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Old 10-28-2015, 06:25 PM   #21
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Thanks, Bob. In town to get wifi, will check the flame and light when I get back to the site.


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In your case, don't use the battery setting, will use too much juice. Do you hear the flame burning at the outside vent? Is the light on when you open the door?
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:26 PM   #22
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Is the battery switch below the seat in the rear of the driver's side? Wouldn't it be on if the lights are working and the water pump is working?

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Also the battery switch needs to be on . Frig does need battery power too . Pat
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:27 PM   #23
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Can it hurt the system? What's the lowest is can go?

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If your battery is indeed 11 V somebody should be helping you look at getting that back up.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:28 PM   #24
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Glenn, it's the reading on the solar panel. There is no electric service here. I've paid up until Sunday. I have to figure out how to get the reading higher.

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I'm concerned about "Reading got down to 11".

Are you talking about 11 Volts from your battery?
I would hook up and get as site with electric service and then try to figure out the fridge and battery.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:29 PM   #25
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Ellen,
Do you have twin 6V or 12V?
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Twin 6V

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Do you have twin 6V or 12V?
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:30 PM   #27
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Don't know your system or batteries, but if you are getting 11 volts, your battery is close to deceased.
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Old 10-28-2015, 06:31 PM   #28
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Yes, stove working fine. Will try to hook up and charge from the car -- will that help? What is the lowest V it can get and still run things? Is it hurting the system being at 11? Thanks!!!
It will take a while to charge the battery from the tow vehicle. The 11v reading is troubling, since a fully charged 12v or dual 6s should actually be at 13.4 volts. I would not let the battery get much below 10v; at that point it will be 25% discharged. It is a deep cycle battery so discharging it more is not as detrimental as discharging you car battery. I would suggest getting to a camp site where you get sun or shore power. How many days have you been "off grid."
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If you are reading 11v flat on your batteries they are in trouble. Hook up the car when you get back and leave it running for a bit and try and get cpr on the battery. You'll need to get the batteries charged back up tonight somehow.
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OK, this is scary. I was never at 13.4 volts. Never above something like 12.4.
I've been off grid since I picked up at ETI on the 15th. But was always showing the approx 12.4.
We're talking about the solar panel reading on the inside of the trailer, to the left of the reading for fresh, grey and black tanks, right?

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It will take a while to charge the battery from the tow vehicle. The 11v reading is troubling, since a fully charged 12v or dual 6s should actually be at 13.4 volts. I would not let the battery get much below 10v; at that point it will be 25% discharged. It is a deep cycle battery so discharging it more is not as detrimental as discharging you car battery. I would suggest getting to a camp site where you get sun or shore power. How many days have you been "off grid."
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