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Old 07-05-2015, 09:21 AM   #1
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HELP! 2005 Forrest River pop up, new battery dead

2005 pop up, first trip and we are having problems. It is connected to ac power but the lights are dim and co2 detector keeps going off. I replaced with new battery but it was drained in 12 hour. We are on vacation and need help, also we don't have a owners manual yet to help out. Thank you
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:23 PM   #2
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If you're still connected to AC power and the new battery is dead, the most likely culprit is a bad converter.
It's supposed to recharge the battery, which runs the lights and CO/propane detector.
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:03 PM   #3
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Yup most like key bad converter. To get by the rest of the trip go get a small batter charger and hook up to battery. That will get you by for now.
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Oh boy, I was hoping bad connection somewhere. That makes sense though, thanks much.
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Old 07-05-2015, 06:24 PM   #5
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Is there a power panel in the trailer with fuses and circuit breakers. If so, make sure all AC breakers are on. Of course, make sure you are getting power all the way from pedestal to the camper. If you have something that runs on AC, plug it into the cord and find out.
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:24 PM   #6
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Check the battery voltag with shore power on. Should be above 13 volts
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Old 07-06-2015, 03:29 PM   #7
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What pop-up do you have, does the converter have the ability to charge the battery? My popup had a switch for battery or converter but the converter did not charge the battery.
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Old 07-07-2015, 09:13 AM   #8
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We have a 2002 FR pop-up with a converter also. The manual warns against attempting to charge the battery off the converter--not designed to do that. I have a small charger on-board, and use that to keep powered up. For safety sake, I disconnect the cables from the battery while charging--don't want to accidently burn something out. Also, there may be a fuse or fusible link under or near the battery on the trailer frame which ought to be checked. Some have a reset button. If this needs attention, you won't get power no matter what else you try.
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