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Old 11-03-2012, 03:12 PM   #11
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Every time i read where someone has just replaced their battery I always like to bring up the obvious caution. Make sure you have the battery connected up correctly.

The easiest way to tell is to find the markings on the battery case that says "NEG" or the symbol that shows "-". Then follow the cable that is connected to this terminal and make sure it goes to the trailer frame ground connection that will be very close to the battery terminals.

Having a battery connected backwards may result in some fuses blown in the trailer which doesn't allow the battery to be charged.

If your battery cables are BLACK and WHITE colors then the BLACK cable goes to the positive terminal and the WHITE cable goes to the negative terminal.

If your battery cables are RED and BLACK colors then the RED cable goes to the positive terminal and the BLACK cable goes to the negative terminal.

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Old 11-03-2012, 03:22 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by dmax_83 View Post
Sounds crazy, but how about the breakaway cable? Have you checked to ensure that it hasn't been accidentally pulled out?
That's not crazy at all......but rather quite possible.

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Old 11-04-2012, 06:39 AM   #13
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I had the same problem only the batteries didn't drain quite that fast. I was also hooked up to shore power. Somebody already alluded to this above. I traced the problem to 3 blown fuses on the converter. Fixed everything immedidiately. The batteries were just not getting re-charged. This is another one of those tricky problems because at first glance no breakers are blown, fridge looks like it's working, etc. It's just that power slowly drains down. I know this is an old thread but maybe somebody can use this tip in the future.

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