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Old 05-11-2017, 06:16 PM   #183
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Is there a truck shop or battery place near you who can test them?
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They were brand new.
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:18 PM   #185
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I just picked this rv up 2 months ago.
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:18 PM   #186
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Sorry, was not following the full the thread?

They should have a warranty.
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:39 PM   #187
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They need to be tested to insure you don't have any dead cells. Even though they are new there could be an issue.
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Old 05-11-2017, 06:56 PM   #188
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both batteries will charge in series unless one battery is faulty.

If they are completely dead that is not good for the batteries. In picture I have circled in red the negative terminals the black knob is my battery disconnect when I put the MH in storage I unscrew this so not to drain battery. I have two 12 volt batteries hooked in parallel.

You have two 6 volt batteries hooked in series to get 12 volts. If you place one battery on a charger make sure you use a 6 volt charger. leave them in series to charge on a 12 volt charger.
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both batteries will charge in series unless one battery is faulty. If they are completely dead that is not good for the batteries. In picture I have circled in red the negative terminals the black knob is my battery disconnect when I put the MH in storage I unscrew this so not to drain battery


Are yours wired in series or parallel?
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[QUOTE=Papaj71;3593867]Are yours wired in series or parallel?[/QUOTE

I have two 12v batteries wired in Parallel... you have two 6 volt batteries wired in series
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That's what I thought. So frustrating. Not much time to spend on it.
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:57 PM   #192
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That's what I thought. So frustrating. Not much time to spend on it.
I wanted to show you the battery disconnect knob that I unscrew when I don't have the MH hook up to shore power for long periods so the batteries does not drain.
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I have a momentary switch by the steps labeled battery disconnect and connect. Get nothing either way. No lights on my battery indicator above the stove either.
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I also have a battery disconnect switch on the dash. This way nothing can drain down the battery when I disconnect the battery terminal. Your generator should start off the chassis battery.
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Nope nothing when I push the start button.
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Nope nothing when I push the start button.

Do you have a start switch on the Generator itself? What brand of generator is it?
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