Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-02-2016, 11:27 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Dr-G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Ray Twp, Michigan
Posts: 151
I bought mine a few weeks ago (2016) and they said it was a good idea to get one so I did. the CO detector like mentioned is always on unless the battery is disconnected. Hopefully you didn't ruin the battery!
__________________

__________________
'16 Cherokee Grey Wolf 26DBH
'13 Silverado 2500 HD - 6.0 Vortec / 3.73
Days Camped '16 - 12

Days Camped '17 - 0

Dr-G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 02:57 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 169
What do you intend to connect to your inverter?
__________________

__________________
Jonol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 07:07 PM   #23
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Euless, Texas
Posts: 94
Crippled Battery

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon_rss18 View Post
Thank you everyone! I will go out there tomorrow and look for a switch under my propane tanks. In the mean time, how do I get this battery back up to charge? Do I need a battery charger? I know they are deep cycle batteries but I am new to this. Is there possibly a power inverter on it? If I hook it up to a 30 amp circuit will that charge the battery in any way? Thanks so much for yalls help. If there is no battery disconnect switch, I will order one and install it. In the mean time, I will disconnect the battery.
I purchased my Vibe last April. It sat for 2 weeks before we were able to use it and found the battery "deader than a door nail!" Plugged the TT electrical cable into the TV to make the jack work. Put a battery charger on it all the time now, but the damage was done! It won't hold 12v but a few days, even with the battery cables disconnected! Had it in the shop a few months later for warrantee work and Funtown in Cleburne did nothing, said it was ok.
Since the warrantee is almost expired, it's in the shop again getting final items repaired (brakes, water system leaks) and reported to them about the battery issue again. Maybe (since they have a new service rep without any TT experience) he will replace it! I asked him about pricing a batt disconnect switch, but hasn't gotton back to me yet on that after a week.
Moral of the story is if the batt goes dead/flat/etc., it crippled and you can never rely on it again!
__________________
Mewcasa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 09:55 PM   #24
Junior Member
 
GDoubleU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: North Charleston, SC
Posts: 22
I added mine to the battery frame so it would be sturdy and easy to reach. Took about 30 minutes to do so.
__________________
GDoubleU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 02:59 AM   #25
Casino Camper
 
jughrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: St Helens, Oregon
Posts: 141
I installed my cutoff switch on the battery cover because I was afraid to drill into my brand new trailer. Although it works fine and seems like it will last, now that I am a bit more experienced I would secure it to the inside of the A Frame if I were to do it again.

Additionally, I used the negative wire for the switch. The main reason for this is when working with the positive line there are many possible shorting points (any metal on the trailer). It is simply a safety issue and will not affect performance to use the positive line. Most marine applications use the hot wire.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160227_112522.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	301.3 KB
ID:	103728   Click image for larger version

Name:	HoleSaw.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	307.7 KB
ID:	103729   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160227_134745.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	270.5 KB
ID:	103730   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160227_145900_HDR.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	339.0 KB
ID:	103731   Click image for larger version

Name:	20160227_160734.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	326.8 KB
ID:	103732  

__________________
2016 Cherokee 264L (Rear Living)
2013 GMC Sierra Denali
EAZ Lift 1000 WDH w/Sway Control
2017 Nights Camped: 36 Campgrounds: 11
2016 Nights Camped: 24 Campgrounds: 8
jughrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 03:09 AM   #26
Casino Camper
 
jughrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: St Helens, Oregon
Posts: 141
This is better than the one sold at Camping World because you can remove the knob while it is parked so nobody can lift the tongue jack.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	EBAY.jpg
Views:	105
Size:	128.0 KB
ID:	103733  
__________________
2016 Cherokee 264L (Rear Living)
2013 GMC Sierra Denali
EAZ Lift 1000 WDH w/Sway Control
2017 Nights Camped: 36 Campgrounds: 11
2016 Nights Camped: 24 Campgrounds: 8
jughrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 09:28 AM   #27
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 16
I had the same thing happen over the winter. The dealer said our 26DBH does not have a factory disconnect switch. Look also for the light for the power antenna and make sure it is off when in use. If you disconnect and/or remove battery, be cautious to not cross neg & pos cables to battery when reconnecting as I did. I blew both 40 amp fuses disabling the power inverter and was unaware until our trip over this past week.
__________________
jfender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 09:18 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
beagle22b07's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Kiski River Valley
Posts: 61
Breakaway System

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandon_rss18 View Post
Thanks Turbs. So the TT should charge while its hooked up to main power? I am actually going to install a 30 amp breaker and recepticle tomorrow here at home. Our first trip is in 2 weeks and i will bring it home next weekend and have it hooked up for an entire week before leaving.
Make sure your battery is charged sufficiently to operate your emergency breakaway system before you tow it home.

Larry
__________________
Larry & Chris (Abbey & Brody camping cats)
2016 Ford F-150 XLT Sport, Super Cab, 3.5 EcoBoost, 3.55, 4x4, MaxTow w/36 gal fuel tank
2015 Rockwood MiniLite 2104S, EMS-30HW, Carchet TPMS
Days Camped: 2015 = 51; 2016 = 59; 2017 = 20
If you're lucky enough to be camping......You're lucky enough.
beagle22b07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 12:53 AM   #29
Casino Camper
 
jughrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: St Helens, Oregon
Posts: 141
I suppose it is probably safest to install a 30 amp breaker at your house but I have been using the 30 amp to 20 amp adapter for a long time and never had any problems. If you don't run the air conditioner I don't think you need to actually have 30 amp service.

I'm pretty sure your converter wont charge the battery at 30 amps and 20 amp service will be fine.
__________________
jughrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 07:58 AM   #30
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 16
I use a 15 amp to 30 amp adapter at home for short-term electric supply and it seems to work just fine. It kept the battery charged, a light on, & an infrared heater going in our TT overnight a few nights ago when the temp dipped.
__________________

__________________
jfender is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:42 AM.