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Old 05-17-2010, 04:47 PM   #1
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Battery going dead

Hi; i have a 2010 jayco 22FB and my battery goes dead ( 2 days) just sitting in the yard. nothing is on in the camper except the co and propane detector . i checked for a draw and there is a 0.33 amps draw. but if pull the fuse out for the radio/ co,pro dedector, i have no more draw. should the radio ( turned off) and the detector have that much draw?
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum dpica15!

Although batteries aren't my thing, I can tell you that if you don't find the answer here in the time you need the answers, try calling Jayco direct yourself. They may direct you to a dealer or other nearby facility that can take care of it under warranty.... 574-825-5861. If anything, come back and let us know what's going on as it will help others who have the same problem in the future.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
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Hello dpica15 and welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here.
You have a question that fits my "Area" of experience.
You said you pulled the fuse for the radio and detectors, are you talking about the each individual fuse or one main fuse?
The reason I ask is because they may be labeled as "Radio" or "Oven" or etc... but they may have other devices connected as well. Radio fuse could be for the TV, Radio, Some Lights and outlets.
Are you sure you shut off the TV antenna booster? That will drain a battery real quick (2 days). Otherwise I would have the dealer check your battery and see if you have a shorted or dead cell.
Good Luck and let us know what you find out!!!
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:28 PM   #4
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I would have the battery load tested. My new 22FB came with a group 24 Interstate battery, and my experience with Interstate in the Marine industry wasn't stellar. When you get he battery issue fixed, I would recommend installing a battery cutoff switch. The photo below shows a Blue Sea switch installed ina battery box I'm building. It can be installed anywhere and even one as simple as a knife type switch would work. That insures zero drain on your battery.

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Old 05-18-2010, 04:44 PM   #5
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Hello dpica15 and welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here.
You have a question that fits my "Area" of experience.
You said you pulled the fuse for the radio and detectors, are you talking about the each individual fuse or one main fuse?
The reason I ask is because they may be labeled as "Radio" or "Oven" or etc... but they may have other devices connected as well. Radio fuse could be for the TV, Radio, Some Lights and outlets.
Are you sure you shut off the TV antenna booster? That will drain a battery real quick (2 days). Otherwise I would have the dealer check your battery and see if you have a shorted or dead cell.
Good Luck and let us know what you find out!!!

Glad to be here. It is the same fuse for the radio/tv/co2/propane detector.It was the TV booster that was on. Thanks alot for the quick response. The battery is a brand new one that my dealer gave me last week. Now the only thing that will drain my battery is the detector (over a extended period of time ), so i might install a master disconnect switch at the battery.
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:43 PM   #6
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That's a nice battery box.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:20 AM   #7
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Hi dpica15,
Thanks for letting us know that the problem was resolved and it was something simple.
I'm glad I was able to help.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:23 AM   #8
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Hello Bob Landry,
That is a nice battery box and well constructed! You do nice work!
In that picture, I do not see any vent holes for your battery. I assume that you will have some at some point before you are finished?
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so i might install a master disconnect switch at the battery.
Or just disconnect the cables at the battery (really only need to disconnect the negative cable, but I disconnect both). Takes about 30 seconds

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When we were being given our initial walk around from our dealer of our 226 JayFeather Sport they suggested we simply pull the fuse from the battery connector cable when the trailer was not in use.
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