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Old 10-01-2013, 10:46 PM   #11
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I see you found it and answered as I was typing my last comments. Now you need to test all your components and appliances in the TT. That 24 volts could have fried some circuit boards, let's hope not.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:48 PM   #12
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thanks everyone. I have disconnected the batteries until I can figure out that I have them hooked right. fortunately, only need to replace a fuse and about 5 light bulbs.

time to winterize here in Central Oregon. Just got back from hunting and had freezing rain and snow already.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #13
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Have a great Winter and see ya on the flip side.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:49 AM   #14
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so this doesn't happen again, read through this website:

The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1)

there's a part II also. should be required reading for all new RV owners.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:42 AM   #15
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so what i'm seeing and reading, I need to hook the pos on one battery to the pos on the 2nd battery and the neg on one battery to the neg on the 2nd battery and then hook pos from the trailer to one battery and the neg from the trailer to the other battery?

Does this sound correct? Thanks everyone for contributing info.
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Old 10-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #16
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so what i'm seeing and reading, I need to hook the pos on one battery to the pos on the 2nd battery and the neg on one battery to the neg on the 2nd battery and then hook pos from the trailer to one battery and the neg from the trailer to the other battery? Does this sound correct? Thanks everyone for contributing info.
Yes, exactly.
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Yes, exactly.
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Here are two diagrams describing the same thing...



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Old 10-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone for the help. Fortunately, no major damage-just had to replace a $1 fuse and buy a second cable so I could attach the batteries correctly.
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rbneron and triguy,

thanks for the info. To rbneron, I was only hooked up to battery. To triguy, from your response, i hooked my batteries up wrong. i had the batteries hooked up in series with main line going to pos, the connector going from the neg to pos, and then the other main line going to neg.
That will do it. 24 volts to the camper will fry any 12 volt item (fridge, furnace, lights, converter, some airconditioners, MicroMonitor tank sensor display, etc).

You may have done more damage than you know.
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If you had plugged into shore power, could have been worse. As shared, you may have damaged more than the lights. Hopefully fridge was not operating off the battery. I trust you learned from this; could have been much worse.
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