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lunaroid



Member Since: 18 Apr 2017
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Croatia 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue
Battery maintenance procedure on a ski trip?

Hi folks,

I am to drive to the Alps and once there, have my car parked in the open for 7 days/nights.

The temperatures there drops to -25C.

I get occasional Low Power Mode message on the car's stereo - hence my paranoid question:

What should I do to increase my chances of getting back from the mountains? Smile

Do I disconnect the positive from the battery? Do I take the battery inside and keep it in the room?

The car is 2009 RRS TDV8.

Many thanks in advance!

Post #542519 Sat Dec 02 2017 11:45pm
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beerbelly



Member Since: 28 Nov 2017
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Sport TDV6 SE Stornoway Grey

why not just fit a new battery Confused

Post #542520 Sun Dec 03 2017 6:59am
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geoffsnook



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As beerbelly says you need to fit a new battery Thumbs Up

Post #542521 Sun Dec 03 2017 7:16am
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Andy K



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England 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Rimini Red

As you say disconnecting the battery is the easiest most effective way.
Just oil your emergency lock before you go


Other options are large solar charger
Or battery charger and extension lead 2 days before leaving

Post #542526 Sun Dec 03 2017 9:16am
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lunaroid



Member Since: 18 Apr 2017
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Croatia 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

Thanks guys,

for now I plan on monitoring the voltage on the battery and on the alternator...the car I bought was parked outside for the good year or year and a half...so, I am a bit paranoid it could develop some problems rapidly.

I think I will stick to the plan of disconnecting the battery and thanks for the idea to use the charger - seems good thing to do.

Will investigate if the charger I already have will be sufficient for RRS battery...

For now, apart from "Low Power Mode" message (very rare occasion) and permanently stuck glass on the trunk door - all is fine! Smile

...oh, and I had the pleasure of repairing the spare wheel winch, which I've managed to fault...but then repair following the advice from this forum...so thanks again!!! Bow down

Post #542571 Sun Dec 03 2017 8:08pm
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lunaroid



Member Since: 18 Apr 2017
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Croatia 2009 Range Rover Sport TDV8 HSE Buckingham Blue

Update: Battery was fine, no problems at all...no need for charger as I was making short trips to the store each morning.

Lots of snow & ice made me smile as car went thru everything effortlessly...winter tyres, no chains. Shocked

Post #546524 Tue Jan 23 2018 12:23pm
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