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Old 08-22-2015, 01:25 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by tnchuck100 View Post
A dealer should never make that kind of a mistake. Not verifying the 12V system was actually powered after connecting the battery smacks of incompetence. It would make me think twice about ever letting them service or work on my camper.
The place I bought the camper doesn't do storage so I store it at a different place that happens to be an AirStream dealer; they don't even sell Jaycos. The place that hooked up one of the positive cables to the battery wrong didn't even have the keys to get inside. I just pay them to store my camper and put LP into when I pick it up, and since they had a service shop I figured they could handle the battery but yea they don't have the keys to it.

I do service at the dealer I bought it from, especially since it's still under warranty. These two places are literally across the street from each other.

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Old 08-22-2015, 07:51 PM   #12
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That's really bad. Glad you found the issue though. Happy motoring.

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Old 08-22-2015, 07:56 PM   #13
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When I removed my battery for Winter the first time, I saw that the colors of the wires made no sense to me. So, I used red and white tape on them just so I wouldn't make a bonehead mistake.

Also, since our trailer is permanerntly boondocked and I don't want to run the battery down, and I don't like disconnecting it all the time, I installed a simple Perko marine grade on/off switch. It works like a charm.

The other thing I did was hook up a permanent digital volt meter so I have a constant view of the battery condition.

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