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Old 05-21-2011, 10:38 PM   #1
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Hi! We are new to the forum and pretty new to our Jayco 2005 Eagle 292 FKS. Last year we camped nearly every weekend and most of the time using shore power. We took home, winterized, unhooked the brand new batteries for winter. This year, re hooked up the batteries an we have no power. Luckily we are camping with shore power but we are baffled what has happened. We double checked the wires, they are correct and the fuse is good. I am hoping (and probably wrong) that it is something simple. We had our batteries drain to the dead point last year in the fall while dry camping. We left the camper for a week (no lights on, nothing obvious to drain) and came back to dead batteries. We replaced the batteries with new ones and this is the first time taking our trailer out. Batteries appear to be fully charged. Oh this is the life! :hihi:
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Jayco Owners Forum MikeLyne! Sounds like your tt is getting lots of attention with all the camping you get to do! As the techies log in, this thread will be about as active as your weekend campouts! Hope you get the battery issue resolved in time to get back into the weekend routine
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:46 AM   #3
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A couple of points...

Batteries will discharge; even when disconnected. So if you didn't charge your batteries before reinstalling them for the season, it's entirely possible they could have been "dead"; or at least severely discharged.

Also keep in mind that unless you disconnect your batteries when they're installed in your RV there is still current being drawn to keep the clock running and memory active in the rig's radio and the propane leak detector. There have been a number of times I've walked past a trailer in a storage yard and heard the periodic "beep" from the propane detector warning of a low voltage condition (low battery).
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:29 PM   #4
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The problem was a loose wire at the converter. We love our Eagle and tow with a 2006 Nissan Titan....now if we could just afford to buy gas we'd be set!
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:55 PM   #5
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Now that the battery problem is fixed time to get back out there and have some fun. Ernie
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:31 AM   #6
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....now if we could just afford to buy gas we'd be set!
Too bad you don't own a diesel. Then you'd really have something to complain about. When I bought my first diesel back in 1996, diesel fuel was 25 cents a gallon cheaper than regular grade gasoline. Now, it costs as much as or more than premium- at least here in western PA.

Now back to our regularly scheduled topic of discussion.
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Diesel is more than premium in Southern California.
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Same in oregon
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...Now back to our regularly scheduled topic of discussion.
Please, please, please, let's not turn this power problem thread into a diesel fuel price discussion. My previous posting was only intended as an editorial comment directed to the OP being that he thought gasoline was expensive.

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