Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-23-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
Junior Member
fivejackie's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lake Elsinore, CA
Posts: 26
Batteries dead on new RV

We got to the storage yard and both batteries were dead. Got a jump start and hooked it up with the power cord to charge it up at home. Took it down to Newport Dunes for our first time out, everything was fine. Two weeks later, batteries dead again. Went to our dealer and they told us they probaly have a wire installed on the wrong post. Sure enough that was the problem. The replaced the engine battery, it was toast.

Drove up to Buellton, CA and stayed at Flying Flags for 2 nights. We had another couple with us, plus our dog. Plenty of room, it was a good trip. Checked on the batteries a week later and they were all up, life is good.

Merry Christmas


Don, Lake Elsinore California
Jayco 2013 Redhawk 26XS
Ford 2012 E450 V10
fivejackie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 02:24 AM   #2
Moderator Emeritus
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 6,969
Glad the battery issue was put to rest in short order..., they are the life-line to having an enjoyable trip!



2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS
Reese HP Dual Cam
Putnam Class V
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 06:35 AM   #3
Site Team
Crabman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 13,894
Wow, good thing more then just the batteries were not damaged with the cables on the wrong post!

2004 Chevy 2500HD Crew Cab 6.0l, 4.10r

2010 Jayco Jayflight 28BHS
Reese Strait Line with Dual Cam
P3 Brk controller
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 07:17 AM   #4
Senior Member
chipper's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Louisiana (southeastern)
Posts: 468
a week later and they were all up, life is good.
Yep. Life is good.

Glad to hear you've got that little problem taken care of.
aka, Mic

"It is What it is."

2006 Chevy Silverado Z-71, 4X4, 5.3L, 3:42, 100% Amsoil Lubricated
2005 Jayco Talon ZX24-E Toy Hauler
Prodigy P2 Brake Control
15K Putnam XDR Class V
10K Equal-i-zer WD Hitch
Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags

2005 Kawasaki KLR650
2009 Doodlebug Mini Bike
chipper is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:37 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.