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Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Jan 26-28 Our 4th Trip in the View to Florida
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Four seagulls and Mavis on 1.5 miles of beach

Four seagulls and Mavis on 1.5 miles of beach As I write this we are beside the beach at Hanna Park, Jacksonville. The temperature here is 75 degrees, just about perfect.  We picked up the View in Murray on Saturday. It was in the low 30's and the View refused to start. Coach-Net came and got it going with a booster battery. We filled up with water but found the pump wouldn't work; followed by the fridge, and even the gas heating. When we got home the interior lights were very dim. I plugged in and everything worked. It seems the engine alternator had not charged up the house batteries which must have been dead. A meter showed the house batteries were at 8 volts . . . which is pretty much dead.  Sunday morning the house battery was charged up and we left at 8:30 AM for the 342 miles to Byron, GA.  At Byron the batteries were all changed up so I think the problem has disappeared. There is a solenoid in all the connections that may have some dirty contacts which could have cleaned themselves with some operations. Today we drove 258 miles to Hanna Park.  This park is beside the Atlantic and the beach is much like Cumberland Island. At this time of year we had the entire 1.5 mile beach almost to ourselves. We'll spend another day here and then on to Blue Spring for the manatees on Wednesday. Saturday morning I speak at TrawlerFest in Ft Lauderdale. That's the main reason for this trip.

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Posted on 01/29/2013 2:15 AM by Bob Duthie
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