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Old 05-21-2008, 10:34 PM   #1
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Any suggestions, The camper battery shows full charge. But has drained the truck by morning even though it has a splitter on it? { New but trying to hang in there}
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Any suggestions, The camper battery shows full charge. But has drained the truck by morning even though it has a splitter on it? { New but trying to hang in there}
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:28 PM   #3
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:22 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Camp'n Keep'her:
Any suggestions, The camper battery shows full charge. But has drained the truck by morning even though it has a splitter on it? { New but trying to hang in there} </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The obvious would be to re-check the wireing to the isolation switch. Check the switch condition at the same time. You will need a meter or at the least a light to do this acording to the manufactures instructions.
You will also want to check all the connecting wirering and plugs. It could be possible that a parasitic drain is happening somewhere in the 12v lighting system, separate from the coach service.
While doing these things check and tighten all ground wires.
I would start with a quick visual and tightening of ALL the wires in the coach connection. You may want to center on the connection plug to the camper, this often becomes a problem with time. Same with broken and crossed wires.
Something is draining the chassis battery. It is your mission to find out where and what is doing this.
You will need:
solvent cleaner
proper screwdrivers
sealant,electrical grease and tape
a inexspensive meter
wireing scamatic if possible
number to call component manufacture for info

By the time you find the problem, you will have enhanced your knowledge of the coach operation ten fold.
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:43 AM   #5
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Your truck should have a space for a second battery under the hood. Install a deep cycle RV battery there with a battery isolator and use that RV battery to power the camper.

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Do you have the Lance plug or are you using the regular 7 pin RV type plug? If you go over to the open roads forum and look on the truck camper section there is a "Truck Camper University" thread that has a wealth of information on the Lance electrical system.
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