Dead Chassis Battery
The Heat Index was 107F when I was flushing the water system this AM. So, I turned A/C on fore and aft. However, when I was done I turned off shore power and forgot to turn off front with the "USE" button. As a result, hours later I had a dead battery. So dead I could not use the backup start system.
That turned out to be a good thing since it happened in the driveway instead of in the middle of nowhere. I had all the tools I needed to remove the pax flop-down desk. And, it gave me access to a few things I needed to properly re-seal opening plus I discovered a new tool.
Once I got the everything opened up I decided to go ahead and check the water in the battery. Needless to say it had never been serviced in its 3 years of lifetime. Thought a few minutes about how I would fill the cells and recalled I had a old marinade injector. Using the injector I filled all the cells with minimum spillage. Hooked up the battery charger/starter and in less than 5 minutes I had the Vegas running again.
In re-sealing the opening, before putting the desk back in place, I decided to screw a couple of flanges on the board I cut out. This prevents it from falling through. I then took some aluminum tape and sealed the edges.
YNCM USN-Retired (64-90)
RVN (Tet 68)
2015 Thor Vegas 24.1