Join Date: May 2005
Location: Sunny Bognor
My Motorhome: Neismann & Bischoff Arto 66F
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Base vehicle battery problem
I have a base vehicle battery problem! It's an N&B Arto 66F from 2014. Of course it's stuck on the drive at the moment, haven't been out for a while, only out shopping a couple of weeks ago and actually camping in February. I went in this morning, doing a spring clean for when I can eventually get out & about, tried to start up and nothing! Various alarm lights showing, and 10.3v on the panel. Leisure batteries are OK. After 20 mins or so the voltage had come up a bit, tried again, and zilch. I've also got a message from the tracker service to say that my engine battery is low!! The tracker and alarm run off the base vehicle battery.
Firstly I thought the system charges up the engine battery as well as leisure when hooked up? I leave it on hook up so I can use the fridge and can be ready to roll easily. Is that true, or is it just a trickle charge? Secondly, is the battery shot? 😕 I've had the van nearly 3 years, suspect it's still the original.
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