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Unread 03-29-2014, 05:08 PM   #401
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'Cause precedents dont have any front suspension / tire wear issues at all.....
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Unread 04-01-2014, 09:03 PM   #402
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I am back from Winter hiatus and starting my sixth year at this course.

Still dealing with the 2012 RXVs. Batteries are still failing. 12 were replaced before I got back and 3 more carts are in time-out now, having died on the course. Two had a battery measuring 8 or 9 volts and one had all four somewhat low, 11-ish, with no single really bad battery. It is the 2012 batteries that are failing, not any of those that have already been replaced.

The guy I was working with yesterday said something like, "I thought you weren't supposed to put one new battery in with three old ones, " and I told him that was my understanding, too, that the four batteries should be matched as closely as possible, but that's not being done.

In life, and in the operation of a golf course, a lot of things that oughta be are not, and I hate being the one to try to put a square peg in a round hole. It seems like running a golf course is a matter of dealing with stuff as it comes up rather than trying to prevent it from coming up. I guess that way you don't have to deal with stuff that you might not have to deal with.

We had one solenoid failure that got repaired the other day.

I have tried to keep a log for five years, in a book that everyone knows about and is right there in the cart barn. But, no one else has ever made an entry in my absence over the winter or on my days off, so no one seems to be interested in keeping records.

So, that is going to be my last entry in that log, which I will make today, that since it does not seem to serve any purpose, I am going to stop keeping it.
After load testing>>>>>>20 bad batteries (more than we figured).

So, that's 32 batteries in the last month.

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Unread 04-02-2014, 09:23 AM   #403
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Dont you love how the one in the back is (by way of murphys law) always the bad one...
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Unread 04-02-2014, 08:14 PM   #404
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Dont you love how the one in the back is (by way of murphys law) always the bad one...
au contraire

In my discussion with our new factory tech Monday, we both commented on how that is not the case, how no particular battery is the one going bad.

Granted, it is that back terminal that craps up all the time. The tech saw one and called me on that, so I showed him the wire brush, terminal cleaner, terminal connector, and garden sprayer of baking soda water.

That's another thing the factory could help avoid, if they would just treat the connections. A dealer played our course four or five years ago and he said they treat all the connections on every cart they sell.

We're expected to do quite a lot for minimum wage.
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Unread 04-09-2014, 06:03 PM   #405
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For those of you who have chosen to endure my RXV diatribe, almost five years old now, I am pleased to announce what should have been obvious no later than three years ago . . . the RXV and our course will never get along.

So, today was the first rumblings that our second fleet of RXVs are to replaced by gas carts, only halfway through the lease.

Gosh, just think, no more me moaning on about our problem du jour.

So as to not disappoint, we now have 14 carts in timeout with bad batteries. That is after bad batteries have already been replaced in much of our fleet already. I guess what I told our tech a month ago, "You might as well bring in several pellets of new batteries, because they are going to be failing on a regular basis now, " and that is what is happening, did not set well with those above him.

Stay tuned.
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Unread 04-10-2014, 02:45 PM   #406
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Speaking of keeping records, after this:

Battery Auto-fill Systems

this:

RXV Auto Brake Problem

a few threads on some other forums, and this thread we're on now,

can you imagine how I felt when I pulled into the cart barn today and heard our battery rep (first time one of them has ever visited, and within 15 minutes after he arrived) insinuating to our factory cart tech that we have not been diligent in maintaining our carts?

Yeah, right. I've only been shouting as loud as I can about all the things not working for five years.

They pay attention only when it starts to costs them money, and then try to find a scapegoat.
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Unread 04-10-2014, 08:50 PM   #407
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Funny you brought up the auto fill system. Today my friend picked his 2014 2five with the new 8v us battery config. The dealer tried to sell him an auto fill. He declined, he should be able to fill easily except those back 2 or or 4 cells after looking at it, how do you get back to measure those?
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Unread 04-11-2014, 06:48 AM   #408
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Not familiar with RXVs, but the TXT body was designed to use a battery filling jug and works fine. I would assume the same is true if the auto-fill system is an optional feature.
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Unread 04-13-2014, 05:59 PM   #409
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Funny you brought up the auto fill system. Today my friend picked his 2014 2five with the new 8v us battery config. The dealer tried to sell him an auto fill. He declined, he should be able to fill easily except those back 2 or or 4 cells after looking at it, how do you get back to measure those?
I pop the caps and look as best as I can with a good flashlight. Then I fill them with distilled water from a small plastic bottle that can reach back there. Most of the water does not go in the cells. But I do it until each cell has that required gap at the top.
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Unread 04-13-2014, 06:06 PM   #410
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Not familiar with RXVs, but the TXT body was designed to use a battery filling jug and works fine. I would assume the same is true if the auto-fill system is an optional feature.
Are you saying you are popping the caps and filling each cell with the jug? or is it a gravity jug with an auto-fill system?



How about googling the system you have and posting a link?
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