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Old 06-13-2021, 03:51 PM   #1
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Battery issue

No battery power dry camping help!
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Old 06-13-2021, 03:56 PM   #2
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First order of business
Locate and flip the battery power switch to on. They are usually under the dinette and are a simple flipper type switch.
All fuses good in the fuse panel.
Battery cables tight on battery posts.
Main fuse in holder in battery box good. It’s usually a maxi blade type. Not visible, gotta open the tab on the holder and pull it out.
Hope this helps.
A two year old wiggling around under the table can and will bump this switch, also your leg, your dog, etc.
Check these and report back.
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:00 PM   #3
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Tried that any other suggestions?
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:04 PM   #4
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Is nothing working on battery? Like your lights?
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:05 PM   #5
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Main fuse holder? The red case by batteries?
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:06 PM   #6
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When you say no battery power, even your ceiling lights do not work?
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:07 PM   #7
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Nothing is working lights ect just install 2 new deep cycle Duracell batteries
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:11 PM   #8
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:22 PM   #9
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Did you charge the batteries after they were installed? What have you been running your refrigerator on - gas or DC?
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:34 PM   #10
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Did you test the batteries for proper voltage?
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Old 06-13-2021, 04:52 PM   #11
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Background info to clarify: The two new batteries, are they each 6 Volt (6V) batteries? When installed, is there a short cable that connects the Positive (+) terminal of one battery to the negative (-) terminal of the other?
Do you have a voltmeter (VOM)?
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Old 06-13-2021, 06:46 PM   #12
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Do you have a voltmeter (VOM)?
You are dry camping - therefore you MUST have a voltmeter, aka, multi-meter, aka volt-ohm-meter (VOM). Set it on Volts and put the meter leads right on the battery terminals and report the reading to us.
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Old 06-13-2021, 08:02 PM   #13
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The fact that the batteries were just installed suggests an installation issue - was there power after they were installed, but not anymore... or did they never work?

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You are dry camping - therefore you MUST have a voltmeter, aka, multi-meter, aka volt-ohm-meter (VOM). Set it on Volts and put the meter leads right on the battery terminals and report the reading to us.
And by "MUST", you meant "should", right? Lots of people don't have a multimeter among their tools, if they carry tools at all.
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If you plug in your 7 pin harness to your tow vehicle and start the engine (assuming key on makes 12V line hot) does everything work?
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And by "MUST", you meant "should", right? Lots of people don't have a multimeter among their tools, if they carry tools at all.
Well, no. I qualified that statement with "dry camping". If you are out in the wilderness there are some basics that everyone should have if they want to avoid trouble. A spare tire and first aid kit are examples. A multi-meter is in the same category.
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Tried that any other suggestions?
open up the WFCO two screws on the front , make sure no shore power is attached . There are 40 amp fuses in there , check them. I think they are reverse polarity fuses but could be blown with a spark.
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Well, no. I qualified that statement with "dry camping". If you are out in the wilderness there are some basics that everyone should have if they want to avoid trouble. A spare tire and first aid kit are examples. A multi-meter is in the same category.
I agree - "should", along with a bunch of other tools.

Of course, "dry camping" can mean spending a night without services in an urban area, so it isn't necessarily "out in the wilderness" without support.
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open up the WFCO two screws on the front , make sure no shore power is attached . There are 40 amp fuses in there , check them. I think they are reverse polarity fuses but could be blown with a spark.
Yes there are two 40A fuses in the WFCO-8955 for reverse polarity. Since recent battery work was done these would be a good thing to check.
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Have you checked the trailer wiring....... Black goes to B+ White goes to Negative battery post
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Old 06-14-2021, 11:14 AM   #20
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My 17B has a 40 amp maxi-fuse in its own fuse holder inside the left 6v battery box. I would check that first if yours has it. If it's blown, you likely exceeded the load with a large inverter or possibly got a temporary short somewhere.
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