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RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

Hi everyone. Ole girl is back on comms :) Sorry for the delay as the past month has probably been the most difficult of my life. I'm settled now full time in my RV at a park. I wanted to thank this community for helping me trouble shoot this and let everyone know that the problem was indeed a bad isolator. Hope this helps anyone who is having the same issue. Sorry again for the delayed response.
sgordon_lazydaze 10/10/21 03:20pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

Capacitor, This may be a stupid question but if I remove all the wires from the isolator, can the alternator still communicate with the car battery to charge it or is it wired alternator>isolator>battery(s) ? Gary, This is the charger I have- I've only used it on my house battery but can try with the car battery. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0797KK3N2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Still a bit confused on how to check where the source of drain is coming from as this is all new to me but will study over everyones notes and try and locate the power drain.
sgordon_lazydaze 09/06/21 03:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

Copy that- thanks so much for the tip. I've purchased the terminal disconnect switches and will replace car battery in the mean time. Love this community!
sgordon_lazydaze 09/06/21 03:33pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

Water pump, water heater both have been switched off. I installed an inverter to the house battery but it's off when I'm not using it. Rear camera wired directly to the house so could be actively pulling power? But then again I had installed for months with no battery issues. Will obsessively search again for any compartment lights. Wouldn't a fuse appear blown in house if there was a short? Ive checked the house fuse box and all fuses are good. How about fuses related to car battery? Any idea where those would be located? By bad ground do you mean the actual connection to the ground on the battery? Sorry I have very basic electrical knowledge and very little knowledge of cars. This is proving to be a good excuse to educate myself more on both. The isolator seems to be connected to both batteries but unsure exactly how it's wired. I'll check for a built in CO detector, I installed a smoke/co detector in the ceiling but it runs on batteries/not wired to house. Any other tips are highly appreciated! So glad I found this community. Thanks!!
sgordon_lazydaze 09/06/21 03:09pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Batteries won't hold charge - need help

Thanks so much for the reply, Gary. Any idea what could be on? Something that may not be obvious like a fan or light- I'm not sure what to look for. Yes, I have access to a multimeter to check voltage. Voltage on car battery is reading under 12v. Since I cant start the engine due to dead battery, I'm not able to read voltage coming from current isolator. I imagine I need to replace the battery in order to move forward with trouble shooting? Thanks again!
sgordon_lazydaze 09/06/21 02:28pm Class C Motorhomes
Batteries won't hold charge - need help

Hi All, Newbie here so please excuse any ignorance. I have a 1992 class c Lazy Daze with a Chevrolet G30 cab. I purchase her in March and drove every week/weekend with no problems for about 3-4 months. Went to go move her one day and both car battery and house battery were completely dead. Discovered I had left a small fan on for two days (oops) so it made sense. I replaced both batteries and made sure nothing else had been left on. Drove around for a couple days, then- bam - wouldn't start again. Both batteries dead- this time nothing was left on and nothing was draining power. Had a mechanic come out and alternator was reading as dead so I had the alternator replaced and once again replaced both batteries- started up no problem. Next day I drove her for about 3 hours, still no problems. Day after that, both batteries dead again. After doing some research I discovered the purpose of the isolator. So, my question to you all is- do we think if I replace the isolator (seems easy enough to replace myself) that this will solve the problem? Or do we think it's necessary to have it towed to an RV mechanic? I'm in a bit of a tight spot as I'm in the process of moving into her full time and leaving a failing relationship so will take any help I can get to have this fixed asap. I've gone ahead and ordered a new isolator (same as the current one installed - diode) that will arrive tomorrow. I will try and replace my car battery though Autozone warranty for the 4th?? time but not sure if they will give me another within the warranty. Please help!
sgordon_lazydaze 09/06/21 12:59pm Class C Motorhomes
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