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Old 01-05-2013, 07:22 PM   #11
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Doh. I didn't think to check the fuses. The 30 amp trailer power fuse blown blown. Now I get a crisp 14.4 volts. And you guys were right, dodge trailer plugs are always hot.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:52 PM   #12
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Love my Dodge - but remember this if you stay plugged in with a fridge that can run on DC or at the campground for an extended time. Easy way to kill the trailer and TV batteries at the same time! (don't ask how I know!)


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Old 01-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #13
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Chak, thanks for the tip. I believe my fridge runs only on propane or when plugged into shoreline power. But I've thought about leaving it plugged into the truck when the engine isn't running, it would probably kill the truck batteries too.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:23 AM   #14
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Glad its back... AT least next time you know what and where to check...

I always squirt alittle WD40 into the truck connector before plugging in the trailer connector. Then move it around pretty good to keep the contacts clean. Some guys like to put the Dielectric type greese on the connections.

I have had my trailer plug not get locked in place with its lid sometimes. My older FORD really locked in place using the lid where this 2010 model dosnt do as well. If it gets worse I may use some short stretch rope to hold it in place...

The 30AMP on mine had to be changed to a much higher current rating when I changed my converter/charger to a PD9260C 60AMP unit. I Think I have a 80AMP inline fuse in it now. I am also running three 85AH batteries. Most single batteries have the 30A fuse, dual batteries have 45AMP-55AMP fuse. etc... When I am charging with my PD9260C 60A Inverter I have read 14.4VDC@52-53AMPS being put back into my three 85AH battery bank from the Inverter/Charger unit.

I installed a battery monitor panel to watch my battery functions all the time. The Bogart TRIMETRIC TM2025RV is a good monitor system to use as well as it has built-in alarms.

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