Go Back   iRV2 Forums > RV SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES FORUMS > RV Systems & Appliances
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-25-2014, 01:48 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Bad Bolt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 597
Ok, now something is draining my house batteries!!

Coincidentally, after converting almost every interior light to LED, my house batteries are discharging very quickly, a matter of a few hours.

When I go to start my 7.5 Onan QD, the starter turns slow and no fire. Use the aux chassis battery and she starts right away.

Now, how can there be any draw from the LEDs if they are wired on the switched side of each light and there are no drivers on the LED's that replaced the incandescent lights. But, the problem timing is strange...
__________________

__________________
1999 HR Endeavor 37WDS
Handicapped Lift Equiped
Bad Bolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-25-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4,477
How are you charging?

Voltage readings?

Check for parasitic loads.
__________________

__________________
Tony & Lori
1989 Country Coach Savannah SE
TQ60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 03:49 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
BFlinn181's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 15,467
Do you have tank heaters for winter use? Compartment lights master switch? Those are a few things that can get turned on and forgotten. Turn every 12 v thing off you can think of, then hook up a test light between battery and (+) cable. Pull your 12 v fuses one by one to narrow down the area of the drain.
__________________

Bob & Donna
'98 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager DP being pushed by a '00 Beetle TDI
BFlinn181 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 03:52 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 171
How old are your batteries? You should be able to run every light and not drain the batteries in 2 hours. I can dry camp without turning on my generator for 1-2 days depending on how much I use the lights and that was using my heater and water pump. I found the hard way that there are 12 volt alarms hooked up in mine that will drain the batteries if I don't use the disconnect switch when I'm storing the RV, but even with that it took a month for that to happen.
__________________
Don and Barb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
batteries, house batteries



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
House Batteries Not Charging ... At All VAParrothead RV Systems & Appliances 19 07-28-2014 05:02 PM
Weird Generator and House Batteries issue. Raining Star RV Systems & Appliances 6 06-16-2014 08:13 PM
Charging house batteries while driving? psandoz Damon 4 04-13-2014 02:41 PM
Coachmen: Charging House Batteries steinjef Forest River Owners Forum 4 02-08-2014 05:18 AM
House batteries, dead after 8 days. frederick w Class A Motorhome Discussions 14 02-06-2014 01:17 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.