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Old 06-22-2015, 10:59 PM   #1
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House Batteries

If one battery goes bad would that cause the battery charging system not to charger the House Batteries when hooked up at campsite
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:08 PM   #2
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No. They would take whatever charge they are capable of holding... HOWEVER, in a nutshell, they will only supply power at the rate of the weakest battery. So if one battery is about dead, the other one will act like it is too. If you are camping at the moment and need battery power, just take the bad one out of the loop and use the remaining good cell by itself.

That is.. if you're talking two 12v's vs two 6v's.

Just a note: When changing batteries it is important to change all batteries at the same time with the same type, age, and capacity.
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:19 PM   #3
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It's 2 12v's I hooked up on Friday afternoon and i had the TV on then I turned on one of the house lights on and the TV turned off checked the battery meter by the control panel batteries showed week took batteries to AutoZone had them checked and re-charged one battery took the charge the other one didnt
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Old 06-22-2015, 11:25 PM   #4
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one battery took the charge the other one didnt
Yup.. sounds like ya gotta dud. You can get by on the good one for awhile until you're ready to change out the full bank. It might be a good time to take a look at a couple of 6v GC's.

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Old 06-22-2015, 11:42 PM   #5
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Thx for the info Yarome...👍👍
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:55 AM   #6
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If you always camp with hookups you only need one battery. The second battery used to be an option a couple of years ago. I removed my second battery because I never camp without hookups and used it to replace the battery in my Toyhauler that had gone bad. For me the second battery just adds about 50-60 lbs of extra weight with no benefit.
Have never used or needed the generator so I'm thinking about removing it as well to save a couple hundred pounds.
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