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Old 08-19-2014, 04:53 AM   #15
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Well it turns out that I can't even afford a new battery at the moment so I guess I won't be using my Boler for even one night of camping. Thanks folks for all the help! I'll let it sit at the lake for the winter and you'll probably see it for sale in the spring. New house roof takes priority in my life.


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Old 08-19-2014, 05:20 AM   #16
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Well you've recieved a number of ideas for moving the battery to the tongue and all valid. Your home is way more important than a trailer. Keep us updated to what's happening.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:24 AM   #17
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Gee Morgyn. Darn house. I don't suppose the roof can wait a year?

Anyways, I vote for mounting the battery you can't afford on the tongue. I did mine in a standard black battery box when I first got my trailer. Easy to do, and I just ran 10 gauge wires to the PD4045 way in the back of our egg. No problems.

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Old 08-19-2014, 05:33 AM   #18
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I wish it could wait. Here I am charging ahead then up comes the brick wall!


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Old 08-19-2014, 05:43 AM   #19
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Well, things have a way of working out Morgyn. Just don't sell you Boler. It can sit another year if need be. They're not easy to come by, and one of the neatest eggs around in my humble opinion.

I tore my old hot rod apart last year to rebuild, and because we bought an egg, can't afford to do anything with it. I am not getting rid of it. It can wait. My day will come! I think...

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Old 08-19-2014, 05:59 AM   #20
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Might be taking on a higher classification at work in the next few months so we'll see how the savings are in the spring.


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Old 08-19-2014, 07:22 AM   #21
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Woo hoo! Best of luck with the job thing Morgyn! Boler or no Boler, it never hurts to have more money. Me, I am in a dead end job with no hope of even a raise, let alone progression. Nevertheless, I keep a smail on my face, like this...

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Old 08-19-2014, 08:08 AM   #22
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Well it turns out that I can't even afford a new battery at the moment so I guess I won't be using my Boler for even one night of camping.
Why not?
It is a hard sided tent on wheels with built in beds. Do you abandon your house in a power outage?

I'm starting to wonder about you.
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:26 AM   #23
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Whatcha wondering??


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Old 08-19-2014, 08:34 AM   #24
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Thank You Roger, you mentioned the primary causes of battery hydrogen explosions, overcharging and removing clamps when the charger is on and causing a spark. I saw the same thing happen when I was 15 years old and started working in a gas station and a mechanic put a high boost charge on a 6 volt battery and pulled the clamps off under load. Funny thing, I haven't seen one explode since.

A properly installed and vented battery (Hear that Parkliner?) poses no safety threat when placed inside the coach.

BTW: When I move a battery inside I intentionally place it as close as possible to being over the axle to give me more control over tongue weight.

And... some RV storage lots specifically suggest removing batteries that are tongue mounted and store them inside the coach for security.
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I'm insanely curious if you're wondering why I ask so much. And I get really cranky at myself about roadblocks that I can't fix right away. I'll still be camping and backpacking this fall though.


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I get really cranky at myself about roadblocks that I can't fix right away.
We must be cousins!
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:48 AM   #27
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Speaking of Dead End Jobs.....

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Woo hoo!. (clip) Me, I am in a dead end job with no hope of even a raise, let alone progression.
Yep, many of us are also in the same situation, it's called retirement.....
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Lol!! I'm sure there's a few "cousins" on here then.




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