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Old 06-25-2014, 09:42 PM   #15
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new to TT and probably my fault here. brought my jayco home for first time and used the power jack to level when off the grid - not sure if this caused the battery to discharge
Sounds like the dealer did not give you fully charged battery. Usually the battery is not installed until the customer buys the unit and then a new battery is installed. The battery should have been fully charged. If not, and the battery is old (sitting outside on the trailer for months without charging), then yes one use of the power jack could easily deplete the battery. I'd take it back to the dealer and ask why the battery is dead.

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Old 06-25-2014, 10:23 PM   #16
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thanks to everyone with the help. Turned out that it was a loose connection. water and fuses were good. charging was fine once i discovered that the connections were loose and fixed those!
Good thing is i learnt a lot and before my first trip.
getting set for my first TT trip this weekend!
thanks again.

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Old 06-26-2014, 07:50 AM   #17
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:33 AM   #18
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Hah! As we say in the technical business, always check layer 1! , go figure it was the wiring.... Good to hear and have the best time you can as these times go by fast!
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:56 AM   #19
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Good luck on your first trip!!
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:52 PM   #20
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Hah! As we say in the technical business, always check layer 1! , go figure it was the wiring.... Good to hear and have the best time you can as these times go by fast!
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:11 PM   #21
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long story short, there are 7 layers to a network.

layer one is physical, ....etc... I will spare you the details.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:46 AM   #22
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Fyi - Group 24 batteries are the smallest and weakest. If you have to replace it use a Group 29 battery. It will have 75% more reserve power than the small group 24.

Interstate Battery sells a new Group 24 for $100 and a Group 29 for $125.

To me getting the much better battery for only $25 more is an easy choice.

Also there is a Group 27 that is a between size.

Make sure the battery box is big enough or you will also need a larger battery box. A larger battery box may not fit in the existing brackets and you may need to move the brackets.

But to me, having the larger battery with more reserve power is worth it.

P.S. google 6v golf cart batteries. This is the best way to go but these cost much more and you will need two of them.

Good luck

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