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Old 05-18-2020, 01:45 PM   #21
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Danny when I was working I liked Hilton Garden Inn but then I was spending the company's money.
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Old 05-24-2020, 10:18 AM   #22
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My electrical knowledge is severely limited. Having said that, why wouldn’t RV designers install a device that would limit the output leaving the battery box to 12 volt?

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Old 05-24-2020, 10:25 AM   #23
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My electrical knowledge is severely limited. Having said that, why wouldn’t RV designers install a device that would limit the output leaving the battery box to 12 volt?

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That would involve $$, something manufacturers don't like to spend...

I don't know if that's the real reason, but I do know they don't like to SPEND money just EARN it!!
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Old 05-25-2020, 01:46 AM   #24
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My electrical knowledge is severely limited. Having said that, why wouldn’t RV designers install a device that would limit the output leaving the battery box to 12 volt?
Usually because they sell them with only one battery box and battery, so there's no way to exceed 12V. If you add a second battery, it is assumed you know what you're doing and how to wire it properly. Sounds like the previous owner either didn't know what he was doing or didn't communicate it properly. Since he had only one additional jumper, it sure sounds like the former. Perhaps he ran one battery until he ran it so low that it wouldn't work, then added the other one in series to "boost it."
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Old 05-25-2020, 06:14 AM   #25
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You can't "idiot proof" everything. In my opinion i t's great when people try new projects and learn new things but if you don't know the consequences maybe some more research is in order. Otherwise, chalk up your mistakes as a learning experience. Expecting the manufacturer to install very expensive add on's to prevent the very few from making a costly mistake isn't realistic.
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Old 05-25-2020, 06:40 AM   #26
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Me thinks the OP may have been saved by a dead or near dead battery that stopped you from getting the full 24v's.
The advice on new batteries and tires is sound, I would go there.
You may want to offer up how you plan to use this rig, ie: boondocking, occasional dry overnights, or always on shore power. This will get you good advice on this site as to the array of batteries that will suit you best, as in 2-6's, 2-12's or even just one 12.
Anyway congrats on the new camper and enjoy it. Family camping with small kids is so great. Memories that will last a lifetime. Even when the 8 year old plays with buttons.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:35 AM   #27
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simple answer, get your batteries checked. if one is back replace BOTH. I'd go with 2 6 volt....and correctly wire them.


https://www.etrailer.com/question-60431.html




p.s. have no idea about why something in your trailer didn't work correctly but here you go.
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