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Old 05-28-2010, 03:39 PM   #15
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The trickle charger has it charged most of the way up. We have a 2 hour drive, I assume the battery will get some charging from the van along the way.
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:07 AM   #16
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Let us know how it goes. The alternator will charge your batteries too. 9 volts is not going to cut it though while on shore power. Something is wrong with your converter for sure. Check and see if its in the 2 year warranty.
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Stef,

From what I've read here on the forums, I really wouldn't expect the current through the umbilical to charge up a battery to any great extent on a two-hour drive...

IIRC it only gives a marginal charge to the TT.

I'm sure others will correct me if I'm wrong, though
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The trickle charger had the battery charged up before we left. When we got there we were frugal with our lights and water pump usage, and only used the furnace at night, set very low, and threw an extra blanket on. We didn't run out of juice. I didn't think we could get three nights of running the furnace without being plugged in, so that was really good.

I've got a call in to see if I can get my converter serviced and how much that will cost. Otherwise I'm going to have to start shopping for a new one.
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oldie but a goodie

stef, I have the original A/S charger out of my 85-it was working fine when I replaced with what's in there now. if you are interested, drop me a pm
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Thanks, Bill, but I think I'll go for something a little newer. I want to make sure whatever I get doesn't fry my expensive AGM battery.
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