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Old 03-06-2016, 08:48 PM   #121
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What is your GVWR on your unit and what tire size on your unit? Are the tires subject to UV rays?
My GVWR is 5800 I think the tires were 15" last time I checked. TT is a 2010 model. I covered the tires with black plastic bags while in storage, I know not ideal but cheaper than tire covers for now.
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BTW the previous owner put 12,000 miles on them but they still look great! The whole TT looks new still, it was an older couple who had it before me.
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I wouldn't worry about the tires yet, keep your money in your pocket. Just be sure you check them and they are in good shape. I run my tires 10 years on my TT before I replace them, but I take good care of them. Be sure they are not underinflated because that will create heat and heat is not good for tires. On the tire decal it will tell how much to inflate them (probably 50 psi on those 15" ones). Most trailer tires are rated for 65 miles an hour what is also a safe travel speed with a combo. Some states might even have a lower speed for combo's.
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Oh boy......I was reading another thread about a battery disconnect? Was i supposed to hit a switch or something inside the TT before removing the battery?
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No switches in the trailer needed to be turned off before disconnecting. It will give you less sparks when hooking up if all your lights are turned off though. The less stuff drawing power the better when disconnecting and hooking up.

Getting back to your DMM (Digital Multimeter) not Ohm meter. The picture you showed a few pages ago had the dial set correctly but the cables were not. The black cable should be in the lower hole and the red cable in the next hole up. The dial set to 20 VDC (voltage DC) is correct.

Did you ever check the battery with it disconnected from the charger? It should read 12.7 volts. Check after the battery has been disconnected from the charger for a few hours at least, otherwise it will read higher.

How long has this battery been on the charger? Two or three days on a 2amp trickle charge will charge the battery. If it is not holding a charge at this point it is probably ruined from being overdischarged. If you can take the battery to an autoparts store they can load test it for you for free.

And your cold garage is a better place for your battery. Colder temperatures slow down the self discharge of the battery. Only a dead battery will freeze. A charged one won't.

If your trailer was parked for a week or more with the battery hooked up the trailer will kill your battery. There are a few low draw items like the smoke alarm and CO detector that given a week or more will draw down your battery to flat. Once this happens a couple times the battery will need to be replaced. The only way to avoid this is to remove one cable from the battery or to install a battery disconnect switch.

If you are leaving your trailer for more than a couple days you need to disconnect the battery.

Hopefully it is not ruined.
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I just left the place where I got the 7pin installed and apparently they never wired the battery charging part of the plug even though I paid extra for it. Now I have to drop the truck off for a day so they can do it. So annoying!
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Lukenick1; There is a saying; "If you want to do things right, You have to do it yourself"

Be sure they don't leave the power constantly on the Batt.+ pole of the 7 prong outlet of the TV, you might wake up one morning with the TT plug connected and battery from the TV dead.

Let them put on a Battery isolator or install a switchable relays.

Camping is fun but tinkering on the TV or RV is also fun........lol
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Lukenick1; There is a saying; "If you want to do things right, You have to do it yourself"

Be sure they don't leave the power constantly on the Batt.+ pole of the 7 prong outlet of the TV, you might wake up one morning with the TT plug connected and battery from the TV dead.

Let them put on a Battery isolator or install a switchable relays.

Camping is fun but tinkering on the TV or RV is also fun........lol
I don't think I would ever leave the TT plugged into the truck once parked. Yes you're right, nothing is ever done right unless you do it yourself. Grrrrrr I also have another question....went to storage to check on camper today and saw that there is a white wire for the negative a couple black tied together for the positive. There is also a black wire coming from the power jack, where does that connect to? I knew we should have made notes when we disconnected. Lesson learned.
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No switches in the trailer needed to be turned off before disconnecting. It will give you less sparks when hooking up if all your lights are turned off though. The less stuff drawing power the better when disconnecting and hooking up.

Getting back to your DMM (Digital Multimeter) not Ohm meter. The picture you showed a few pages ago had the dial set correctly but the cables were not. The black cable should be in the lower hole and the red cable in the next hole up. The dial set to 20 VDC (voltage DC) is correct.

Did you ever check the battery with it disconnected from the charger? It should read 12.7 volts. Check after the battery has been disconnected from the charger for a few hours at least, otherwise it will read higher.

How long has this battery been on the charger? Two or three days on a 2amp trickle charge will charge the battery. If it is not holding a charge at this point it is probably ruined from being overdischarged. If you can take the battery to an autoparts store they can load test it for you for free.

And your cold garage is a better place for your battery. Colder temperatures slow down the self discharge of the battery. Only a dead battery will freeze. A charged one won't.

If your trailer was parked for a week or more with the battery hooked up the trailer will kill your battery. There are a few low draw items like the smoke alarm and CO detector that given a week or more will draw down your battery to flat. Once this happens a couple times the battery will need to be replaced. The only way to avoid this is to remove one cable from the battery or to install a battery disconnect switch.

If you are leaving your trailer for more than a couple days you need to disconnect the battery.

Hopefully it is not ruined.
I did not test the battery after being disconnected for a while. It is now on the 2amp trickle charge and slowly coming up to charge. I plugged it in last evening in the garage.

Thanks for the tips!
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White and black colors don't usually mix together. Some might have done a DIY job and used them for the same purpose. Be sure to check where they are going before you connect them. If they are white and have to go on the Batt.+ put some black tape on them.

Black or Red goes on the Batt. plus and white is the ground and will go on Batt. minus and goes to trailer frame.
The wire from the Power Jack goes on the Batt.+

Best thing is to tie rip the plusses together and also the minuses together so they don't get mixed up where they belong.
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