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Old 05-18-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I am gilda to find this site as we are new also. We do have a question though and from what I have read here this is what you want ...to help us newbies. Here goes:we went to get our trailer from storage. The battery was dead. We took it, charge it, had it checked, it is a good battery. However, when I hooked it back up to the trailer, we have no power, well, maybe a little because know when we try to turn on anything electrical we get a high beeping sound. It sounds much like a smoke alarm beep when a battery has to be replaced. It only beeps when we try to turn on any electricity. We have a flagstaff by Forrest river. We have contacted them about ordering an owners manual but really want to get the trailer out soon. Any ideas or thoughts on what we should do or try? Thanks, we can' t wait to join the RV fun but also know we have much to learn.

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Best thing to do when you store your trailer is to disconnect the positive terminal at the battery or install a battery disconnect.

You have a propane sensor that is probably on and drawing the battery down. There may be other parasitic loads like the memory on the radio if equipped.


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Howdy and Hope you get the battery issue resolved soon. You may want to post your question over in the travel trailer discussion section and see if someone can help. Hope you enjoy all your future adventures.
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Hi, welcome to IRV2. Don't have a clue about batteries, just wanted to welcome you to a great forum. The folks here will be along to help you out or like Steve says, try the TT section. Good luck and safe travels.
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Welcome to the forum,

As already said, maybe the battery was drawn down by some 'hidden' load. To be sure that it is the battery, have it checked at one of these battery sellers, like Auto Discount Store.

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Thank you for all your help. We got the situation fixed and the trailer is home ready to use. Appreciate all the directions to go and it put us on the right track.
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