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Old 07-25-2016, 10:45 AM   #1
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Angry Battery draining

I have a 2008 Jayco Flight 09TT 30BHDS. We live on battery power all summer. We have purchased 2 brand new batteries and had them tested to ensure they were full. They were drained within a day.

We have done this for many summers and never had this problem before.

Before we call in a technician, I am wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem.

I am wondering if something is going on with the fridge, since that is the only thing that actually uses battery power in the trailer, we don't even use the lights.

The fridge model is Norcold N611R.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:49 AM   #2
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I would check the emergency brake switch on the trailer to be sure it is seated properly.
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:55 AM   #3
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May I ask if you have a volt/ohm meter and know how to use one? We can probably save you a few $$$ with some easy testing.

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I have access to one of those meters. What were you thinking?
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:29 PM   #5
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you can test amp draw from battery with the fridge on and with the fridge turned off
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:38 PM   #6
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Yep...just make sure your multi-meter has at least a 10 amp capacity for amp draw. Useful for testing parasitic draw on just about anything that uses DC power. Lots of videos online for testing parasitic battery drain.
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:39 PM   #7
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It sounds to me like the new batteries were installed wrong. Switch the refer to propane, recharge the batteries and try that for a few days. What runs the water pump and lights ?. Maybe its time for solar panels. Good Luck
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Lets start with some observations:

Batteries:
- What is the make and type? ( Example.. Interstate, 12VDC, 85Ah, or (2) 6 volt batteries)
- Check the batteries for proper water level
- 2 battery cables: Are they White and Black or Red and Black?
If it is White and Black the white cable should be connected to the NEGATIVE battery terminal and the other end should be connected to the TT's FRAME (Ground)
The BLACK cable should go to a 30 amp inline main fuse located near the battery and then into usually a 4x4 electrical box where it connects to the battery charge controller in the TT

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- IF Red and Black (Red to positive battery terminal and the black to negative ). Black goes to ground in this case.

I added 2 pictures as to how they should be wired 6 volt in series, 2 12VDC batteries in parallel (ignore the disconnect switch)

Let us know what you have

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I'm not sure where the emergency brake switch is.
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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.
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