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Sir Traveller

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  1. so far it is still leaking very slowly ( one drop every few hours ) the color of the oil is golden / brownish here are some pics and I hope they show up on this forum <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/hwrkgem"><a href="//imgur.com/a/hwrkgem"></a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
  2. I did replace the oil filter... I noticed the leak after over a week from the time I topped the engine oil ( first I added 5 quarts then 3/4 of a quart the oil looks to be forming only on the compressor to the side where the belt goes around it, the rest of the belt is dry I will try to post pictures once I figure how to do that on here
  3. Hello Everyone… I have a 2003 Ford F-53 RV Two months ago I did an oil change, the recommended amount was 6 quarts, but most forums recommend adding 5 quarts fits then check the level and add as needed. So I added 5 quarts but got busy and forgot about checking the level and adding more till 2 weeks ago, so I checked the level and added about ¾ of quart… few days ago I noticed an oil leak, I got under the RV and saw the leak was forming around the AC compressor belt, is that normal after oil change? Does that mean I overfilled it? Could it be different type of leak? Or is it a sign of something more serious? Take into consideration I have not drove or moved the RV, I have been hooked up for the last 5 months
  4. I appreciate all the replies, it really help... I will try to give as much information as possible, I am not savvy when it comes to electrical systems and batteries, overall I am still new when it comes to RVs... I did not maintain the batteries well in the first 2 years for the lack of my knowledge about what I needed to do, thus IU am trying to catch up now ... again many thanks to everyone
  5. there are few reasons, first I saw leak from the caps so I wanted to know if the batteries were going bad or just boiling from being overcharged ( my RV has built-in charger , I do not know if it is smart charger, it is a 2003 F-53 Ford , Four winds hurricane ) I also leave the RV in storage for 6 months a year usually May through November, then hook it up to shore power from November to May, many people notified me that this kind of use does affect the life of the batteries , that is why I wanted to check
  6. So I disconnected the shore power and turned off the house battery switch, I tested the batteries, and the measurements were as follows: the voltage ( using a millimeter was 12.83 , and when I used the hydrometer, the first battery tested 1.3 and the second battery 12.65 , are these too high? Is it possible to be because of overcharging?
  7. Many thanks to all, all of your comments have been helpful.. I will start by checking what type of a charger installed in My RV
  8. Hello Everyone… I have a 2003 Ford F-53 RV What’s the most accurate way to test house batteries using multimeter and hydrometer? Disconnect from shore power then keep few lights on inside the RV to give a bit of load? Do I have to disconnect the 2 batteries from each other and test each one separately? or no need to disconnect anything ? I appreciate any suggestions…
  9. Hello Everyone… I have a 2003 Ford F-53 RV I usually stay hooked up to shore power for 6 months, then leave the RV in storage for the other 6 months … So after 3 years of this schedule the chassis battery died even though I was hooked up for months , and now the deep cycle batteries are leaking .. (I did replace the starting battery ) What are my options in this case to increase the longevity of both the starting and house batteries? (Since the charging system is built in) disconnect from the shore power for few minutes every day? For few hours every week? Should I remove the negative terminal from the starting battery even when hooked to shore power? If so then how often? Take into consideration that my fridge and microwave work only when connected to shore power… I do not know much about how electric systems work so that is why I ask all these details to make sure I get it right
  10. I want to add ( in case this could be a factor ) that I am in South California close to the dessert area, in winter it is warm during the day but cool down to mid 30s at night ( at summer when the RV in storage it is usually over 100 degrees at day and maybe 70s at night ) so there is always fluctuation in temperature between day and night but never gets below freezing 32 Fahrenheit
  11. Hello everyone… I have a 2003 Ford F-53 RV I have noticed a small leak in one of the house batteries ( I have two 12 volt batteries) To give you a better history, both batteries are exactly 3 years old, I have driven the RV for 3000 miles on the first year, and since then it has been hooked up for 6 months then another 6 months in storage, I check the batteries and add distilled water every few months, there is no corrosion or any other issues, the RV has a built-in charger that keeps them charged when I am hooked up to shore power. The RV has been in storage from March till November, last time I added distilled water was in March… when I operated the RV in November ( the chassis battery had died so I had to jump start it ) I noticed that leak or overflow on side of the caps of the second battery… I thought it was because I drove the RV on bumpy road from storage to the spot… last week I changed the chassis battery, turned the RV on for few minutes then changed the oil… then I noticed that small leak again… the panel light indicators ( with the 4 dot lights ) show the batteries are fully charged so I ruled out the issues with charging, also cannot be too much distilled water since I haven’t added any since March… the leak seems very light / small, barely wet area on the top next to the caps… so what could that be acid or water? And what are the possible causes based on the history of the RV I mentioned above ? Thank you all for taking the time to read my post
  12. thank you very much for all the info the coolant appear to be green through the recovery tank , I will try to find it in the link you provided
  13. thank you very much, I am not driving it for now so I wont add anything, but I will look for the matching coolant which appears to be green
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