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Old 12-04-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Power loss

Thinking it was the problem, I replaced my battery when my awning, porch light and slides would not operate even while hooked up to shore power. Over a few days, though, the battery ran down and I'm back to a dead battery and no use of slides. This time I replaced the converter and, same story. After a few days the battery power was gone and no slides. Can anyone give me another lead or thoughts as to what else this could be? I have a 2011 Cedar Creek 36RE. Thanks so much!

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Old 12-04-2013, 08:43 AM   #2
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Someone will come along and guide you I'm sure. Not being a wise guy but, in the meantime run get a multimeter and start learning how to use it. Much cheaper than throwing parts and dollars at an undetermined problem.

I can't locate it now (on iPhone) but there are some excellent links in other threads to electrical testing. I'll try to locate them later and check back in here when I have some time. Good luck.

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Old 12-04-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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This could be fuses, circuit breakers switches, connections. You need a meter, or someone who knows how to test 12V systems.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:14 AM   #4
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Need to know what the voltage is at the battery, both plugged in and not. Check all of the ground connections from battery to power center. If you can replace the converter, then you can do the systematic trouble shooting necessary.

I assume the all the slides, etc worked after the battery was replaced, at least for awhile? If so it has to be the battery or charging circuit.
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It could also possibly be a bad connection somewhere in the main power wiring. Check and clean connections at battery, the battery ground to the chassis (at battery) and positive & negative at the panel. Did all 12 volt loads work fine at first?

There should be a circuit breaker (like in a TT) just downstream of the battery somewhere but am not sure where in a FW. It could be faulty or the connections loose or corroded.

As said, get a voltmeter and check the voltage at a few locations. You should determine if the charger is working or not. With battery disconnected, measure the output right at the panel with 120V on, then off. Do this at battery too. If the battery worked perfectly fine when first installed, then it drained down in just 3 days, it sounds like the charger isn't charging.

While checking the fuses, check the reverse polarity fuse also. If you inadvertently connected the battery in reverse polarity, that could have blown this fuse.
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