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time2roll

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Posted: 09/21/20 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Battery is shot.


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Posted: 09/21/20 10:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe the rental place had it wired that way to keep the battery from running so quickly.

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Posted: 09/21/20 11:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When the battery is that low, the fridge does not work, and is no more than a cooler,
From a practical stand point
If you are going to continue renting this RV,
Replace the battery, consider it part of the ongoing rental expense, changing RVs would probably cost more than replacing battery,
then run the generator
2 hrs in the morning and 2 hours in the evening,
This will keep the battery in shape so the furnace can provide heat, and the fridge doesn't defrost and food spoil
1 hour a day is not enough, good battery or bad,
You must replace all the amp hours of power used, on a regular basis
Running the engine or generator to charge a bad battery is a waste of fuel,

* This post was edited 09/21/20 12:17pm by MrWizard *


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Jjarrell50 wrote:

It’s rvshare, like Airbnb for rv. Owner indicates this is normal. But the coach is a 2012 with 115k miles. A lot of things he has said as normal are not. Many warnings on dash, including check engine light are not normal. Avoid handbrake, it gets stuck,

Maybe evidence of house battery weak, engine has to be running to start generator.


I love it. While we might all agree this is not normal; what the owner is saying is that is all normal for his abused rental RV.


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Jjarrell50 wrote:

It’s rvshare, like Airbnb for rv. Owner indicates this is normal.
Help others and leave an honest review. You rented a trailer. Battery is too low to run the furnace. You asked the owner and he said its normal.

So inform others that the owner thinks its normal for people not familiar with RVs to go messing around measuring battery voltage. Troubleshooting issues while on vacation.

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Posted: 09/21/20 12:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, agreed. I’m already planning what I’m going to say. I came to the forum as I am a novice to rv. Thanks to everyone.

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I rented a trailer twice. Same guy. He told me i had to bring back the trailer with both drain valves open. Which means spilling feces onto the street.

That same guy showed up camping. We were 2 hours away from where he rents the trailers. He straight up came to pick up the trailer. The renters said wait.....didnt we rent until tomorrow? The dude said nope and made them empty the trailer. It was a family. They had to stay in a friends trailer.

I couldnt believe what i saw. I dont think that renter guy remembered me. But i sure remembered him. Hopefully his business ended up failing because he was not into customer service at all. Was probably a fake business for some other stuff he was doing is my guess.

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Posted: 09/21/20 01:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Take the battery to an auto parts store for testing and provide results to owner.


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Posted: 09/21/20 01:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wopachop wrote:

I rented a trailer twice. Same guy. He told me i had to bring back the trailer with both drain valves open. Which means spilling feces onto the street.


I hope you waited until you got to his property to open the valves. [emoticon]

I wonder if he intended you to leave the cap on? That would have saved the street, but the next guy would have been sorry when he opened the cap.


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Posted: 09/21/20 02:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Should of. Not a fake story. I was a total newb this was 15 years ago. I literally pulled over to a rural area and opened the black tank valve. It was already drained. But i knew it would leak things as i continue to drive around.

Bad memory. Looking back i wish i could have opened the valve on his property.

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