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Message posted by Mrleejw on 02/9/2016 at 3:25am
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Hi all, firstly I want to thank ukcampsite.co.uk(this site) for letting me join .
So here is my post, secondly I'm liking this site already even thou I've just joined and visited right this second and read all these posts here on this page and in this subject inwhich I've searched for reasons all are talking about, after reading all posts it has gave me a lot of information and learned lots and thank you all for all this. I like to thank all for your posts genuinely as I am brand new at caravaning and wish you to know I have after 46 years life growing older by the day viewing people with caravans and I've been fascinated thru out my years, one day I said I will have a caravan and experience the life of owning myself one. Well I have recently bought one and as a beginner and first timer , I got a small 2 birth either 83 or 93 model lunar meteor. Cheap as chips and did have a little mould but assured it been sorted and seems to have. Well after me and wife completely cleaned inside and out and refitted a new carpet, we are amazed the thing now is immaculate thru out.
Anyway I'm slowly learning gaining info from everywhere on Internet and stumbled across this unique site. I'm impressed so far and thought I'd post this. So my questions are a few and here these posts have enlightened me some. But my question still is this.
I also like above got a flat batterie and recharged it with a car charger in house and batterie result is 100% and brand new. But I've recently fitted a all round entertainment system this is a 7inch screen with CD player /DVD/music/usb/micro card/Bluetooth/radio/tv/iPod/ etc and has connections for 2 cameras and aux, also output to 2 tv's and audio outputs etc. But it needs permenant live to keep memory for everything including time and date , tv progs, radio stations etc etc. Well after getting it working great I turned off the unit and next day batterie on caravan was killed. 😭
I thought right plug caravan in to 240 and batterie should recharge , but it only got to half charge on indicator and seemed it would go any more , so I recharged fully using car charger in house again to full. This is when I thought looking at the big unit in caravan ie what All here is posting about ie the 12v /240v unit with 12v fuses on right bottom and left top corner 240v fuses I assumed that this is what everyone here is posting about. I gather this unit acts as a safety inline fuse box and if I'm correct should act as a charger for the batterie I am charging in house ie like a car batterie .
Well as said after reading above all posts I have come to doing the following
1. Check all fuses on unit then
2. Whilst I connect caravan up to 240v (question here:- should I take batterie off and check the batterie connections with volt meter to see if there is charge coming from the caravans unit as if charging so should show 13v).
3. If charge showing then okay and leave batterie on longer to charge fully. if not as above comments unit faulty and needs new or mending.
These are the things at the moment I need to address to continue my quest of the rest of the things in caravan.
I've checked gas all okay , cooker works and heater works. All water works hot and cold.
Next is fridge thou and what I've read above only works via car, which I thought it would work off batterie .
Next is I've got two connecting plugs in front to car towing and some how get both black and grey plugs to connect , I've bought a splitter lead but goes to a thirteen pin connect up not seven , so I have a few things yet to learn.
Thanks all if you managed to get thru all this post of mine and giving the time to do so.
Thank you all again for your time
Mr lee j Wood