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Hi All. Need help. i have a Autocrusie Alto panel van. both batteries have run down can plug into the mains and this will recharge the hab battery. my question will this also charge the main van battery.
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If it's wired up like my Burstner then it may well do so, it maybe that's because of back feed from the LBs to the engine battery but I don't know. However it does appear to stick a few volts and amps in.


Otherwise, do you have a normal battery charger that you can plug into your MH 240v system and then to the engine battery?

Let us know how you get on.

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Thanks for the info. Have had it on mains for a few hrs now and only the hab battery charged. will try the 240 side with a charger latter. just though it may charge both as when driving it chagres both.
Thanks again ALI.
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Sorry to sound a bit dum but do i have to disconect the van battery before i connect a charger.
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Not dumb at all Ali, be sure to check the correct way to connect the leads either in the instructions on on Google.
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As you have an Autocruise Alto is this on the X250 base vehicle (i.e. post 2007)?

If so and if you want to charge the vehicle battery separately with a charger you might find it easier to connect the charger to the jump start terminals under the bonnet rather than lift the floor panel to access the actual battery terminals.

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Thanks Steptoe was wondering if i could use the jumpstart points under the bonnet as a bit of a job keep lifting the carpets to get to toe battery. have managed to jumpstart it from the car battery, poor little car battrey only just managed it. Going to give it a good run today down to westbay treat the wife to a cream tea.
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Cream tea.

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hi All. just an update van fully charged will have to give it a run at least every 2weeks over the winter to save having the same problem. Wife must of enjoyed the cream tea as got no complaint for going to the pub for apint that night.
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Thanks for getting back to us, glad you’re sorted.

Now get out and enjoy it 👍

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always good when we get an update, glad you got it sorted
 out Ali.[big-thumbs-up-smiley-emoticon]

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Hi I have a Peugeot boxer 2.2 engine with a compass avant 120 body, I have taken the leisure battery of as I have put it on s.o.r.n. but left the vehicle battery on to keep the tracker coupled up . My question is if I start the engine up will I do any damage to the charging unit fitted to the van? Cheers Geoff
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Welcome on site Geoff. Personally I wouldn’t think so, but there will be someone along with a bit more knowledge dreckly.
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Hi Geoff, and welcome to our little forum.

I don't think so either, have you put it on charge elsewhere? If you store the van on the drive I'd leave it in and let the charger keep it topped up, ditto if you have a solar panel, they don't need much to keep them happy, but more than those silly panels you can buy to put on the dash.

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As the alternator wouldn't know the leisure battery isn't there
then I would say no, as the alternator has its own regulator built
in so would only charge till its told the battery is fully charged.

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Hi. Thanks for your advise, the motorhome is in storage with no electric so I thought I would take the leisure battery of and keep it at home and keep topping it up now and again, so with your advice I will start the engine up monthly , thank you one again. cheers Geoff
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Starting it now and then won't really do that much, I'd go for a short journey, rotate the tyres too that way, cleans off the brakes so they don't stick ditto the handbrake and clutch, and sloshes all the fluids around.

Vehicles do not fare well if stood around.

I assume you have already drained down, and left all taps open and plugs out, leave cupboards open etc, close blinds on the sunny sides, essentially make it look like it has been burgled 😃 😃 it also has the added benefit of showing there is nothing to steal.

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I have always run mine down the m3 from bagshot junction 3
down to frimley junction 4 then back up its a round trip of about 16 mls
so long enough to keep it in good shape.

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It’s a shame when owners aren’t able to enjoy their expensive investment a lot longer through the year. I can understand it when there is no parking available at home. I’d feel lost not being able to get away even if it’s only on a Sunday outing all through the year.

I’d also add that I’ve got 2 expensive motorbikes tucked away in storage in my garage that by rights ought to be on sorn as I haven’t been out on either for yonks, but I can’t bring myself to sell them.

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Me to always give it a run once a week but Geoff has his in storeage on a SORN so won't be able to



Ah, yes, I'd forgotten the dreaded SORN, another curse from that nice rip off outfit in Wales, that & losing the road tax when you buy a vehicle mid month scam. It must bring in millions, shame none of it goes towards the roads.

Although, we drove (bounced) down one of our local roads yesterday, and the tarmac machines were out in force, doing the damned pavements.

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I agree it doesn't we are really not using ours at all at the moment, this housey thing is doing my head in, but we do at least have the option, albeit an expensive one, I feel sorry for the working stiffs who pay £100k plus and don't use them, what a waste.
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I can’t possiblyfeel sorry for someone laying out that sort of dosh. When I got my current MH it was just over a year old, practically unused inside, certainly not the toilet, washroom or kitchen and only 4K miles. I saved nigh on £14k on the new price - bargain!
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I can’t possiblyfeel sorry for someone laying out that sort of dosh. When I got my current MH it was just over a year old, practically unused inside, certainly not the toilet, washroom or kitchen and only 4K miles. I saved nigh on £14k on the new price - bargain!


What was the new price Simon?

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Thanks Witz, all that is fine, it's the damp issue, we've asked for £5k towards the huge amount of work involved, they are refusing, we might walk away yet.

supposed to complete on the 22nd

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What was the new price Simon?


I think they were over £52k and I paid just under £36 so saved around £16k but I wouldn’t buy new, ever.

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