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Old 04-12-2016, 04:32 PM   #1
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12 volt electrical issue

I have a 2004 Allure, I just got it out of storage after about 2 months. It has 2 new deep cycle house batteries less than 6 months old. The starting battery is a little older but still in good shape. When stored the main power switches for engine and house batteries are shut off. I had to have it jumped to start it today. When I got it home I put a charger on the house batteries which are totally dead, even with the charger on them there does not seem to be any current flowing thru them. Other than the 12 volt disconnect for the house batteries by the front door, is there a main fuse that should be checked, or any other suggestions.
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Batteries died due low voltage for too long, they will need replacing.
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I remove all cables from the batteries when going to long term storage. Even with the "disconnect switches off, there is still a parasitic drain. The only way to insure no drain is to remove either both cables or only either the hot or ground. Arguments both ways on that. You have probably drawn down those batteries beyond recovery. My opinion and experience.��
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I have a 2004 Allure, I just got it out of storage after about 2 months. It has 2 new deep cycle house batteries less than 6 months old. The starting battery is a little older but still in good shape. When stored the main power switches for engine and house batteries are shut off. I had to have it jumped to start it today. When I got it home I put a charger on the house batteries which are totally dead, even with the charger on them there does not seem to be any current flowing thru them. Other than the 12 volt disconnect for the house batteries by the front door, is there a main fuse that should be checked, or any other suggestions.
The best and only thing to do Larry, is invest in a Battery load tester. I bought one on E-bay, if you do not want to but a load tester, take them out and take them to where you might buy new batteries, and they can load test them for you. This is the best way to tell if there is any life left in them.

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