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Old 01-22-2018, 10:05 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone could help me with my problem. My batteries keep draining in my Ford engine, not my coach. I have tried unplugging everything in the rv. I have new batteries in it (2). It is stored in a garage where it is not in the elements, but when I go out to crank it up it is totally dead and I have to charge the batteries. HELP
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First determine whether the battery is good or bad, or it is a parasitic drain that is sucking the battery down.

Take the battery out and have it tested, you could have a bad cell.

If the battery is good, then store the battery without being connected, to verify that it holds charge.

They do make DC current meters, but you may find them expensive to buy for one time use. So unless you have one or could borrow/buy one, pull all of the fuses, and reconnect the battery and verify with dc digital voltmeter that it holds charge for a couple days. If so, then begin putting the fuses back, and see what circuit is drawing down the battery. It will take some deductive work to determine what is happening.

If your battery gets drawn down without any fuses engaged, then suspect the alternator has a bad diode in its rectifier bridge. You can sometimes detect the temperature of the alternator to see if it's warm when the engine is cold.

I just had a situation last week in a personal vehicle, battery went dead after sitting for over a week. Found I left a GPS turned on.....duhhh.
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Another member (1doodadd) just posted this on another problem thread.

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Put a battery disconnect on the ground cable and then see if it holds charge. If it does maybe you have a bad diode in the alternator and it's draining the battery. If you don't want to put on a disconnect to check it just unhook one of the cables.
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