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Old 10-17-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Unhappy Massive, major PANIC!!!

I hate to be an emotional, irrational female, but I'm in full-on panic mode right now!!! Like, I almost had a panic attack!

This past Sunday, we went out to the travel trailer to make sure everything was working properly, as we're going to take it out this weekend. We are planning on dry camping, so we made sure the water pump was working, all the lights, slide, etc. Just everything. It all was working just fine. We even got a new battery, just to be safe.

So yesterday, I went out to put sheets on the bed, turn on the fridge, etc. Again, everything seemed fine. Lights work, etc.

This morning, as I was going out to walk the dog, I hear this horrendous, high-pitched, constant beep. The last time the trailer made that noise, the battery was dead. So I go out there. The slide won't open, the lights won't come on, nothing! We have the trailer plugged into the electric outlet. Why is this happening?!?!? We're supposed to leave at 8:00 tomorrow morning! I am FREAKING out!!!!

Hubby is at work till 5 p.m. today. I have no idea what to do! Somebody please help me!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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Could be something as simple as the battery you put in not being connected properly. Check the connections on the terminals.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:52 AM   #3
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Sounds to me you have a dead battery I would plug the trailer in or charge the battery
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #4
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We even got a new battery, just to be safe.
Zhanna, when did you put a new battery in, was it before or after the tests you said ya did? The reason I say this, is it's possible the new battery has problems or the wires to it were crossed (very common thing to happen) when installing it.

EDIT: Jersey Guy already pointed this out. I type too slow. LOL

I do need to add that some converters have a reverse polarity fuse that blows when you do hook the battery up backwards.....even if you realize your mistake and fix the wires, the fuse is still blown and will have to be replaced....before the converter will charge the battery when plugged into shore power.

I kind of suspect this has happened.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:54 AM   #5
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The trailer IS plugged in! That's why I don't understand what's going on!
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:56 AM   #6
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New battery before all the testing.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:57 AM   #7
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Where, exactly, is the beep coming from?
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:59 AM   #8
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I THINK it's coming from the breaker box. It's coming from that little area below the fridge. I don't know what to call it.
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I might recheck ALL the connections on the new battery install. Also fuses, inline fuses in the travel trailer etc. Check that a breaker in your house panel hasn't been tripped that supplies power to you tt. Try to eliminate all the easy things before you start thinking power inverter. I hope this helps.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #10
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The trailer IS plugged in! That's why I don't understand what's going on!

Just a theory, I am no expert.

I think the propane detector requires 12v

So, If the battery disconnect switch was "on", then the battery wouldn't charge, even if plugged in. so battery could have drained, setting off the propane detector due to low voltage.

Check the battery disconnect switch if you have one???
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