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Old 12-16-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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help with honda crv toad?

we have a 2010 Georgetown 350 and tow a 2012 Honda CRV, we had a trickle charger installed to alleviate the battery dying on us, but the last few times we have towed about 8 hours we arrive at our destination disconnect the toad from the coach and in the am the battery on the car is dead, any ideas??

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Old 12-16-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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Sounds like you left it on "accessories" when you unhooked. I leave mine in the garage for six months at a crack.
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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Sounds like you left it on "accessories" when you unhooked. I leave mine in the garage for six months at a crack.
Yep. Sounds right.
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Old 12-16-2013, 02:09 PM   #4
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pretty sure when we unhooked we shut the car off and took the key out??
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Do you have a braking system installed?

What fuses do you pull to tow?

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we have a 2010 Georgetown 350 and tow a 2012 Honda CRV, we had a trickle charger installed to alleviate the battery dying on us, but the last few times we have towed about 8 hours we arrive at our destination disconnect the toad from the coach and in the am the battery on the car is dead, any ideas??

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Have ever tested the car battery with a volt meter while the motorhome is running to see if you are really charging your battery while driving?
Your battery voltage should be 13.7 volts if you are using the MH charging circuit. You do have to make modify that circuit to charge your car battery while driving.
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fyi we have a SMI braking system, and we do not ? pull any fuses, we thought that was the purpose of the trickle charger to avoid that???
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:31 PM   #8
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Agree with the earlier posts that some accessory is left on in the honda after disconnecting. You may have to measure for amp draw at the battery. Anything higher than 50 mh means something is "On".
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #9
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will it help maintain the battery charge if we keep the car connected to the motorhome while we hookup to campground electric??
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We have a charge line on ours and one night I forgot to turn the key off on the toad.
The battery was to flat to start the car. So I think when the ignition key is off the power to the charge line is off. Could you ask the person that did the hook up for you. Or you use a tester to see if there is power on that line with the key turned off.
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