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  1. My service shop in Baton Rouge changed them out with same batteries, acid to acid. I think you are correct about the starter switch. If you came back thru Gonzales today you would not recognize anything, if it was not for city limit signs you don't know you are leaving Baton Rouge and entering Ascension Parish. They are building so fast we are having traffic problems.
  2. Engine started, RV Tech came by ran electrical check, started tapping on starter while I engaged ignition, she fired off. I kept it running and took it to the shop. Still puzzled why the generator would not start, tech said could be a relay, they will do a complete electrical check up.
  3. Bill, I have the same problem, I have to get some one to hold switches while trying to start engine with booster switch. I am going to try some things tomorrow, its 29 outside ( too cold for south Louisiana ). With possible week batteries I think the cold weather is not on my side.
  4. I have four house batteries, just had them replaced two weeks ago the water levels are good and show fully charged. I was told when hooked to shore power the starting batteries would not charge.
  5. Thanks Bill, the batteries are about four years old. My son owns a construction company and has a supplier who supplies batteries for his heavy equipment, may get a write off .
  6. I suspect the batteries are too weak to start the engine or generator, I am hooked to 50 amp shore power, the batteries are maintenance free. My concern was did I short something out by trying to use the booster start. The outside temp. today when I tried to start was 40 F, the cranking power seemed weak with the 80 F. All connections seemed tight and clean, I have friend coming to check actual voltage and hook a hook up a charger.
  7. I have a 2008 Mandalay, Freightliner chassis, 425 HP Cummins. Tried to start, battery weak used the battery booster, something clicked but would not turn over, dash meter battery indicator shows about 12 volts. Can not get engine turn over nor will the 10 kw generator, all chassis services not effective. Any suggestions?
  8. Just received e-mail welcoming me as a member of AmeriGo RV Club, I don't recall joing such club. Anybody know about this organization.
  9. I would not stay at the one behind Love's truck stop, at one time was a KOA, but now a work campground to say the least, we stayed there last year, did not let the slides out, slept with one eye opened most of the night.
  10. If you live in an area where TCI (Tire Centers,LLC) are located, they will guide you through the Michelin- FMCA plan. Or, you can call Michelin direct at 888-532-6435. All you need is your FMCA number and a credit card; you pay Michelin direct, you can pick the tires up at TCI or they will mount them for a fee. I have purchased four 275/80R22.5 (H) XZA3 and saved $.
  11. Woodcarver, we tow a 2008 Jeep wrangler behind our 45' Mandalay, this is the second Jeep we have towed and would not consider anything other. We are off road travelers and this 4 dr is ideal, I am 6'2" and have ample room for supplies. I have 72,000 miles on odometer plus approx. 15,000 not logged. The procedure for towing is simple and quick if you follow the operations manual, never had any problems. I use a Demco Commander tow bar. The only different from the previous Jeep, I installed a battery disconnect as this has electronic equipment which on a long pull will drain the battery. The Jeep owners manual directs you step by step for set up towing and disconnecting. My average MPG is 16.5 up to 20.
  12. I stayed at River Town Hwy. 61 south 6 miles from Jct I 20/hwy 61, stayed there one night , its away from the congested downtown area. The park is a Good Sam Park.
  13. There is very little to choose from in Oxford, we stay in Trace State Park about 35 miles to the East in Pontotoc/Belden area when we visit Oxford for Football games and traveling the area. We camp in the East Ridge section Premium Sites 026-034, these are 30/50 amp full hook up, lake side. We camp there in a 45' whith no problem, good highways to Oxford and the Natchez Trace. You can go to, select Trace and look at the sites. I do not use Reserve America Reservations, I go direct to the park to make reservations, the number is 662-489-2958.
  14. Just posted wrong info on my friends class C its 27' not 32'
  15. I am very satisfied with 4 dr Jeep wrangler , tow four down behind a 45' Mandalay , lots of room for my 6' 3 " frame, its ideal for offroad activity. My friend has a 32' class c and 4 dr Jeep wrangler, he has no towing problems. We travel from Louisiana to Canada and North Carolina. I have left him in a quick braking situation and in the middle of intersection several times, he has handled those quick stops with no proble.