Hi Guys I recently changed my Ford batteries after 65,000 miles or so. I am the third owner. After this I found my house batteries running around 10.7 w/ solar. I know this is not good from reading the posts on the forum. After about two days I am finally seeing the house batteries around 13.7 for some reason....possibly the sunny weather here in utah? Before this my SMB sat in the sun for a week or so, with nothing running.
I have found that the house batteries are in two different compartments outside of the frame. I am assuming that I have to access these from the top, which will require me to remove a water tank on the passengers side (see pic).
Is this normal? Should I look for lifeline batteries or something else? I have not checked to see what batteries are currently in it.
How do I determine if the solar is charging? How do I tell if the house batteries are toast? I have limited electrical/mechanical abilities but I am tempted to change the house batteries myself if I can save some money.
Thanks for all your help. This is an awesome website for the knowledge.