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RE: oil leak

so far it is still leaking very slowly ( one drop every few hours ) the color of the oil is golden / brownish I will clean the area and try to locate the source... I just hope it is safe to drive like this, as I wont have time to fix it till November
Sir Traveller 04/27/21 01:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil leak

I haven't started the engine since the day of the oil change about 2 months ago , I started it for few minutes just to heat up the old oil ( I did top the oil couple of weeks ago but did not start the engine )
Sir Traveller 04/18/21 12:39pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil leak

I am sure I didn't spill any during the oil change, also I noticed the leak after over a week from the last time I added oil it looks like engine oil but not sure yet, I just put paper-towels under to see the actual color of the leak, it drips very slowly, about 1 drop every coupe of hours
Sir Traveller 04/18/21 12:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil leak

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Sir Traveller 04/15/21 03:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: oil leak

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Sir Traveller 04/15/21 03:50pm Class A Motorhomes
oil leak

Hello Everyone… I have a 2003 Ford F-53 RV Two months ago I did an oil change, the recommended amount was 6 quarts, but most forums recommend adding 5 quarts fits then check the level and add as needed. So I added 5 quarts but got busy and forgot about checking the level and adding more till 2 weeks ago, so I checked the level and added about ¾ of quart… few days ago I noticed an oil leak, I got under the RV and saw the leak was forming around the AC compressor belt, is that normal after oil change? Does that mean I overfilled it? Could it be different type of leak? Or is it a sign of something more serious? Take into consideration I have not drove or moved the RV, I have been hooked up for the last 5 months
Sir Traveller 04/15/21 02:36pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: best way to test house batteries ?

So I disconnected the shore power and turned off the house battery switch, I waited an hour then tested the batteries, and the measurements were as follows: the voltage ( using a millimeter was 12.83 , and when I used the hydrometer, every cell in the first battery tested 1.3 and every cell in the second parallel battery was 12.65 , are these too high? Is it possible to be because of overcharging?
Sir Traveller 02/24/21 09:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: best way to test house batteries ?

How old are the batteries? Are they the original batteries? no they are not the batteries are exactly 3 years old, Duracell deep cycle batteries ( plus or ultra )
Sir Traveller 02/24/21 08:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How often to disconnect from shore power

many thanks to all who participated, your suggestions and ideas have been very helpful
Sir Traveller 02/15/21 05:33pm Class A Motorhomes
best way to test house batteries ?

Hello Everyone… I have a 2003 Ford F-53 RV What’s the most accurate way to test house batteries using multimeter and hydrometer? Disconnect from shore power then keep few lights on inside the RV to give a bit of load? Do I have to disconnect the 2 batteries from each other and test each one separately? or no need to disconnect anything ? I appreciate any suggestions…
Sir Traveller 02/12/21 04:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How often to disconnect from shore power

If in storage, why do you need the Fridge or microwave to work?? that is only when hooked to shore power of course, when in storage obviously fridge will be off and empty, my questions are regarding the best ways to keep both batteries charged. and if I disconnect from shore power ( for few minutes a day or few hours a week ) to put a load on the house batteries
Sir Traveller 02/05/21 04:28pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How often to disconnect from shore power

1. When plugged into Shore Power for that 6 months, you need to start the chassis engine weekly for about 15 minutes. 2. When plugged into Shore Power for that 6 months you need to check the COACH battery water weekly 3. When in Storage, DISCONNECT the Negative of the Chassis battery 4. For 6 months in storage, I would also disconnect the Negatives from the COACH batteries. 5. DO WHAT EVERY RV OWNER SHOULD DO----TAKE GOOD PICS OF THE VARIOUS CABLES CONNECTED TO BOTH BATTERY BANKS AND ALSO MAKE A EASY TO READ DIAGRAM OF THOSE CABLES AND WHERE THEY GO. IT WILL PAY YOU BACK WHEN YOU HAVE TO MESS WITH THE BATTERY CABLES OR REPLACE THE BATTERIES. 6. Last, Chassis batteries are short burst of energy batteries. They do not take kindly to being slowly depleted and go dead. This kills a Chassis type battery, RV or Automobile. Doug thank you very much for the detailed reply, this is very helpful
Sir Traveller 02/05/21 04:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How often to disconnect from shore power

