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Old 09-30-2015, 01:11 PM   #11
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Check your master 12 volt switch. Mine got bumped and was "sorta on" and had the same problem. Turned it fully on and all was well.

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Old 09-30-2015, 06:44 PM   #12
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no power anywhere

Originally Posted by clarkchriston View Post
Thsi is a bit long winded but I wanted to give as much info as possible for those who can help or suggest alternatives.

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I've been having some issues with my Lippert 6 point hydraulic leveling system. It's been working great for the first 6-8 months with trips from Washington State to Arizona. We have some riverfront property that's gated with a shared use dump facility and well. We leave the 5'r parked when not in use, plugged in, with the jacks extended on a gravel pad. We are usually there every other weekend. A few weeks back I took it to dump and fill with water my auto level jacks would retract very slowly and I got a "low voltage" error. They retracted, but very slowly and did not make the same sound as the higher pitch hydraulic sound. I drove to the dump station and well to fill with water and noticed my generator would not start and none of the interior lights would work (I usually run the generator when filling with water to get time on the generator. I also unplug from the truck when running the generator). Yep...dead battery. Checked fluid (good) and tightened down the ground cable which was a little loose. Plugged back into truck and ran generator for about 30 minutes while dumping and filling with water, towed back to site, plugged into power and only put down front jacks (again went down very slowly and had a weird sound to them). Later in the evening tried the auto level and got same "low voltage" error. I then ran jumper cables from my truck (2 batteries) to the 5'r battery and still got the "low voltage" error and would not work. Lippert said that should have been enough juice to make the system work and said to take it in and have the dealer look for possible grounding issue. Got a call today from the dealer and they said it was due to the batter not being fully charged, and that I really should be using 2 batteries instead of 1. Is anyone else with a single battery having issues. I really like my dealer and have had good experience from sales to service but this sounds like more than a dead battery. Any help / suggestions would be greatly appreciated
It sounds like your battery has gone bad, since you use it twice per month you should have noticed some other issue before this, so i would also have your converter checked as it sounds like it over cooked the battery (since a jump from your truck did not help) and since it is a 2015 model it should have a 3 or 4 stage charger built in. So when you take it to the dealer they also need to verify the charger is working properly. As for needing 2 battery's yes it is always better, but no it is not needed to my knowledge to run the lippert system, as most systems like this are made to run on a single battery for a short amount of time. Now if you use the 6 point system a lot, then yes it might be in your best interest to upgrade to save you troubles in future like this.

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Old 10-01-2015, 11:38 AM   #13
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Alsh, My rig is in the shop now. I will have them check the 12V switch.

silverback 35ts - I thought I would have noticed the battery going bad too, but I am always plugged into power so the first time I noticed it was dead was when I unhooked it. I was told its possible to be plugged in with a dead battery and still have everything working because the converter is converting the power to 12V. I think I may have a lack of charging to the battery from the converter, or a bad battery. One last thing is I was told having the trailer plugged in all the time was actually good for the batteries because if working properly it would be trickle charging the batter prolonging the life. Just make sure I was checking fluid levels. I have had and ran multiple trailers this way for many years and never had a problem with being plugged in to power ruining a battery.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:28 PM   #14
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Late to the party and I need to make a full trailer write-up within the next few days.

But, I may be able to help you.

Our new unit has 2 batt disconnects. The driver side batt box ground wire was reversed with the second batt disc switch. The black wire leading to nowhere was bolted to the trailer. But, the primary trailer ground from underbelly was taped up and zip tied with the other loose conx.

In other words, everything downstream of the bat disc switch 2 (inverter for fridge, battery charger, etc) was not powered by the vehicle or ship battery. Only time (residential all electric fridge) worked was on shore power.

Solution: Opened driver battery door and bolted both ground wires to the frame. Like magic, everything came to life.
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Old 10-05-2015, 11:32 AM   #15
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Thanks Texas Family. I'm waiting on a return call back from the dealer now. I'll have them check the disconnect switch to make sure it's properly installed and grounded.

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