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Old 07-05-2013, 07:58 AM   #43
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2 lights dont work at all. The remaining our lights are barelye remaining
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:19 AM   #44
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Here I go again with the darn i-phone! So sorry! 2 lights in trailer have no power. Bulbs new. The remaining lights are dim. The fan on max runs like on 1. The outlets read ok. Can't explain it. Calling RV shop. I am hopeful Chandler will respond soon. Haven't even addressed the venting of 2 batteries.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:42 AM   #45
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Here I go again with the darn i-phone! So sorry! 2 lights in trailer have no power. Bulbs new. The remaining lights are dim. The fan on max runs like on 1. The outlets read ok. Can't explain it. Calling RV shop. I am hopeful Chandler will respond soon. Haven't even addressed the venting of 2 batteries.
Are the lights and Max-fan not run off of 12V? It sounds as if your 12V system may be run down. Are you sure that the battery is charging properly?
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:07 AM   #46
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At this point I am not sure of anything. Battery shows reading of 1.8 only. Been connected for 60 hours to house and still no improvement.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:49 AM   #47
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check your converter and verify that all circuits are operating, particularly the battery charging circuit, sounds like your converter is not converting 120v to 12v, do you have electric at your outlets?
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #48
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Have electric at outlets - no power to water pump, lights and fan weak. We think its the converter also but doesn't seem to have its own fuse and don't know how to check it. Made service aptmt. Thanks for all the inout
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if you have a battery charger, plug into one of your 120v outlets and hook up to your battery and then see if you have 12v juice
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I would isolate the two batteries and check the voltage .If you have 2 - 6 volt batteries in series or 2-12volt batteries in parallel and one battery is bad the good battery sees the bad battery as a load dropping the voltage
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:18 PM   #51
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Thank you!
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:59 PM   #52
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Marta, So sorry to hear that you are dealing with some issues with leaking and power right before your planned trip. All those appliances, lights, water pump, fan run off the 12v, and a reading of 1.8 definitely indicates that your batteries aren't charging. You mention, having just pulled the trailer out of storage, so in addition to everyone's suggestion to check that your converter is functioning, is to also have the RV techs check on the batteries themselves. After having our trailer in storage for about 5 months, we had the "near-catastrophic" battery failure with gas and fluids venting internally, during a camp out.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:02 PM   #53
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I know less about electricity than just about anything else, but one thing I have learned about trailers is:

Many, many problems associated with electrical malfunctions on a rig that was fine the last time it was used can be traced to bad/insufficient ground.

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Old 07-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #54
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If you leave your battery/batteries in the trailer for a extended period of time, your LP detector will after a while run your battery down to dead. You either have to put a charger/maintainer on the battery inside, or take the battery out and put on a charger/maintainer. You have to keep these batteries charged up to keep them in good condition. I would test the batteries like Steve mentioned, he knows as he is The Electric Man. Or take them out and take them somewhere to have checked.
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If you leave your battery/batteries in the trailer for a extended period of time, your LP detector will after a while run your battery down to dead. You either have to put a charger/maintainer on the battery inside, or take the battery out and put on a charger/maintainer. You have to keep these batteries charged up to keep them in good condition. I would test the batteries like Steve mentioned, he knows as he is The Electric Man. Or take them out and take them somewhere to have checked.
Batteries have an internal resistance the will "self discharge" over time. The discharge time whether a propane detector is connected or not is very close to same time. That said it's a good idea to keep a maintainer connected when the trailer is not in use. It does two things, 1) keeps the battery charged, 2) most have a desulfate mode that prolongs battery life.
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Here is another thing I just thought of. A Optima battery if run down too far, will not charge up with a regular battery charger. You will have to take it to a battery place that sells/services Optima batteries. I would call Jim from Optima battery and tell him about your problem when and if you find out its your batteries. He will have you take the batteries to the store near you and they will charge it with their special charger. He will call the store and set it up for you if one is near your location. Ask me how I know.
Byron that is true but my point is with a draw on it , it will be that much sooner.
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