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Old 05-26-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Electrical question

Ok, I will try to make sense here. I bought a new camper 2 months ago. Everything worked fine the first couple of times out. The last two times I went to rig up, the electric jack wouldn't work until I plugged the cord to my truck. It was if the battery was drained. Also, the awning will go out, but it won't come back in unless I hook the cord back to my truck. Along with that, three electrical outlets won't work along one wall. All of the fuses seem to be good. And last, I thought once you plugged the camper into the power source it would charge the battery. My jack loses juice even when it's plugged into a 30 amp power source. Besides taking it to the dealer, any reccomendations?

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Old 05-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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Ok, I will try to make sense here. I bought a new camper 2 months ago. Everything worked fine the first couple of times out. The last two times I went to rig up, the electric jack wouldn't work until I plugged the cord to my truck. It was if the battery was drained. Also, the awning will go out, but it won't come back in unless I hook the cord back to my truck. Along with that, three electrical outlets won't work along one wall. All of the fuses seem to be good. And last, I thought once you plugged the camper into the power source it would charge the battery. My jack loses juice even when it's plugged into a 30 amp power source. Besides taking it to the dealer, any reccomendations?

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The first thing I would check is the battery terminals with a good battery post cleaner. It sounds as though it may test for voltage but loses output as soon as you apply load. Could be installer clamped with preservative still on terminals or wires. Alternate power sources seem to have plenty of juice.
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You mentioned that plugs on one wall don't work. It there breaker or maybe a GFCI plug tripped somewhere? Check around faucets, sinks, and other sources of water.
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Fuses or breakers most likely. I would find your converter box and check the fuses if it has any and check the battery voltage when pluged into shore power. If it isn't about 13.5 volts, then it't probable not charging.

Check converter.
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it would be a good idea to post year, make and model of trailer, since you don't have it listed in your signature.
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Ok, I will try to make sense here. I bought a new camper 2 months ago. Everything worked fine the first couple of times out. The last two times I went to rig up, the electric jack wouldn't work until I plugged the cord to my truck. It was if the battery was drained. Also, the awning will go out, but it won't come back in unless I hook the cord back to my truck. Along with that, three electrical outlets won't work along one wall. All of the fuses seem to be good. And last, I thought once you plugged the camper into the power source it would charge the battery. My jack loses juice even when it's plugged into a 30 amp power source. Besides taking it to the dealer, any reccomendations?

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One other question, Do lights get brighter when you plug in to 30 amp shore power? They should be getting pretty dim if no battery charging has be been provided all this time. Forgot the three outlets, that's unrelated to the battery problem. More than likely they are all on the same circuit breaker which is open or very bad connection at the breaker or first connection.
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it would be a good idea to post year, make and model of trailer, since you don't have it listed in your signature.
Sorry, it's a 2013 FR 27 RKSS
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One other question, Do lights get brighter when you plug in to 30 amp shore power? They should be getting pretty dim if no battery charging has be been provided all this time. Forgot the three outlets, that's unrelated to the battery problem. More than likely they are all on the same circuit breaker which is open or very bad connection at the breaker or first connection.
The lights are good except the one outside the door. It will only work if the camper is hooked up to my truck. Just like with the electric jack.
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Sorry, it's a 2013 FR 27 RKSS
FR is not the brand name.
which division of FR is it made by? there's a Salem 27RKSS, a Sierra 27RKSS and a Wildwood 27RKSS.
this will determine if someone who owns the same model trailer can maybe be of more help.
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It's a wildwood I knew I forgot something.
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