Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > MH-General Discussions & Problems
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  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 08-05-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Starting Battery draining

Help Please. The battery that starts the engine will only hold a charge for 3 days mx. Supposed to be new at least thats what they old me when I bought my camper 4 months ago. 1999 National Dolphin model 5370

Tina32955 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 08-05-2012, 08:56 AM   #2
Senior Member
nightriderrv's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 1,678
Take it out and let the guys at the auto parts store put the tester on it then you will know for sure if it's bad. Is it full of water and not dry, eather that or bad battery I would start there before troubleshooting the unit

Mark Anderson - Nebo NC - western NC - RV Restoration tech - 9 Doggies - Outdoors person
1990 33ft Wilderness Cimarron 33X
nightriderrv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
RickO's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Litchfield Park, Arizona
Posts: 10,528
Hi and welcome to the forum!

Yep, sounds like a bad battery but make sure it's not dry, then take it out and get it tested. Check the date on the battery. They should have warranty and purchase information on the label. Is you coach still under some kind of warranty or was it a private party that told you it was new?

Rick, Nancy, Peanut & Lola our Westie Dogs & Bailey the Sheltie.

2007 Itasca Ellipse 40FD
RickO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2012, 09:06 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: somewhere in the west
Posts: 1,168
I would trouble shoot prior to anything else. At the least, test for a load when you think there should not be one. A good multimeter is IMHO, a must have item in an RV.

Ed-Sommers is offline   Reply With Quote


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

» 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 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:56 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.