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Old 04-28-2017, 08:14 PM   #1
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Hi all! A few questions . . .

1)Is a regular 12v battery charger (for autos) correct to use for our deep cells?

2)My clothes all fall off in transit. What helps?

3)I have a battery that measures full on the meter panel in the hi-lo and reads fully charged on my 12v charger yet it doesn't raise the unit. All I hear is clicking. Any insight?

4)The bulb/seal that goes around the unit does have 2 tears. Anybody improvise a solution?

5)Some cabinets (and the bathroom door) have indents/scratches in the shape of an X on the corners. What can I do to prevent this?

Thanks in advance!
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Hi all! A few questions . . .

1)Is a regular 12v battery charger (for autos) correct to use for our deep cells?

2)My clothes all fall off in transit. What helps?

3)I have a battery that measures full on the meter panel in the hi-lo and reads fully charged on my 12v charger yet it doesn't raise the unit. All I hear is clicking. Any insight?

4)The bulb/seal that goes around the unit does have 2 tears. Anybody improvise a solution?

5)Some cabinets (and the bathroom door) have indents/scratches in the shape of an X on the corners. What can I do to prevent this?

Thanks in advance!
For #2, all I can think of is to tighten your belt or wear suspenders>
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Old 04-28-2017, 11:17 PM   #3
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For #2, all I can think of is to tighten your belt or wear suspenders>
Or, simply remove the bar in the "wardrobe" like I did and put three drawers in that space. We don't need clothes to be hung when camping. Folded clothes in drawers work fine, and, you can store more clothes in drawers too.

I wouldn't use a standard battery charger to maintain the battery in the trailer. I have a "Battery Minder" (that's the brand name) that I keep hooked up constantly when the trailer is at home. If the battery has become discharged, it can also recharge the battery at a 2A/4A/8A rate, which is selectable.

Another brand name is "Battery Tender'. Either of these devices can be used continuously without fear of boiling the battery. Mine applies desulfinating pulses that help the battery too.

If your battery is charged, the top should go up. The clicking you hear is probably the actuating solenoid on the lift motor. It sounds like the connections from the battery to the lift motor itself are not sound. And, it's possible your solenoid is bad.

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Thanks Jack, would you happen to have any pics of your wardrobe turned drawers?
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I'd like to see those drawers, also. ( and I mean the the furniture type given the fact that my imagination ran a bit wild when I read the original post.)

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I do indeed. They are in this thread, Post #12: Wardrobe Storage Ideas?

And, peace be with you Rick - they're not the "tidy whities", Speedos, or boxer styles.

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You could put a piece of grey pipe foam over the wooden hanging bar. Then the hangers would sit on top of this. A poodle noodle that is slit would also work. We have solar panels on the roof that keep the battery charged.
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Duct tape would be a quick fix. It even comes in grey color.
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Drawer mod next! GREAT idea!
Thanks Jack.
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