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Old 12-20-2015, 02:28 PM   #11
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I would get home first! You have got a loose connection somewhere.
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:33 PM   #12
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All the comments are useful, kind, and generous.

If a newbie rv maintenance license was required based on demonstrated basic electrical and propane knowledge, a lot of RV owners would be the better for it.
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Old 12-20-2015, 04:24 PM   #13
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If it mysteriously startef working, not a fuse. Could be a loose wire connection at the converter box. Fairly easy to check safely. Unplug the tt from shore power and disconnect the battery (mark which lead goes where). Pull the converter box, and tighten every connection. Put it back in, and reconnect power.

If you ever run out of power plug your TV into the camper, and that will power your awning and slide.
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:01 PM   #14
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Emergency. I'm boondocking and lost power

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If a newbie rv maintenance license was required based on demonstrated basic electrical and propane knowledge, a lot of RV owners would be the better for it.

Hey Rodger, glad to see your still around. I thought u posted a week or so ago that you were leaving the forum... Not sure how your post helped the OP. Requiring a license? It's not rocket science. Forum knowledge is all that's needed. We all learn when a situation we are not familiar arises and someone helps us or we grow from the knowledge we already have...

OP glad it's working but need to do some checking before the problem comes back.
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:07 PM   #15
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I was thinking if our drivers license had to be administered every year instead of every 10 like most states allow that there would be a load of less accidents and people driving that had no business.

Kinda like the same idea as RodgerS has.
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:12 PM   #16
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Emergency. I'm boondocking and lost power

Imagine the cost we'd pay in taxes to have the government administer that lol.... And only older drivers would probably fail a yearly retest. Anyone can be good for one test. Most accidents are aggressive or under the influence drivers...

Requiring a class to buy a trailer is silly. Most would never need it. Either because they will never have a problem or because they have basic trouble skills from life experiences.... Offering one at a dealer would be great as long as it was voluntary. I bet a lot of people would take it. I would!
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:15 PM   #17
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I agree with you, both would be silly.

I was just making the point that if a person wants more knowledge of anything, there is nothing stopping them in these days and times but their own motivation.

Some dealers do offer basic instruction and up but it is not common. I would also have jumped into it back then. Basic electricity, plumbing and trouble shooting skills will take you a long way in rv's. Also reading and watching videos on the net.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:30 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the great info

Thanks everyone for the great advice. I put the generator on the battery all mornings charged it full, but simply putting the slide-out in it dropped to zero. I went into town n bought a new 12v deep cell-just for piece o mind. Will check all those connections when I get home. In a campsite now w 30amp-all good. Boy that was a sleepless night!
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:32 PM   #19
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When my battery bank hits the 50% charge rate (appx 12.0VDC) it takes me a good three hours of charging from my trailer smart mode converter/charger being run by my 2KW Generator to bring them back to their 90% charge state.

If I do not get the 90% charge state on the battery bank then I will not use them again until I do get the 90% charge state otherwise the batteries will not perform correctly. They will go back to the 50% charge state alot quicker then they usually do... Doing this several times in a roll the batteries will go dead on me rather quick...

I also am setup to watch my batteries with two DC VOLTMETERs and one master DC AMPMETER measured at my main DC SWITCH location very near the battery bank when I am using them. I can tell right away what is happening out of the ordinary...

Anything new that I have added or done always gets checked out at home in the back yard or run at my very local 25 mile away camp ground before getting into a situation like you are in now being caught way out in the woods somewhere..

These are called "Always have a PLAN B" haha...

My truck system is my last resort power source and I will never do anything to it to make sure all those 12V systems are working normal. AS you can see this is your only way to get home.

Hoping you can get things going again...

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Old 12-20-2015, 11:55 PM   #20
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Thanks ya all. I AM a newbie to all this-less than 1 year in to my Jayco TT. I've mastered most everything to do w the lifestyle but electrics,volts,batteries n all have always alluded me. I wish the dealership would instruct on this but alas you get the 10 minute run down n out the gate you go. I appreciate this site and all the invaluable advice you spend your precious time to give. I'll try n get myself an education on TT electrics but in the meantime thanks for helping a newbie on the road to semi-pro. We were all newbies once I guess
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