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Old 07-26-2015, 05:14 PM   #21
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It appears that my battery box is sized to hold 2 six volt batteries in series, and 1 twelve volt battery. So,....since the two six volt batteries would have more amperage capacity, should they power the main system with the high current requirement of the level up system? or the inverter with the fridge?
hmmm....a pox on Forest River for not putting this information in the manuals.....and another pox for not including the correct manuals in the rv,.....and another pox for not requiring the dealers to "Do It Right!"

But that's expecting to much isn't it?....sheeesh.
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:19 PM   #22
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Joe, at least you had the right batteries to begin with. I wonder if I could simply parallel both 12 volt batteries, and maybe add a third 12 volt battery, also wired in parallel..... thoughts?

probably still would not have the amp capacity of four 6 volt batteries.

Joe, can you tell me what the amperage capacity of your batteries are?

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David, not only can you parallel the two 12 volt batteries, you will have to do so. Otherwise, your inverter battery will never charge. Your slides will work better with the increased capacity of two batteries and the refrigerator will run longer on the inverter, as you travel. My supper is cooking right now, but I'll try to get you some numbers after supper. My 5er is about 250 feet down the hill from the house. I got a new driveway installed, but can't bring the 5er up there yet because I just had a triple cardiac bypass on the 9th of this month.
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Old 07-26-2015, 07:35 PM   #23
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Joe, thank you! You've already been a lot of help. Please do not make a special trip down there for my benefit. Your health is way more important than my need for information.

Thanks again;

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Old 07-26-2015, 09:01 PM   #24
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No problem. Walking is good for me! My battery compartment is about 29" long X 11" deep X 18" high. The batteries are about 10" high and fill the compartment. I don't know what the amperage of the batteries are. I'm trying to post a photo.Click image for larger version

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Old 07-26-2015, 09:27 PM   #25
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Well, in that case, walk back and take a pic from the other side....he he

All I can say Joe, is "that's a compartment full of batteries! I think I've figured out my next move. I can get the exact battery as I have now at Academy, so,....one more battery, and build a few cables to place them in parallel. That should do it. I'll bet the slides and level-up will run better as well.

Thanks Joe, and also everyone else.

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Old 07-27-2015, 08:59 AM   #26
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Good luck, David. glad to hear you are buying the same battery. Batteries in parallel need to be the same and close to same age. When one goes bad, it will try to pull the others down with it, so it pays to always stay on top of them!
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Old 07-27-2015, 04:35 PM   #27
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To post photos use the paper clip icon in the advanced menu mode.
You can attach up to 10 photos per post.

I sent an email to tech support at WFCO this morning and will most likely not hear back till tuesday or wednesday.

Are you sure there are no smaller gauge wires going to either the inverter or battery?
Reply from Tech support; your inverter is just an inverter with no charging capability.

There still needs to be a wire we are missing that goes to the converter. There should also be a blocking diode between the fridge battery and the converter to prevent the fridge battery from discharging into the house battery.

Good luck as I have exhausted my limited knowledge of this system.


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No, it is a inverter and does no charging.

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Converter-model-number : WF-5110HP
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Will this unit also charge the backup battery from the available AC input source?
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:13 PM   #28
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Is there a label in your battery compartment that reads "Requires 4 6V Batteries" also shows a wiring diagram for them. There have been many threads on these forums where people are having problems with there new units because the dealer only installed one or two 12V batteries. One of the problems you will encounter is that one 12V will not keep up with that refrigerator. Call Cedar Creek and verify this. Then get back with that dealer. The drive to get the "correct battery setup" will be worth it. Dealers do this to make more money on the deal, 2 12V is a lot cheaper than 4 6V. The dealer knows these systems require 4 6V. With correct batteries and wired according to the diagram you will not have a problems.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:24 PM   #29
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Herk, thanks so much for running that down for me. It's an awesome thing when a total stranger will go out of their way to do something for another person.
Thank you again....

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Old 07-27-2015, 06:27 PM   #30
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Tom, your assessment is correct, but I have no labels providing specs nor a wiring diagram. The thing that has me somewhat confused is the size of the battery box. It's just not large enough for 4 six volt batteries. It will handle 3 twelve volt batteries however. I'll call CC and see if anyone actually knows.

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