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Old 07-25-2016, 08:35 PM   #11
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Batteries are Nautalis 12volt deep cycle batteries. Run fridge and lights and water pump off it. Checked and hooked up properly. Went through new ones in one day, returned them and went through a second set of new ones in one day again. Hooked up to one solar panel per battery during day.
Tell me about the solar panels, make, model, voltage, watts, solar charge controller being used? The solar charge controller, regulates the solar panel output. Also keeps the batteries from back feeding power back to the panels, in low or no sun light, which drains the batteries.

Why are the wired individually to each battery, they should be wired across the combined batteries output cables

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Do you know what the Ah ratings of your old batteries were? From what I see the new ones are about 80 Ah, if I am looking at the correct ones. Were the older ones 85 or 100Ah? Is this a residential fridge?

Lets try the process of elimination...

Ok, take your battery voltage with the volt/ohm meter (write it down if your memory is like mine), pull the fridge fuse and fully charge your batteries. unplug Shore power. Then let them sit for an hour and then take the battery voltage again. Now let the batteries sit for 24 hours and take the voltage again. They should be around 12.8 volts or a little higher. Charge the batteries once again. Unplug shore power. Then plug in the fuse and see how the batteries are after 24 hours.

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Old 07-26-2016, 08:34 PM   #13
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Turns out the break away emergency brake box was drawing 9 amps. Cut the power to that and now we are living the life of luxury on batteries once again!!

Thanks for your help everyone! I really appreciate all of your suggestions.
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Be sure to check the functioning of your TT brakes before your next trip. Haveing the brake magnets energized for a long period of time can burn out the magnets and make the brakes nonfunctional.
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Glad you were able to find the problem... keep the volt/ohm meter in the TT

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Might have a short somewhere. I would start with removing the frig from the circuit and run other components to see if you have the same problem. If not turn off other breakers until you can narrow down what circuit is the problem.
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Turns out the break away emergency brake box was drawing 9 amps. Cut the power to that and now we are living the life of luxury on batteries once again!!

Thanks for your help everyone! I really appreciate all of your suggestions.
You might still have a problem. Was the pin pulled out of the breakaway switch when it was pulling the 9 amps, or was it still fully inserted? There should be no load being pulled by that switch unless the pin is pulled out. And you can't pull the trailer without a functioning breakaway switch assembly.
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Do you run your fridge totally off battery? I've never heard of that. I've heard running of propane and the battery is used to spark start the igniter for propane. Seems a fridge would eat up a battery pretty quick.

Edit...I missed you were on solar. Would still think it would use a lot of battery. I learned something.
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