea on Sun 19 Nov 2017 - 16:07

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Hi Polly, i tried to put a link in earlier on my ipad but failed, hopefully this will work on my laptop.
How close are your engine and leisure batteries as they need to be linked together with this device.
You may still need a new engine battery, have it checked out and get a new one fitted if needed.
How long a battery lasts depends how it is looked after, if you let it drop below 12.2 volts to often it wont last long. My engine battery is 7 years old, probably just put the kiss of death on it.
If you need to know any more give us a shout.
Dave.

Dave, this is just what I need, as at the moment my 100w  solar panel just goes to my leisure battery. Have you actually got this one installed on your van?

Has anyone else got a similar gizmo to this? As I like, if poss., to compare price, etc.

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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by Polly on Sun 19 Nov 2017 - 17:23

Hia

Sorry thought I had posted bought a new battery in the end
I know it wouldn't have turned over this morning as it would have been to cold so glad I'm sorted now. New one turned over very nicely.
Will be thinking of that charger. Though as well
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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by KSH on Sun 19 Nov 2017 - 17:45

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Hi Polly, i tried to put a link in earlier on my ipad but failed, hopefully this will work on my laptop.
How close are your engine and leisure batteries as they need to be linked together with this device.
You may still need a new engine battery, have it checked out and get a new one fitted if needed.
How long a battery lasts depends how it is looked after, if you let it drop below 12.2 volts to often it wont last long. My engine battery is 7 years old, probably just put the kiss of death on it.
If you need to know any more give us a shout.
Dave.

Dave, this is just what I need, as at the moment my 100w  solar panel just goes to my leisure battery. Have you actually got this one installed on your van?

Has anyone else got a similar gizmo to this? As I like, if poss., to compare price, etc.

Cheers......
I had one on my other van, worked a treat, I have put it on the new van but not to charge the engine battery

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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by daveandsan on Sun 19 Nov 2017 - 20:35

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I have two of these on my Motorhome, as it’s on a Ford Transit it has three battery systems, the engine battery, The auxiliary battery which runs the radio central locking and cab 12v sockets and lastly the leisure battery. So I have one charging the engine battery and one charging the aux battery
Never been let down yet.
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Hi Polly, i tried to put a link in earlier on my ipad but failed, hopefully this will work on my laptop.
How close are your engine and leisure batteries as they need to be linked together with this device.
You may still need a new engine battery, have it checked out and get a new one fitted if needed.
How long a battery lasts depends how it is looked after, if you let it drop below 12.2 volts to often it wont last long. My engine battery is 7 years old, probably just put the kiss of death on it.
If you need to know any more give us a shout.
Dave.

Dave, this is just what I need, as at the moment my 100w  solar panel just goes to my leisure battery. Have you actually got this one installed on your van?

Has anyone else got a similar gizmo to this? As I like, if poss., to compare price, etc.

Cheers......

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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by wints on Mon 27 Nov 2017 - 0:12

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This looks like the same...it's the one I fitted to a previous motorhome, worked a treat.
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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by Polly on Thu 7 Dec 2017 - 19:41

Hia

Wondering if to treat Gladys to one of these for Christmas

Can't do her any harm can it
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Re: MotorHome ENGINE Battery

Post by daveandsan on Thu 7 Dec 2017 - 20:14

Go for it, same one as mine and cheaper.

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