The Longdogs

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RV Battery Hurling Chunks and Refrigerator Slipping Bucks

Today DH said I probably needed to take the RV battery back to Interstate because it just wasn't charging.  His excuse was that he had to go into work this afternoon.  Hmmm.  He just replaced the battery in April because the last one wasn't holding a charge.  It was only about 2 1/2 years old.  Since we never leave the battery sitting in the RV when I (I mean we, huh) aren't using it, it should have lasted longer.  We always bring it back to the house when the RV goes to the storage lot so it never sits there draining or getting too cold in the winter.  It goes on a trickle charger to keep it up.

So I  headed off to Interstate receipt in hand and prepared to do battle if necessary.  The manager took the caps off and used a little gizmo that pulled water up out of the battery and gave him a reading.  I kept hearing "okay, okay, okay".  When he got all done, I asked him what all that meant.  He told me the battery was hurling chunks.  Excuse me?  I thought that's what the kids used to do when they were sick or what the grandkids occasionally do when riding on roller coaster like roads.  He said that it looked like it was about to lose a cell because the plates were breaking up.

So he gave me a brand new battery with a new one year warranty.  And he carried the battery out to the car too.  These are supposed to be good batteries so this one had better last a good long time because they are not cheap and we do take care of it.

So, if your battery won't charge back up like it should, maybe it is hurling chunks too!  lol  lol

I have one other little problem to get taken care of.  While I was getting ready to load up the fridge for my last trip, I noticed that the freezer already had frost in it.  Since the door hadn't even been opened once while it was cooling down overnight, that was strange.  Everything seemed to be working okay but the frost was building up too fast.  I decided to do that dollar bill test.  You know, you slip a dollar bill in the refrigerator or freezer door frame, close the door, and then try to pull it out.  You should get some good resistance if the seal is doing it's job.  Well, the top right corner of both the freezer and refrigerator doors let the dollar bill slip out way too easily.  The seal looks perfect so I checked the manual and yes, the doors are adjustable.  It just doesn't say how to do it.  Looks like I will have to take the RV in to get that done.  Darn!  Doesn't seem like it should be that hard to do.  I googled and found where someone used a thin strip of foam adhesive to tighten up the seal.  Don't want to do that, this fridge and RV are only a couple of years old.  Any ideas on how to adjust the door so the seal fits tighter?

5 comments:

  1. Hurling chunks??? Wonder what that means exactly? (I, too, think of sick kids.)

    Very informative post.

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  2. Pleas post what you find out about adjusting the fridge doors. I think ours is in need of some work.

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  3. Google the type of fridge you have + door seal to see what you come up with. I was having battery issues. in my case, it was a bad converter killing them. good luck with the fridge!

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  4. Good post on the dollar trick. I have to go out and try it. Having just defrosted last week I was surprised to see a thin layer yesterday.

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  5. I've been a fulltimer for 17 months and have defrosted both my fridge and freezer once. Now they both need it again. I keep putting off the dollar test, so I'm going to try it now. My friend said the fridge shouldn't get the frost in it, just the freezer. And yes, please post your answers when you get them. :) Thanks!

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