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Old 04-24-2015, 05:37 PM   #1
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New TT Battery

Just picked up our new 2014 X213 last week. When I got home, after a 15 minute ride, I lifted the power jack and then operated the slide out. Next thing I new the battery was dead. Is this normal ?!? The TT has been plugged in to shore power for 9 days and the battery is still dead. Should I just charge the battery with a charger or get the dealer to install a new one?
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:09 PM   #2
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I would say there's something wrong with the battery.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:03 PM   #3
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If fuses are ok, then the battery has a problem. Said you were 15 mins away. Let the dealer handle it, but be sure he does a complete check on each cell.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:37 PM   #4
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If it isn't anything obvious (batt cables loose, etc.), I would contact the dealer and give them the choice to come to you or take the trailer back......., might even be dealing with a bad converter/charger (or loose connection at it).

Either way, let us know the outcome.

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Already checked the cables and ground, will be contacting dealer tomorrow. I will let you know what happens next ...
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:17 AM   #6
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Make sure it is a quality deep cycle battery. Some dealers will install a car battery.

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Be sure to check the fuse on the battery, we blew ours the first time we put the slide out. Everything worked on shore power, but no battery power at all.
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Make sure it is a quality deep cycle battery. Some dealers will install a car battery.

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I have not witnessed a dealer yet that doesn't use marine batteries. True deep cycle batteries are twice the price.
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If it's the battery, check for a warranty. Most batteries have half-way decent warranties. Most likely, it'll be pro-rated if it is covered.
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You need to check the Specific Gravity (SG) of each battery cell, to insure that they are all about the same. Most dealers will say that they will put it on a FAST charge and it should be OK.

If at all possible call a auto parts place like Autozone and ask if they will test the batteries SG, and take the battery into them. If not you can buy an inexpensive hydrometer and CAREFULLY test it your self. You can then go to the TT dealership and demand a new battery. Look at the battery and get the date code off of it. The battery mfr website will tell you where to look for it and the cross reference chart.

Just my thoughts,

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