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Old 07-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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2012 salem 2 days out battey dead we don`t have lights radio nothing running??????????????
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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So I understand, you have no 12V at all in the camper?

You're not plugged into shorepower?

Do you have a meter to check voltage at the battery? It maybe a blown inline fuse between the battery and the camper's power center.

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sorry Dave 12 volt lights 2way fridge we moniter eveything too see what is drawing power
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:37 PM   #4
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So you've confirmed by meter that's there's no (or low) voltage at the battery.

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Sounds like you have a short to ground on the 12V side. No blown 12V fuses on the power center?

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Old 07-21-2012, 10:31 PM   #7
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2012 salem 2 days out battey dead we don`t have lights radio nothing running??????????????
That is about right for living on a single battery.
I suggest you get a generator if you are going to be on battery more than 24 hours.
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thank for everyones help wiil keep you posted, brian
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:07 AM   #9
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A second battery could help extend your usage but that will be limited too. When camping without hookups it helps to to use a battery operated lantern instead of the trailer lights (when possible) and keeping the radio off.
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with the limited info you've provided so far, we can only assume that you are dry camping and have no electric hookups nor generator.

with only a single battery, you'll have no battery power very quickly, unless you are an experienced dry camper and know how to conserve power.

most dry campers, which i'm one of, have at least 2 deep cycle batteries and a generator. some also may use solar power.

sitting at home, not hooked to shore power, the trailer's parasitic power drains will empty a battery in just a few days, without you even using anything.
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