RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Hybrid Travel Trailers: Battery Problems

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Hybrid Travel Trailers

Open Roads Forum  >  Hybrid Travel Trailers

 > Battery Problems

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Sponsored By:
bikendan

Napa, Cal.

Senior Member

Joined: 11/21/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/15/12 09:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the battery probably has a bad cell. get a hydrometer also.


Dan- Firefighter, Shawn- Musician/Entrepreneur, Zoe- Faithful Golden Retriever(RIP), 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche LS, 2007 Rockwood Roo 23SS w/Equalizer and Prodigy, and 5 Mtn. bikes and 2 Road bikes


rebel412

michigan

New Member

Joined: 05/02/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/15/12 09:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bikendan wrote:

the battery probably has a bad cell. get a hydrometer also.
Gotcha on the hydrometer. thanks.

Padlin

W. Ma.

Senior Member

Joined: 06/15/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/16/12 04:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do as you plan and check the battery, if after charging it it shows good with both the hygrometer and the load tester then reenact it in the driveway. If it goes dead again disconnectthe loads via the breaker panel and try again to narrow it down.


Happy Motoring
Bob & Deb

W Ma.
12 F150 HD SCAB EcoBoost LB 4x4
14 Escape 5.0 TA

RustyFairmount

Michigan

Full Member

Joined: 09/23/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/16/12 07:49am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Where in michigan do you live? I'm in st clair shores. If we're nearby, we can walk through the electrical together. You can also pull the battery and have it tested at pep boys, autozone, etc.

rebel412

michigan

New Member

Joined: 05/02/2010

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/16/12 09:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RustyFairmount wrote:

Where in michigan do you live? I'm in st clair shores. If we're nearby, we can walk through the electrical together. You can also pull the battery and have it tested at pep boys, autozone, etc.
I live in monroe just over the ohio border. I bought a tester and after testing the battery with a load on it, it showed the battery to be bad. I also borrowed another battery and hooked it up and everything works great. So tomorrow I will buy a new battery and install it. A good fathers day project. I really do appreciate the offer though. I'll keep you in mind if I have any more issues. haha.

Jerry9n

SE Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 10/28/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/16/12 09:24am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The +/- debate continually comes up. (Ever since Ben Franklin decided on positive and negative). The long and short of it is that it doesn't really matter which you disconnect, either plus or minus, as long as you go back to the battery and disconnect ALL WIRES going to the battery post, either positive or negative.

Bear in mind if you do put one of these switches in and have it turned off, if you forget to turn it back on you probably will not have your emergency breakaway switch working the brakes. Make sure you turn it back on before you tow.

On one other forum, someone posted three wiring diagrams, switch in positive, switch in negative, and a third with the switch in the positive switching everything but the breakaway switch. Unfortunately I couldn't find the thread.


Jerry9n
2009 23' Cikira Escape EXP
2006 Ford Expedition
Reese Pro Series SC
Tekonsha Primus IQ
HTT Mods


RustyFairmount

Michigan

Full Member

Joined: 09/23/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/16/12 11:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I saw a Roo 23ss at RV show with the cutoff switch inside the camper by the conveter. I asked the dealer why it was there rather than outside by the battery. His answer: To cutoff the camper from the battery without disconecting the emergency brakes or the TV from the battery. I thought that was pretty clever.

Jerry9n

SE Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 10/28/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 06/16/12 12:01pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Found the link with the wiring diagrams. Check out the third.

Thread on battery switches clicky

Chuck_S

Broadview Hts, OH, USA

Senior Member

Joined: 03/15/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 06/20/12 04:47pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've yet to see a trailer completely disconnect and need the breakaway switch. I'll take a chance about leaving the switch off. I'm as likely to forget to couple the trailer.

-- Chuck


'06 Roo 23SS behind '07 Expedition out of Cleveland
Our Photo pages


This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Hybrid Travel Trailers

 > Battery Problems
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Hybrid Travel Trailers


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS