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Old 08-06-2016, 12:39 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by DLinNH View Post
Hi: New here as well. We have just camped in our 2017 23B for only the 2nd time. We have had problems with our battery from the get go! This second trip was totally dry camping and our battery life only lasted about 7 hours. We had to run our generator twice a day and we only used the fridge and very very sparingly a light here and there and the water pump here and there. It was ridiculous. As far as the battery being dead, the same thing happened to us (SEVERAL TIMES). We called the dealer and they told us that we blew a fuse when lowering or raising the hitch. So we bought a ton of fuses at walmart. This does not seem logical to me to keep blowing it. The fuse is super easy to replace but boy is this battery "thing a pain in the butt". Good luck
This happened to me a few times when I first got my trailer home, speaking of your fuse blowing when raising or lowering the hitch. This will happen if you reach the limit of travel and keep pressing the button. For example, you begin to lower the trailer onto the ball of your hitch and the foot plate raises during this process, but at some point the foot plate can only raise until you reach the limit of travel. If you continue to push the button and your foot plate is all the way up you will overload that fuse and it will blow to protect from damaging the hitch jack motor. Stop before reaching the limit of travel when lowering and raising your trailer and you should never have this problem.

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Old 08-06-2016, 06:30 AM   #12
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Information on battery disconnect is correct. If the battery is not disconnected from the trailer the carbon monoxide detector and smoke detector will be drawing current and will eventually run the battery down just sitting in your driveway. Mine has a fuse in the battery box that i can pull and disconnect.

Did you have the fridge switch on auto? If so then the default is to use electricity, so when your generator is running it will default to electric. When you turned the gen off did the fridge automatically switch to propane? If so, then it is working correctly.

Another thing to keep in mind is that they usually put the smallest cheapest battery on these trailers. When my original battery died after about two years I upgraded to a higher capacity battery and can definitely tell a difference in how long I can operate on battery alone.

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Old 08-07-2016, 06:11 PM   #13
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thanks for that info. I'll tell the hubby as he is in charge of the hitch button so "it's technically his fault"...lol
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:58 PM   #14
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Pembroke
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We also had the X23B for two years, and just traded itt in for a 5th wheel. Loved the trailer. Had eight people sleeping in. it on one occasion. Very reliable trailer. You're right though, the battery doesn't last long. The only bad thing was having to climb over the benbch to get in bed. Never had a serious problem with it other than the awning lights blowing, and the fascia plate coming loose around one of the beds. Good luck and have fun.

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