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Old 03-03-2016, 11:51 PM   #11
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get a load test on the Batteries and see if they have a faulty bank?
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:28 AM   #12
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What is the TT's Battery charge controller mfr/model, so I can look at the schematic?
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What is the TT's Battery charge controller mfr/model, so I can look at the schematic?
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Thanks for the help. I am at work all day today until tomorrow. I will check it out in the morning.
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Does your electric jack have a light? Maybe you accidentally left it on.
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Did you check the emergency brake strap yet? That was my first thought as well.

But I could see the factory not disconnecting the CO and propane alarms for liability. They could be draining still.
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Can you see where the battery cable goes into the cap? Is there access to the disconnect switch terminals? Which side is the disconnect switch wired to? Positive or negative? Where is the main 30amp fuse (usually by the batteries)?

I know you said the trailer lights were off, what about the CO Alarm, radio light. How many wires are directly connected to each of the battery terminals? There should only be one cable on the Negative terminal and that should be going directly to the frame. The Positive terminal should have the wire for the main 12VDC connection for the TT. Also, it should have the Break-away switch and the tongue jack (fused) on it. If there is anything else, I would be tracing it out to see where it goes.

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Do you have a Volt/Ohm meter with the ability to measure Amps (usually 10 amp max)?
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It seems like I need to do a little more research to find out what is actually going on. We spent a night in the camper this weekend and I checked out the 12v system a bit. From my basic knowledge, it looks like everything from the tongue is hooked up correctly. My Voltmeter crapped out, so I am going to buy one this week. I am now leaning towards the possibility that the batteries are just not charging. I've had the TT plugged in for a few days and the green light on the converter has gone from solid green indicating deep charge to flashing indicating almost full. When I turn off shore power, lights go very dim and CO alarm chirps. I am thinking that the small amount of battery use since I picked it up in early Feb has finally caught up with the batteries since they were not charging unless the connection is to the batteries is just bad. I'll check if the batteries are indeed dead, that would seem to narrow it down a bit.
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I'm not sure if these pics indicate it, but if not, can you tell me where to find the info?

Thanks!!!!
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Well.....This is uh, a bit embarrassing. Thank you all for the advice. I have figured out the problem. I tightened the connections to the battery and all seems to be working as it should now. I swore I already did that, but I guess not. Thanks for the input, I'll try to cover the basics next time!
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Welcome to the club!!
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Automotive electrical instructor taught me (a long time ago) - BSACACAT.

Be Sure All Connections Are Clean And Tight.

Also be careful not to let out the magic smoke...
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