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Old 08-12-2015, 06:49 AM   #11
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I guess im buying a deep cycle battery tomorrow..lol
I will give you guys feedback when I return. Thanks for all the input
Did the problem get resolved with a new battery?

We know on our 2007 1207 that the battery is not functioning. We are hooked up to power at our site, but about once a day if we turn on anything 12v, we hear a high pitched sound. Resetting the breaker fixes the problem.... until next time. Not sure we need a battery, for the type of camping we do, so I've been debating about spending the $ for a battery.... and not even sure that would fix the problem.

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Old 08-12-2015, 07:04 AM   #12
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well I bought a battery which did NOT solve the problem .. lol, Actually no lights work indoors now!! When I have time I will investigate the wiring. All other plugs and appliances work. I installed temporary led lights on ceiling which work great.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:37 AM   #13
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Did you hook up the battery properly? Trace both cables to see where they go. One should go tot he trailer frame and that is your ground side. The other should go back to a distribution point and that is your positive side. Do not trust color codes especially on a used trailer. If not you may have blown a fuse somewhere. Or there is another problem and that is the reason there was no battery installed. Electrical problems are fun
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I'm assuming it was correctly hooked up. I will check the fuses. Where would the fuses be. is there a fuse box on these small campers ?
The leds gave me a temporary fix or the vacation.. I plan to do a bit of work and modifying to the camper as well. Hopefully I will locate the problem.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:02 AM   #15
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Fuse should be inline with the battery cable.
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:44 PM   #16
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I honestly cannot make sense out of the propane detection that Jayco is outfitting the trailers with. We have a 2012 32 BHDS and it has the combo propane/CO detection but it goes off in the middle of the night like I have read in soooo many instances on line. Knowing we are not running any propane and are plugged in to power, we have gambled and just removed the fuse instead of waking up to the shrill alarm at 3 a.m. I think this will be the option many take and that should be a very serious concern for Jayco and the alarm folks. If it is too sensitive then fix it and recall the units. Owners should not have to shell out $150 -$200 for a new alarm but there is not an alternative option. Dangerous and annoying. Calgary, Alberta
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:52 PM   #17
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Did you hook up the battery properly? Trace both cables to see where they go. One should go tot he trailer frame and that is your ground side. The other should go back to a distribution point and that is your positive side. Do not trust color codes especially on a used trailer.
I know I need a new battery, but in trying to take some voltage measurements to try to understand how well the converter was functioning I was confused with what I saw at the battery. It seems to conflict with what is written above...and particularly that it was written not to trust colour codes especially on a used trailer (which mine is)!

If it matters, I have a 2007 Jayco 1207. The wire attached to the frame is white and has been attached to the positive side of the battery. The other wire is red coming from under the trailer and I presume is attached to the converter. There is a 30amp fuse before that red wire gets connected to the negative side of the battery.

Does that sound reversed? I'm going to get a new battery and don't want to hook it up wrong!
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That sounds like the wires are reversed ground (negative) goes to the frame. Positive grounds went out in the 50's
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The propane detector is also a low-voltage alarm. The alarm may be going off because it is detecting low voltage, but it may also be, and probably is, going off because it is old and needs to be replaced. Those things have a definite shelf life of only 3-4 years and should be replaced regularly, well before they get to the point of waking you up in the middle of the night. Ours was about $14 on Amazon.
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My alarm was going off on my 2012 Starcraft.
It was in my driveway.
Propane off at the tanks.
I took a look at it and it said Replace by March 2015.
So I guess they are built to last 3 years.
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