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Old 06-28-2018, 05:58 AM   #15
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I have no power where I store my coach. I simply pull the fuse for the Alarm. On my coach even when you turn off the salesman switch it still supplies power to the alarm.
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Yes some thing is running battery’s down quick quick


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Old 06-28-2018, 06:17 AM   #17
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I have no power where I store my coach. I simply pull the fuse for the Alarm. On my coach even when you turn off the salesman switch it still supplies power to the alarm.

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When I picked up my house battery’s were at like 8V

So some timing was on on...

I found a blade switch for the chassis battery’s, and I also did the house disconnect switch, it there possibly another blade to switch off for the house battery’s ???

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Old 06-28-2018, 09:19 AM   #18
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When I picked up my house battery’s were at like 8V

So some timing was on on...

I found a blade switch for the chassis battery’s, and I also did the house disconnect switch, it there possibly another blade to switch off for the house battery’s ???

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That's a Forest River product, correct?

If the batteries had a 8 volt charge, you've shortened the life considerably. If they were at that charge for any period of time, they are probably ruined.

You need to get them charged back up. Is there any on site power available you can plug in an extension cord for battery charging?

Another option is to take the batteries out and take to a local store that can load test them for you. If you go this route, be sure to take lots of pictures of the battery connections so when you re-install the batteries, you connect exactly the same way the first time.

If power is not available when in storage, you're going to need some sort of battery disconnect that disconnects everything. I don't know what FR put on there as OEM. You might need a mobile RV repair person to come install something for you. Possibly adding solar would be an option as well.
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Check all your basement doors to see if a light has been left on, also the switch on your closet door, light will come on when opened and supposed to shut off when closed...

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When I picked up my house battery’s were at like 8V
Ouch. If they're flooded or AGM lead-acid batteries, they need to be charged fully and probably equalized as soon as you can do so. 8V is considered a complete discharge and is a terrible thing to do to a deep cycle battery. The longer it stays at that voltage, the more damage is done.

Generally, lead-acid batteries should always be kept above 50%, prefer to stay above 70%, and like to be maintained on a float charge at 100% whenever possible. If you regularly discharge them below 50% or don't regularly get them up to 100%, they'll die a quick death.

If they're Lithium (LiFePO4) batteries, the battery management system should stop the discharge at 8V and they won't suffer any permanent damage.
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Update update

So I ran generator for about an hour and charged

Each battery text at 6.45volts and they and 6V battery’s do I assume they were not completely drained but low low

So with that being said what do we think is going on

I have 2 blades

One at house battery’s and one at chassis battery’s

So question is, it because i left the house blade on even tho I used house disconnect switch the reason why probably? Any help appreciated


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If you checked your battery voltage immediately after charging, the readings represented the surface voltage, not the actual battery voltage. You would need to let the batteries rest for about 2 hours before checking the voltage to get an accurate reading.

With regard to your battery discharge situation, I'm not familiar with your coach's specific wiring, so I can't say. If you have a bladed disconnect on the positive battery cable just before the batteries, that should be sufficient, though lead acid batteries will still self discharge at a rate of about 10% per month and should ideally be topped off with a 100% charge every few weeks.
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