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RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

After having my 23A for over a year I thought I would check in. I haven't had really any negative issues with the RV until recently, and it concerns the house battery. It seems I haven't been giving the battery the love it deserves. CA said they put a new battery in the unit before I bought it, and the battery is a rather expensive battery (Lifeline 100 AH AGM), but since I can't find anything on the battery telling me when it was made, and I suspect that if the battery was "new" a year before I purchased the rv, it probably wasn't charged or maintained as it should have been. When I first got the rv, I put a number of long trips on it, which should have fully charged the AGM battery. It's only been lately that I think it doesn't hold a charge as it should. But then, how I'm using the rv now has changed, With the cost of gas, I don't make the long trips anymore. So I think either the battery has seen better days due to the way it's been used prior to my ownership, and/or the way I've been charging the battery hasn't done it any good. For example, I thought that simply driving the rv a long distance would fully charge the battery. No, the alternator will only give it a bulk charge; to fully charge the battery up to 100%, I need to trickle charge it for a couple of days. Who would have thought that? For a while I've been researching adding solar power to help fully charge the battery. I've learned a ton of information on batteries and solar on the Sportsmobile website. I realize there's information available on various RV sites, but I found that after reading them, they didn't answer all of my questions. On the Sportsmobile site, all of the information I was looking for was in one spot. the link-->https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/forums/f20/faq-s-battery-problems-and-common-power-calculators-1940.html Hopefully, this link will help someone discover everything they need to know about how to take care of their house batteries.
Booner 05/09/22 11:08pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Buying a Former Rental Class C. How many of us out there?

Update for prospective purchasers of CA vehicles - they are no longer fitting awnings. Apparently the ones they were using were 'too difficult to use' and causing customer issues. In my case it was 'too difficult to install' and CA are returning my money. I'm assuming you are referring to the Denver CA. If so, I wouldn't be too upset that they don't want to install awnings anymore. I travelled back to Denver this past April to have them install my awning on my 23A that I purchased in Sept. 2020 as they couldn't get awnings at that time. I was less than thrilled with their installation. The installers were not very well informed in how to do the installation or it's operation and did a hack job. I'm going to have to do some "southern engineering" to make sure the awning will stay on my coach. By the time I drove back home (central Missouri) from Denver, all of the screws that hold the awning to the top of the coach had backed out. I'm happy that these screws don't have to hold the weight of the awning as I probably would have lost it somewhere in Kansas. After they got the awning installed, they didn't know how to deploy it, but I was able to figure it out before they broke something.
Booner 10/03/21 10:41pm Class C Motorhomes
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