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Old 10-20-2020, 07:32 AM   #323
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It's probably the same setup as my '06 PA: the small solar panel maintains charge on the house batteries provided there's not a drain.

I also had problems with the chassis batt often going out and needing to use the house batts for help. Finally, a good, new battery was the answer. Now when I park the rig for any length of time w/o shore power, I turn off the main and house batts to avoid any draining.
So my problem is the RV is plugged to power all the time. I keep it at my home and keep it to shore power to maintain the Frig, run my small dehumifiers etc. Also alternately run AC's as in the summer in the South it gets pretty hot and it just maintains all the systems. The chassis battery was
replaced March 2019, the house batteries are probably late 2017 or 2018 ? they all came from Walmart so who knows. When I isolate the issue I will share. Right now I am checking the battery first.
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Old 10-20-2020, 08:23 AM   #324
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So it could be that when you are plugged in to shore power and you read the voltages at the check levels panel that you are seeing voltage at the chassis battery due to the converter sending a charge to it.

Try unplugging shore power and measure the voltage directly at the chassis battery with every thing turned off and then compare to the reading you get at the panel when you are plugged in.

I leave mine plugged in all the time for the same reasons you stated but even so still find that I need to put the chassis battery on a maintainer after any length of time. Especially if I donít turn off the chassis battery. Iíve even had it go dead after just 4 days of camping even though I was plugged in because I didnít kill the chassis battery. Iím sure there is a problem somewhere just havenít chased it down yet.
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