I just want to add that I have no access to the RV while in storage as I would be out of state that is why I am asking all these questions above ... also, just in case that is a factor , I live in south California , so hot dry weather most of the year. I usually hook the RV between November and May, then leave it in storage from June to October, every year, for the last three years and counting.
Sir Traveller 02/05/21 04:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How often to disconnect from shore power

Add solar, or charge once every 30 days while in storage. When in use--make sure the converter is smart enough to drop to a float voltage. Overcharging is just as bad as undercharging. I'll be moving to SiO2 batteries next summer as they can tolerate a LOT of abuse. Get a tric-l-start for the chassis battery. thank you I have no access to the RV while in storage as I will be out of state ( I live in south California , so hot dry weather most of the year... if that is a factor )
Sir Traveller 02/05/21 04:11pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How often to disconnect from shore power

If in storage, why do you need the Fridge or microwave to work?? that is only when hooked to shore power of course... my questions are regarding the best ways to keep both batteries charged. and if I disconnect from shore power ( for few minutes a day or few hours a week ) to put a load on the house batteries
Sir Traveller 02/05/21 03:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: How often to disconnect from shore power

When plugged in the chassis battery does not get charged, only the house batteries. The converter/charger on an 03 is as basic as they come so it can very well over charge the house batteries after extended time plugged in if you don't routinely place a load on the batteries. thank you... what is the best way to routinely place a load on the batteries? disconnecting the RV from the shore power for an hour every week ( for example) will get the job done? or should I disconnect it more or less often than that?
Sir Traveller 02/05/21 03:55pm Class A Motorhomes
How often to disconnect from shore power

Hello Everyone… I have a 2003 Ford F-53 RV I have questions regarding charging house & chassis batteries, How often to disconnect from shore power I usually stay hooked up to shore power for 6 months, then leave the RV in storage for the other 6 months … So after 3 years of this schedule the chassis battery died even though I was hooked up for months , and now the deep cycle batteries are leaking .. (I did replace the starting battery ) What are my options in this case to increase the longevity of both the starting and house batteries? (Since the charging system is built in) disconnect from the shore power for few minutes every day? For few hours every week? Should I remove the negative terminal from the starting battery even when hooked to shore power? If so then how often? Take into consideration that my fridge and microwave work only when connected to shore power… I do not know much about how electric systems work so that is why I ask all these details to make sure I get it right
Sir Traveller 02/05/21 12:55pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: house battery leaking

Are your house batteries 12V Marine Deep Cycle? If so be aware they are a modified starting battery and not a real deep cycle battery. May be OK for your use, but just so you know. I think so they are 12 volts deep-cycle Duracell from batteries+bulbs store
Sir Traveller 12/30/20 05:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: house battery leaking

IMHO, lead acid battery should NOT be left on any kind of "maintainer" 24/7 weeks on end. You are better of using an old fashion mechanical "lamp timer" and limiting the charging time to 4-6 hours/day. what are my options in this case? since the charging system is built in? disconnect from the shore power for few minutes every day? for few hours every week? and if I buy a 3 or 4 stages smart charger that means I have to disconnect the house batteries from the shore power to charge them, then when I connect them back, turn on the shore power only few hours every day? I do not know much about how electric systems work so that is why I ask all these details to make sure I get it right
Sir Traveller 12/30/20 04:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: house battery leaking

The water level should be just below the split ring which is about 1" or so below the top. Did you over fill? Discharged batteries fail quicker. Since one's been replaced have the other battery checked at a battery shop or auto store, usually free. Buy a digital voltmeter so that you can check the battery voltage and really know what is happening. Even the $10 Harbor Freight one should be OK. Read about battery charging voltage for bulk, absorb and float. Your battery lights are often referred to as idiot lights. Their main purpose is for the salesman to point out what a wonderful monitor the RV has. What model battery charger do you have? Some are rather poor at charging batteries. A good 3 stage battery charger will charge a discharged battery at about 14.4V for bulk and then taper the amps for absorb and then lower the voltage to 13.4V for float. I thought of the overfill possibility but ruled it our since I have not filled the batteries since March, and I never filled them close to the split anyway the battery I replaced was the Chassis battery... the two deep-cycle batteries were both installed 3 years ago I do not know what model charger the 2003 F-53 has
Sir Traveller 12/30/20 03:54pm Class A Motorhomes
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