After testing the generator last week, I was all proud of breathing life back into the trailer’s electrical system courtesy of our new power source. Good figures are usually diminished by a big BUT, which in this case involved the trailer’s twin golf cart batteries; BUT they were both suffering from internal leakage resulting in overnight discharge.
My neighbor loaned me a battery tester, so I put a load on each six volt battery and found them to be virtually DOA. I called around town to get the best price for replacements and found that NAPA had the best deal.
The Better Half and I took the old batteries to trade in on the new ones that we acquired this afternoon. Back at the trailer, I installed the new ones and tested them with the neighbor’s load box and they seem to be fine.
Just to be sure, I will take the generator back across the road tomorrow and give the new batteries a fresh charge before going back on to the regular monthly charging schedule. Because of the construction going on at the house, we cannot take off in the trailer until all that work is done. We are, however, anxious to head out somewhere this late spring and summer. Wanderlust.