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Old 10-13-2015, 12:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy New FR TT, Battery drains in 2 days?? (parked)

Leave it for a day or two, need to plug into truck just to move the slides!

Yes, we turned everything off, at least everything we could think of....

If this is how it's supposed to work, gonna need some isolation switch on this sad little battery. Or is there one already, that I am not finding??
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:30 AM   #2
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First, have the battery checked with a load test, you could have a bad one.
Second, if the battery checks out, you need to isolate what is draining the battery. With a fully charged battery and a voltmeter, flip all the breakers off and one at a time, pull the fuses till you see a voltage change.
Third, install a battery disconnect switch. Fairly cheap fix.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:49 AM   #3
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Did you pull out the plug for the emergency brakes? That would do it.
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:58 AM   #4
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Mfgs/dealers are known for supplying minimum quality battery(s)--as mentioned, have it tested just to see if it is good, load-tested not just voltage tested.
With one battery, you need to have the highest amp-hour/deep cycle available--even then, if you don't monitor what you are using powerwise, you can easily run it down.
And, a battery disconnect switch (easy to install) should help to solve the problem.
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:32 PM   #5
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When was the last time you FULLY charged the battery? The connection to the TV won't provide nearly enough current to do it. That will usually only provide enough the fridge running while you are towing.

The converter/half-a$$ charger USUALLY won't provide enough to truly charge the battery. Get a good voltmeter and check your battery's voltage after an hour or so at rest. It should be around 12.6v when full. If not, buy a good multi-stage charger and let it go to work.
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Old 10-13-2015, 01:41 PM   #6
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Not unheard of. You have lots of items that will put a parasitic drain on the battery like the clock on the microwave and stereo, the 12V TV antenna, the CO2 detector and more.

I've found it easiest just to disconnect the battery when not in use. If I've used it on a weekend trip, and the travel wasn't far, i'll bring the battery home and hook it up to a 3-stage battery charger to be sure it's back to full before the next trip.
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Old 10-13-2015, 03:10 PM   #7
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trailerus (battery issue)...

Thanks, all, for the experienced responses. Will look into all of the above.

Also, for the record, Mike, from Quietwoods, the aforementioned dealership replied very quickly with an understandable invitation to bring it on in to the service department. (I may have failed to mention that the trailer lives 2000 miles away...)... don't laugh, I STILL think the deal easily justified the 1-week trip and a thousand bucks in fuel. Also a nice road trip!

This is my first forum-- now that I see how it works, I may come up with some better questions.

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... don't laugh, I STILL think the deal easily justified the 1-week trip and a thousand bucks in fuel. Also a nice road trip!

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This I believe:

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Many of the batteries are the basic group 24 ones the dealer puts in. With all the hard wired electronic in newer trailers today, one might only get 2-3 days on battery power. The frig now will stop cycling once the voltage gets below a certain voltage to protect it's electronics.

I notice our newer 2013 tt has the following items that help drain the battery over what our 2005 tt had: hard wired CO detector, backlight on CD/radio stays on 24/7, on the trailers fuse panel each breaker has a green or red light that stays on 24/7, the fan on the converter comes on if two or more lights are turned on in the trailer.

I have since upgraded to a group 29 battery, and bought a 100 watt portable solar panel. Used it twice in August on two 4 night stays dry camping.
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Probably just your propane and Co2 detectors. As Loraura said, just disconnect the negative side of the battery.
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" the fan on the converter comes on if two or more lights are turned on in the trailer."

Ahh, but if the converter comes on, it means you are plugged in and should be charged...

Don't forget the new TVs always are using power for the instant-on feature.

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Yep. I just installed this on our TT this morning. Works great. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-14-2015, 09:35 PM   #14
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Battery Disconnect

I just installed a battery disconnect switch on the back side of the battery box. The picture is taken from the side and top. I wanted it kind of out of the way and it's easy to reach in and switch it on or off . We use 2 deep cycle 12 volts batteries connected in parallel and this kills all power to the Trailer, so no radio, CO detector, etc draining the battery now that I had to winterize and wait, wait, wait for spring to come so hubby and I can go camping again.

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