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Old 06-27-2013, 12:45 PM   #21
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The battery will only be supplying any current to loads when there is no shore power. Since the wires were hot when connected to shore power, that indicates the current flow is into the battery as the converter is providing power to any dc loads when connected to shore power.

I still think the problem is your battery.
BINGO, battery was registering 10.2 volts at the shop, BONE DRY, and had signs of overcharging, which im praying is due to the low levels of fluid and not the converter. I will just keep an eye on output voltages on the battery. Really chaps me that the original owner didn't take care or the actual systems on the trailer but kept the inside spotless. gallon of distilled water added to list of essentials.
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Really chaps me that the original owner didn't take care or the actual systems on the trailer but kept the inside spotless. gallon of distilled water added to list of essentials.
It likely wasn't intentional, I'm still learning about all of the maintenance stuff that I'm *supposed* to be doing...
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It likely wasn't intentional, I'm still learning about all of the maintenance stuff that I'm *supposed* to be doing...
im sure it wasn't intentional and if half of the underbelly hadn't ripped off on my ride home with it I pry would have taken it more in stride... But after $300 in parts and having spent my entire weekend underneath it trying to wrangle corrugated cardboard into place, every little item I find is adding up... it did give me a chance to add a black water tank cleanout (tornado)... starting to think campers and boats are a lot alike (B.O.A.T- Break Out Another Thousand)
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im sure it wasn't intentional and if half of the underbelly hadn't ripped off on my ride home with it I pry would have taken it more in stride... But after $300 in parts and having spent my entire weekend underneath it trying to wrangle corrugated cardboard into place, every little item I find is adding up... it did give me a chance to add a black water tank cleanout (tornado)... starting to think campers and boats are a lot alike (B.O.A.T- Break Out Another Thousand)
Yes. They are very much alike
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Yes. They are very much alike
Except with an RV (TT or MH) you can travel a little farther on your 6 gallons per hour or so.

I had a 35' twin engine cruiser that gave me 6 GPH ----- as long as I kept speed under 10 knots/hr. That meant I was burning 6 times the fuel as I would with a MH or towing a nice trailer.

I also learned that I could use my TT more days per year than I could with the boat. Two days are memorable in a boat owner's life. The day you buy it and the day you sell it. Known fact.
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Ok you got me there.
I still enjoy days on my boat though... So I'm keeping both.
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Ok you got me there.
I still enjoy days on my boat though... So I'm keeping both.
Have you noticed how much the value of your boat increases when you fill up the tanks? I went from $250 fill ups to almost $1000 to fill both 100 gallon tanks. Makes for shorter trips and not as frequent, that is unless spending a lot of nights at the dock is considered fun.
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My boat just has a single 250 horse mercruiser I/O and we boat on a lake so it's much less expensive 😎
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