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Old 05-29-2013, 06:51 PM   #1
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Battery not charging?

So the wife and I bought our 264bh new last year and never got to spend even one night in it.

Finally this weekend we got to break it in.

Here's the problem. When I went to hook up to my truck the power jack worked fine off the battery which had just come off the charger.

After camping for the weekend on shore power I went to hook up the trailer and there was not enough juice in the battery to power the jack.

Any ideas as to why the camper did not charge the battery while we were camping?

Kinda new to TT camping so this just has me baffled.


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Old 05-29-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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Your situation has me puzzled to say the least....I had long commentary of troubleshooting suggestions written out....but I erased them all for the fear of being made a fool :jack:

I cant wait to hear the fix on this one.....

Meantime...

Is this your converter?.....watch through and it shows how to test the battery charging circuitry.

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Old 05-29-2013, 08:14 PM   #3
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my guess is when you reinstalled the battery from being charged away from the trailer you have reversed the leads when you hooked it back up.

To tell for sure is to find the word "NEG" or the symbol "-" stamped on the battery case and make sure this cable is connected to the trailer FRAME GROUND which will be real close to the battery.

If you indeed have the terminals REVERSED than you have blown an in-fuse real close to the battery and also blown two REVERSE POLARITY fuses which are either in the DC Distribution Panel where all the DC fuses are located or maybe on the converter/charger unit.

Before you replace any of the fuses correct the battery terminals first to their correct position otherwise you will just blow the fuses again...

My first guess...

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:16 AM   #4
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Did you have 12V lighting while camping? I think a blown fuse anywhere in the 12V system would have killed all 12V systems. The blown fuse theory sounds plausible if everything is "off". It doesn't sound like your problem, but I experienced a charging problem via the pigtail when hooked up to the tow vehicle. Drove 200 or more miles and expected the onboard battery to be fully charged. Wrong. Discovered that our new TV did not have a fuse in the block for the charging circuit. Seems vehicles don't come from the factory with that circuit activated. Just takes a fuse [is a larger block shaped fuse] and the battery charged via the tow vehicle. Since your problem occured when you weren't connected to the TV it has to be a different issue.

Did any of your 12V systems work while hooked to shore power?
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:12 AM   #5
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I have a similar problem with my 2015 Jayco Whitehawk 27DSRL RV. The charging of the battery was working fine. I had installed a Progressive Industries HW30C 30 Amp Hardwired Electrical Management System with Remote Display in my RV and it worked awesome. While staying at an RV Park, a surge blew the pedestal I was plugged into. The 30AMP receptacle had gone. The RV park gave me an adapter to plug into the 50AMP receptacle and everything was working ok. They repaired the 30AMP receptacle and I plugged back into it and everything worked great. Problem now is, I think I have an issue with my DC converter. My battery does not charge, but my console meter says the battery is fully charged. When I use shore power, everything works. When I hook up to the truck battery and disconnect the shore power, all DC items work ok. But when I disconnect the truck battery, nada. I disconnected the Progressive Industry Surge Protector to bypass it, to see if that was the issue. Then I plugged the shore power back in. Everything worked great so I left it overnight to see if that recharged my battery, even though the console says it is fully charged. Next morning, I disconnected the shore power and ensured the truck battery was disconnected. Nothing. So I am thinking there may be a problem with the DC Converter in the RV. Anyone ever experience this same sort of issue?? If so, what was your cure? TIA.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:19 AM   #6
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Sounds more like the fuses between the battery and the converter.


Also check the frame ground connection near the battery.


(Did you happen to notice this thread has been inactive for more than 2 years?)
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Checked the fuse on the ground in side the battery box and it was blown. Replaced and everything is back to normal now! I am a happy camper again :-)
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Checked the fuse on the ground in side the battery box and it was blown. Replaced and everything is back to normal now! I am a happy camper again :-)
Good Deal!!!

Next time you have a problem, start a fresh thread?
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:21 PM   #9
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Not bad for a thread that has be inactive for over 2 and a half years The OP posted his problem. Received a response that helped solve his problem. In less than 3 hours. Appears he found the right thread to post in. Was no need to start a new thread when he got positive results.
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