Saturday, July 21, 2012
Stupid Car Battery and Stupid Jumper Cables!
Just because we fulltime in our RV does not mean we don't face those little frustrations that occur from time to time!
We came out from a quick coffee stop and hopped in the car in a light mist. Rick hit the key and --- a sad clicking sound emitted from under the hood. Whoa -- a dead battery??? How could that be as we just drove the car from the coach? Rats -- but at least we won't be late to work (retirement is great)!
Further inspection showed that was the problem, but how could the cable corrode in the trunk of the car? Then, Rick recalled the infamous trunk leak, reported on this blog back in April. Turns out that the jumper cables had been in the bottom of the trunk and really got soaked when the trunk leaked. It never occurred to us to check that after Rick fixed the leak.