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Old 05-11-2015, 07:09 AM   #21
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:27 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by spock123 View Post
You are right about that. Think about about it when you wire up battery's together how big the cable has to be, a small wire it's just a trickle charge

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I don't know about your tow vehicles but I have always been able to charge my battery and run the slides in and out with my Ram when I had my 318SAB Cougar. Every once in a while I would forget to unhook the battery when we put the unit in storage. The parasitic losses from the camper would drain the camper battery; so the legs would not extend or retract. I would plug in the umbilical cord from the truck and work the legs and charge the battery overtime; as we drove the camper home from the storage lot.

I also relied on the truck's alternator to supplement the electrical needs when not hooked up to shore power when extending or retracting the slides. If I didn't do this the amperage from the camper battery was insufficient to power the slides.

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Old 05-11-2015, 10:34 AM   #23
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Just got the Silverback out of 3 months in the shop. Forgot disconnect. Battery out😩. Tried to hook up from truck, dead. Got jump from RV center, all good.
Hooked and drove 2 hours. At destination all worked off the truck.
Those parasitic draws did me in. Now back on 50amp.
I also have a Dodge 2500 with 2 huge batteries.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:58 PM   #24
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Brentf next time I go to check on the rv I will get that info.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:46 PM   #25
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We have 4 6 volt batteries in two battery boxes...1 of them is in the side storage where you have your level system and the other box is just side it in the front storage. Both boxes have been bolted to the floor of each storage space.

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