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Old 08-26-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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12v Battery Drains While Driving

So I must be doing something wrong or there is a defect in my new 277HW. Here's the situation. Brand new 27d battery, charged on a tender plus. Installed on camper 2 days before our trip. Although wired, camper still plugged in to AC. Ready to travel: unplug AC, hook up trailer and drive 5 hours to campground. Now unhooked, ready to raise the roof, reduced power on winch, dimmed lights etc. Switch to back up battery, everything works great. Power for 4 days. So it got me thinking about my last outing. Same situation, only this time the battery is dead and not holding charge. Also a one year old battery, charged and installed the same way. This is a serious concern for me as we only dry camp. Had another pop up for years and nerve had a problem. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:14 AM   #2
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tv should charge as you travel.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:18 AM   #3
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Yes, I am aware of that. I am bringing in for service tomorrow, but it am hoping to get some advice here in case they are stumped. Again, new charged battery, hooked while driving, dead or drained upon arriving at the campground. It's as if the converter box is destroying the batteries while driving.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:24 AM   #4
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Is your fridge on Propane or 12vdc?
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12v. Propane off while traveling.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:30 AM   #6
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Was it the same truck you were using with the pop up that never had a problem? Either way it's probably worth checking the plug on the truck to make sure the 12v power line to the trailer is working.

That said unlikely a 5 hour drive would drain a battery if the AC was keeping it successfully charged at the house.
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Checking the truck plug is just what my service man said when I called to make the appointment. You may be on the right track. Thanks!
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Your converter cannot drain the battery while driving.
Why not use gas while traveling?

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I didn't think it was safe to travel with propane on.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:43 AM   #10
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I didn't think it was safe to travel with propane on.
most of us travel with propane on.
I've done it for 14 + years.




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