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Old 01-09-2014, 10:33 AM   #11
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If that is the case with the Georgetown MH, I would be looking to FR to change out the system (if in warranty) otherwise, just do it yourself. A quality, not necessarily an expensive, smart charger will handle all your charging and house functions plus keep your batteries in top condition. Still, you HAVE to do a little monitoring of your own, i.e. checking on battery water (the acid never evaporates only H2O), terminals, general cleanliness of the electrical system, stuff like that.

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Old 01-18-2014, 03:32 PM   #12
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I am sorry to say that both Georgetown MHs I have owned will "boil" the batteries because of over charging if shore power is on for an extended time and no major demand is being used. The two solutions are a more sensitive charging system (battery tender, etc) or systematically turning off shore power when the batteries are at full charge and the coach systems are not being used.
I understand why you would think that because that is exactly what my dealer convinced me of when I kept having trouble. Because I was still under warranty, I proceeded to call the converter company (can't remember the name) to tell them that I expected them to replace the unit for free for a unit that would properly charge the batteries. They said it wasn't the converter and gave me all the reasons I have in the string above. I then called Forest River directly and they said they would look into it. My dealer got a call and they replaced both batteries for free. Since then I never have to worry anymore (3 years) and never disconnect the battery charger. I'm happy, happy, happy. You DO need to check the water level every couple months.

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Old 01-26-2014, 04:29 PM   #13
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Battery Disconnect

RV is in storage, when I went to check I had to start the coach before battery disconnect would come on any help
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Old 01-26-2014, 04:59 PM   #14
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RV is in storage, when I went to check I had to start the coach before battery disconnect would come on any help
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:04 PM   #15
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:31 PM   #16
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Your battery disconnect switch operates a latching relay to disconnect and connect your battery to the battery bus. A latching relay will actuate in one direction (disconnect battery) when the switch is thrown and actuate in the opposite direction (connect battery) when the same switch is thrown in the opposite direction. The relay coil 12v input switches with the relay actuation to accomplish this. It sounds as though your batteries were to low (minimum relay coil power required) to actuate the relay.

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