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Roadtreking: How to test a battery isolator

WASHINGTON — Nearly every motorhome owner will at sometime experience a charging problem with their house battery. Note that even if you have two (or more) house batteries we will use the single term battery in this article.

It is important to be able to do some basic troubleshooting yourself to fix the problem. Your will need a multimeter (sometimes called a VOM or Volt Ohm Meter). A basic multimeter from Harbor Freight can do what you need for $5.99. Or you can spend a lot more on a more versatile multimeter.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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