Okay, Judy and I hit the hay again at just before three this morning and now we’re up again. So here’s the second post of the day. Yesterday was a great day to complete a project which was accomplished along with Mikee’s supervision. The project was finishing the battery upgrades to the rig.
Being that the “old batteries” were five and a half years old they needed replacement, however, it wasn’t a one for one change out. We replaced the two twelve volt batteries with two six volt batteries. There was another twist in the installation as well – the coach was originally designed for one battery, but we ordered it with two so the dealer installed a another battery box which they placed in a second location. Then they wired the batteries together in parallel using undersized wire which we upgraded last year when we installed the inverter.
So, being that we wanted the batteries to be in one place, we built a new battery box that would accommodate both batteries using a cheap plastic box from Walmart. We had enough cable length on the existing cables to support this new location, but we did have to add to the hose that ventilates the batteries. Good old Home Depot had all the required supplies. The project is now complete (a much “cleaner” installation if I must say so) with the new batteries fully charged and waiting for their “boondocking” test. Another item scratched off the Ol’ Ta Do List. The next project? Redoing the cabinet under the desk.
Take Care Until Next Time - - - - - -