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Old 02-06-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Dead house batteries

Just purchased a new 2011 Georgetown 360DS. Brought it home, and next morning house batteries were dead and propane wouldn't keep frig going. Had to start the engine, wait for batteries to charge and then frig would cool using propane. Why can't I run just the propane too keep the frig cold for days? Without electricity? Why have propane option for frig if I can't use it when batteries are dead? Newby to the forum!
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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Just purchased a new 2011 Georgetown 360DS. Brought it home, and next morning house batteries were dead and propane wouldn't keep frig going. Had to start the engine, wait for batteries to charge and then frig would cool using propane. Why can't I run just the propane too keep the frig cold for days? Without electricity? Why have propane option for frig if I can't use it when batteries are dead? Newby to the forum!
The circuitry to run on propane is powered by 12 volts DC. You can also run on 120 VAC. Why were your house batteries dead? That is the question that should be asked.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:19 PM   #3
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Very true.....we parked it in front of the house, made sure eberything was turned off and left the frig running on propane. Next day....dead batteries and warm frig! Sucked! As soon as I crank the engine...it shows the batteries fully charged...what's with that?
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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What shows the batteries "fully charged"?
4 lights on the micro-meter display?
Did you take a specific gravity reading on the electrolyte?
Read voltage only with a voltmeter?

Not sure how you knew it was fully charged. Sounds dead to me.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:47 PM   #5
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I have no idea, but a wild guess, is there a battery disconnect switch somewhere that is causing the house batteries to show dead on the display, and then fully charged with the engine running???? If they were truly dead, cranking the engine would not bring them up in a few minutes. Turn on a 12 volt light. Crank the engine, make sure the light comes on, then shut the engine off. If the light dies, look for that disconnect switch. Good Luck.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:15 AM   #6
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Battery disconnect switch should be near the door at the stairs. The light in the switch stays on even when the switch is in the off position. I believe they do that so it can be found easily in the dark? Have you tried the switch in either position?
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