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Old 12-29-2015, 02:04 PM   #11
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Bought a new series 27 RV deep cycle battery at Costco. I even charged it when I brought it home. I have a master cut off switch at my battery. After I installed it, turned all systems off. I went back to RV this AM. Battery dead. Temp has been -5 C and above. Methinks the battery should have held its charge over this period. Whattaya think?
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Old 12-29-2015, 02:10 PM   #12
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How long did it sit after battery was put in?
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:28 PM   #13
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Have left mine turned on for weeks with no charge had no problem with them
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Old 12-29-2015, 08:49 PM   #14
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Why not leave it plugged in 24/7 ?
No problem having it plugged in 24/7 when home but when unplugged the charge doesn't last a good day or two in the winter with everything off. Most of our camping in boondocking, so I need batteries that can make it at least a few days. Didn't have this problem with our old 1997 Minnie Winnie. And this unit being so new, something is not right. Another note. During the winter, our Minnie Winnie by the house would hold a charge on the house battery for at least a month before I would charge the battery and it only had one battery.
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Old 12-29-2015, 10:00 PM   #15
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#1. Never trust that your charger is working properly. Always verify that it is actually working to specification.

#2. Take the time to properly test and charge each battery in a bank BY ITSELF without any other batteries connected. Test specific gravity and open circuit voltage after the battery has been disconnected for 12 hours or more. Connect the battery to the charger, and monitor the charging voltage every hour. After the charging cycle is complete, disconnect the battery and let it sit for 12 hours or more. Recheck Specific gravity and open circuit voltage.

ONLY THEN can you evaluate the TRUE CONDITION of each battery. Yes it is a bit of work, but then you won't just be "Shooting in the dark"

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Old 12-30-2015, 12:57 AM   #16
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Have charged both batteries separately and disconnected from the coach. Also tried 2 different chargers. Both batteries still not holding a charge as long as they should. Just a couple of bad batteries or they were completely drained a time or two before we ever took delivery.
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Old 12-30-2015, 04:45 AM   #17
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Have charged both batteries separately and disconnected from the coach. Also tried 2 different chargers. Both batteries still not holding a charge as long as they should. Just a couple of bad batteries or they were completely drained a time or two before we ever took delivery.
Pull it and take it to Napa and have them test it. They do it for free.
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Old 12-30-2015, 07:10 AM   #18
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On my 335 there are at least 3 loads that do not go through the disconnect switch. 1 is the power steps, presumably another is the propane detector. Perhaps the 3rd is the disconnect panel itself but I need to verify. They are all directly connected to a battery with built in fuses that are easily seen and removed.

If truly disconnected, a decent lead acid battery should stay charged for months!
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My coach is in for warranty work right now and I had them test the batteries. They said batteries are OK but during the test they are seeing just under .1 amp draw and said it was my big foot jacks. Why is the big foot system drawing while the disconnect is off ? Any ideas anyone?
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Jacks are wired directly to battery.


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