Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-21-2020, 08:23 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Binghamton
Posts: 3
10 RK battery not charging

We are very new to travel trailers, and on our first boondocking trip, we arrived at the site to find our battery didn't charge as we drove. It had become depleted because, we were told by the service dept at the dealership, we let it sit for a couple of weeks without disconnecting the battery. We aren't really sure what to look for and have looked online extensively for help, but most posts are discussing larger trailers. Can anyone point us in the right direction?
Ssellepack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2020, 08:32 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Clovis
Posts: 64
The propane/co2 detector will kill a battery that is not on a maintainer in that time frame. You should look at installing a battery disconnect or disconnecting a battery cable, usually the negative, when in storage.

A vehicle may provide a small amount of charging when in tow but don't count on much. Your battery may have already been damaged to some extent. It will probably come back to life but it's life will be negatively affected.
brwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2020, 08:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Grumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Where ever the boss says we're going.
Posts: 11,580
Is the fuse or relay in place in the fuse box under the hood for the hotwire?
__________________
DISNEY LOVERS
Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2020, 09:06 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Binghamton
Posts: 3
Thank you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by brwarrior View Post
The propane/co2 detector will kill a battery that is not on a maintainer in that time frame. You should look at installing a battery disconnect or disconnecting a battery cable, usually the negative, when in storage.

A vehicle may provide a small amount of charging when in tow but don't count on much. Your battery may have already been damaged to some extent. It will probably come back to life but it's life will be negatively affected.

Wow, the dealer told us the battery would charge during the tow. Thank you! Our next stop is an electrical site, so hopefully we can see if the battery can charge up.
Ssellepack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2020, 09:11 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Binghamton
Posts: 3
We actually don't see a fuse between the battery and what we are assuming is the converter set up that sits between the battery and the wires going into the trailer. Is that where we should look? There are no breakers blown or fuses tripped in the panel inside the trailer.
Ssellepack is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
10rk, battery, charge

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.