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Old 05-11-2003, 08:30 AM   #15
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We have had a problem with a small drain on our batteries while "The Mary Rose" (our 1998 30' Excella) is inactive with the cutoff switch in the off position. Methinks it might be the propane leak detector being hardwired to the 12v system. Anyhow, we bought a small solar "battery minder" from Camping World for about $25. I can't remember what it was called, but the CW catalog shows it sitting on a car dash, plugged into the cigarette lighter socket. I connected it to the battery terminals and even after a couple of months of sitting idle, the batteries are always at 100% when we head out. IMHO, a good investment!

Two Hams in a Can, and Madison the Cocker Spaniel in our 1998 30 ft. Excella, Hensley Arrow Hitch, 2001 Red Silverado 2500HD Extended Cab, 8.1L Vortec, Allison Transmission
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Old 05-11-2003, 08:43 AM   #16
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Originally posted by ALANSD
useless information--
I used to have 1959 Corvette convertible. Sharp ride!! They are known for bad grounds and such in the elctrical system.

Mine had shorted somewhere, and the battery overcharged while I was driving and blew through the hood of the vette.

I will always remember that experience!!
That one takes the cake. I am not sure how I would have reacted. Not something you see frequently. Glad you are OK!


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