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I guess that's a No then!
So clairen and hansandclaire are the same household? Nice to have you both.
|Hansandclaire||Hi Gordon, We are in Seahouses, Northumberland. Not sure if any of you are nearby?|
Perhaps you could do with a friendly "once over" to get someone's advice and help?
Without giving away too much info, where in the country are you? Someone may be able to meet up with you and offer some of their practical experience.
|peribro||Unless you know the leisure battery is relatively new (less than 5 years old perhaps) then I would suggest replacing it anyway to be on the safe side.|
|Clairen||No it's just a portable solar panel. Claire|
So it’s not a solar panel on the roof Claire ?
|Clairen||Hi Sandra, yes that's a good idea. We do have a small solar panel which does seem to work but as soon as we disconnected it the battery level dropped. I think it's just trial and error as we are new at this! Thanks Claire|
Have it checked at a battery place
They will advise if a new one is needed
Do you have solar panels ?
If you want to be off grid I think they are a necessity and well worth the expenditure
We prefer to stay in one place for two or three days , if electric is available we use it , if not then no problem the solar takes over
Thank you Gordon, the leisure battery we have on at the moment doesn't seem to hold it's charge very well. We haven't used the vehicle yet so it may be that it's not charging up properly, or it may be that it's an old battery? Do you think we should just replace the battery?
You can have as many batteries as you want but they are heavy and cost money!
One GOOD leisure battery is better than 2 POOR batteries.
To a degree, it depends what you need them for: if you are "off grid" for 4 or more days, without solar panels, other energy sources eg EFOY or driving around, then yes, another battery is useful.
We tend to move on every day or so, often doing 50miles or more, so the leisure battery (not plural!) gets charged during that drive.
If you sit on a site with electric hook-up (usually at a significant cost, especially in UK) then one battery will easily suffice.
Enjoy your new toy - Gordon
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