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Old 07-21-2005, 10:55 AM   #1
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After driving about 16 hours my TT battery is dead or nearly so. I started with a fully charged, nearly new bat. I need to stay hooked to truck for lights etc. Also now after 5000 mi trip it won't take a full charge. The battery was less than a year old and hadn't been a problem before. Any ideas???
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After driving about 16 hours my TT battery is dead or nearly so. I started with a fully charged, nearly new bat. I need to stay hooked to truck for lights etc. Also now after 5000 mi trip it won't take a full charge. The battery was less than a year old and hadn't been a problem before. Any ideas???
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:24 PM   #3
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The plug on your tow vehicle may not be charging the battery. Check that there is power to the plug on your truck, some are marked, some not. If you arent able to check it any RV or trailer shop should be able to.

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Old 07-21-2005, 01:28 PM   #4
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What is running in the TT when you are on the road?
Is your fridge an automatic that seeks power? Some fridges will automatically switch to 12vdc when unplugged from the shore power.
You should not have a dead battery when you are towing. Something is drawing a lot of power to drain a deep cycle battery that quick.
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:33 AM   #5
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i agree with cybervet, something is going on in the trailer while you are towing. If the charge wire isn't working and the fridge is on 12v your battery will be dead pretty quick. I bought a rig once with a 3 way fridge, the guy I bought it from had disconnected the 12v, said it kept draining the batteries so I left it that way. John
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