Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-13-2013, 06:54 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1
Jayco Eagle Battery Type

Hi All,

I recently purchased a 2003 Jayco Eagle second hand, and was intending on using it mostly on powered sites. However other friends of ours have encouraged to camping in October this year on an unpowered site.

Still learning the ropes on the AH useage but I'm wondering if anybody knows what type of battery was installed in this model van from the factory.

I believe its a deep cycle battery but I don't know if its a standard 100AH.

Also does anybody now how many days I could run this battery for. Will only be using it mainly for the lights - fridge will be run off gas. Looking at staying 5 days

Any advise would be appreciated.

Regards
21sdstny
__________________

21sdstny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2013, 11:29 AM   #2
Site Team
 
Denise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Mostly the US
Posts: 10,004
Welcome to the JOF 21dstny! (moved to tech talk for more techy specific traffic)
__________________

__________________
moderator
Denise, DH, grandkids, and two rescue pups
-2016 Jay Flight 29QBS Elite
-2016 Ford F-250 XLT 4x2, 6.2L EFI V8, 4.30 Elec Lock, Heavy duty Alt
Denise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
RVhiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,253
Keep in mind that in addition to your lights, the refrigerator controls (and maybe also the water heater controls), the heater blower motor and controls, the water pump and the propane leak detector run on DC. I'm assuming that your trailer has one group 24 or 27 12 volt battery. My guess is that such a battery would last a couple of days at best. If you use your lights or heater (the blower motor is somewhat power hungry) very much, maybe even less. Would you have access to a generator to recharge your battery? Is your battery in good condition - will it take and hold a full charge?
__________________
There's lots of advice and information in forums... sometimes it is correct. For example, all of my posts are made by a political appointee who got the job as a reward for contributions to my diesel bill.

2011 Jayco 28.5RLS; 2008 Chevy Duramax; Pullrite Superglide Hitch

RVhiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
rugerguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Rose Hill Ks.
Posts: 123
I never asume to know anyones budget but you might also want to look into a solar charger for that length of stay.
I just got my Jaco and I'm still in discovery mode but the trailers I have owned in the past were wired to take a charge off the truck while traveling.I have charged them by running the truck a bit each day when off the grid.
__________________
David S.
2010 298 RLS Eagle
99 Ford F-250
1 wife
1 Toy Fox Teror
1 Tiny Chi Chi Wa that rules all of the above.
rugerguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: North Idaho/Arizona
Posts: 5,303
You most likely have two group 24 batteries. Hopefully they are deep cycle batteries, they hold a charge a lot longer than an automotive battery. As mentioned you could plug into your truck and let it idle for a while each day to help keep them charged.
clutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2013, 04:19 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by clutch View Post
You most likely have two group 24 batteries. Hopefully they are deep cycle batteries, they hold a charge a lot longer than an automotive battery. As mentioned you could plug into your truck and let it idle for a while each day to help keep them charged.
I keep my trailer at a storage lot. The few times I needed to put on a charge I used jumper cables direct from the truck battery to the trailer battery. This will charge the trailer battery much quicker. At first I was questioning whether charging this way could damage anything on the trailer but did not have any problems.
Don
__________________

Donr827 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
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


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.