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Old 05-20-2015, 02:28 PM   #1
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New batteries not lasting past one day

I have a 2015 Wildwood 27 ft. A fully loaded battery won't last more than one day. I have been camping for over 40 years attending the same event 2x per year and 3 previous campers batteries have lasted 4 days. All camping is self contained and energy use is used sparingly. We burn candles at night when not in the camper (safely). Two showers daily. Get wet, shut off, turn on to rinse and get out. Wash minimal dishes. Use paper plates, cups etc. Refrig. is on gas and is only two way anyhow. Dealer found nothing wrong. Two new deep cycle batteries that don't last. Any ideas?
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:47 PM   #2
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What brand, what series (size) batteries?
Can check to see if you have some type of parasitic load. Get a shunt and a miltimeter and you can test to see what the drain is with everything off.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:48 PM   #3
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What size batteries?
What's the ah?

Do you have an amp meter?

Need to put one on see how many amps your pulling then start pulling fuses till you find the high draw circuit.

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Not sure if your refrigerator has the Climate Condensation Feature or whatever it is called, but here is some information about power draws from it. Dometic used to put a switch on the unit where you could turn it off. My understanding now is they are on all the time and you have to disconnect or break the circuit manually to disable it so it doesn't draw power.

I have been going to do the Mod on mine, but dry camp rarely so it hasn't mattered yet.

Anyway, here is the link: Dometic refrig climate control

Maybe it helps, it may not be your issue, but it was my first though on a new camper, that is different from any of your old units.
Like Turbs was saying though, getting an amp meter on it and looking at actual draw readings will be the best way to isolate it.
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I have a 2015 Wildwood 27 ft. A fully loaded battery won't last more than one day. I have been camping for over 40 years attending the same event 2x per year and 3 previous campers batteries have lasted 4 days. All camping is self contained and energy use is used sparingly. We burn candles at night when not in the camper (safely). Two showers daily. Get wet, shut off, turn on to rinse and get out. Wash minimal dishes. Use paper plates, cups etc. Refrig. is on gas and is only two way anyhow. Dealer found nothing wrong. Two new deep cycle batteries that don't last. Any ideas?
Unfortunately, every time you took your batt below 50% you shortened its life. I have two group 27's that are 3 yrs old, and are still good for a day and a half using various loads, TV, fridge pizo igniter, LED lights at night. I'm guessing this camping year will probably use them up.

Like the other posters suggested, sounds like a significant drain taking em down.
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Are you running the furnace at night?
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Are you running the furnace at night?
Good question and a big power hog.

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Good question and a big power hog.
No need to start name calling now.
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What method are you using to check SOC. (state of charge) Something is amiss...

I guess I should ask too.. what are you using to charge your batteries?

Brand and model # of equipment used, type of battery and AH capacity, do you have an inverter onboard, etc.. The more detailed information you can provide will help "us" to help you.
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