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Old 09-13-2013, 08:51 PM   #31
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When I get home, I'm gonna have a look at the battery charger that I already have. As I recall, it has a switch for 2A and 10A and some sort of boost switch.
It's a Crappy Tire Motomaster and I no longer have the instruction manual. Tried to find one on-line, with no luck. First, I have to see if it still works. After that, Lordco is nearby ( which is where I bought the battery ). I'll check with Escape on the dual 6V. Buddy Keath didn't bring his generator out at all, and he has dual 6V.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:14 PM   #32
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It's a Crappy Tire Motomaster and I no longer have the instruction manual. Tried to find one on-line, with no luck.
Many Motomasters are made by Schumacher - you could check there for a simiar-looking unit.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:31 AM   #33
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Glenn,
Not sure but the dual six's on the 17 may require a frame modification, if I recall Escape need to know that option prior to start.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:50 PM   #34
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Last year I contacted Escape to inquire about replacing the 12v with dual 6s on our 2007 17B and this was the response:

"To convert the trailer from a single 12V battery system to a dual 6V battery system would cost $400.00. We would rewire the trailer and install the batteries inside the trailer in a sealed box which is vented to the outside."

We ended up not going ahead as we make do with the dual 6s by being careful with battery usage when we are not hooked up. But if buying new, would definitely go with the 12V.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:17 PM   #35
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Last year I contacted Escape to inquire about replacing the 12v with dual 6s on our 2007 17B and this was the response:

"To convert the trailer from a single 12V battery system to a dual 6V battery system would cost $400.00. We would rewire the trailer and install the batteries inside the trailer in a sealed box which is vented to the outside."

We ended up not going ahead as we make do with the dual 6s by being careful with battery usage when we are not hooked up. But if buying new, would definitely go with the 12V.
Did that price include the 2 6v batteries?
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Hmmmm, good question. Not sure, but I assume not.
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Old 09-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #37
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Camped Sunday night with shore power and Toad was in our driveway Monday with shore power.
Tuesday afternoon, I plugged in my battery charger and the 'Charged' LED came on. Amp meter indicated almost 100 per cent charge. Left it on charge at 10A for an hour and an hour after that I used the hydrometer and got a reading of 12.75 on all cells.
So, I think I'll just carry on, and carry the Motomaster charger with me camping.
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Good to hear that your battery is most likely in good shape Glenn.
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Well, the battery is actually an on-going saga.
Trailer had been connected to shore power for several weeks. Cells are all watered.
I unplugged it for four or five days. Nothing on in the trailer, except the propane detector. When I checked the monitor, it barely read 'fair'. The Innova voltmeter was into the red zone.
Seems strange that the battery could drain that much in such a short time with next to no load.
I've got it on my 10A battery charger now. Watched a video on the Trojan battery site where they said you can equalize the battery by fully charging it, then unplugging the charger and plugging it in again ( some chargers - not mine - have this function built in ). They didn't go into details and I can't find the information in the text files so I'm not sure how this works or how long to keep it on the charger.
Any thoughts on these issues will help.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #40
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Trailer had been connected to shore power for several weeks. Cells are all watered.
I unplugged it for four or five days. Nothing on in the trailer, except the propane detector. When I checked the monitor, it barely read 'fair'. The Innova voltmeter was into the red zone.
Seems strange that the battery could drain that much in such a short time with next to no load.
I agree - sounds fast to me.

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Watched a video on the Trojan battery site where they said you can equalize the battery by fully charging it, then unplugging the charger and plugging it in again ( some chargers - not mine - have this function built in ). They didn't go into details and I can't find the information in the text files so I'm not sure how this works or how long to keep it on the charger.
I assume that they're triggering a restart of the bulk charge phase, which goes to a relatively high charging voltage regardless of charging current. If that's what they're doing, it would presumably only need to be on until it switches to the next stage.
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