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Old 09-16-2020, 03:32 AM   #1
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Hello from Hillsboro OR

Just picked up a 2018 THOR Citation 24SJ Summit Package from Johnson RV...its beautiful and we cannot wait to get mobile!...were still in orientation mode so Im finding the forum notes compelling reading (but who created the Forum format?its crazy!)...so, first observation, while off shore power, the house battery went down to 10v while running the fridge on LP for just over 6 hours...the LP generator wouldnt start...is that normal?...I bet I have more puzzles to solve in these early days...cheers, Ian
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:58 AM   #2
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Sounds like battery checkup is in order
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:28 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. Sometimes it takes several tries for the generator to start.
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:34 AM   #4
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Old 09-16-2020, 11:43 AM   #5
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If the battery (or is it batteries?) couldn't hold a charge for that length of time: there's something going on with them.
Can you check the water levels in them? It's possible that they've never been topped-off...
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:23 PM   #6
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Hi Harmsy

Welcome to the forum. With your Thor Citation you said you have the Summit Package and are having an issue with the coach batteries dipping down in voltage after 6 hrs of frige use. The summit package comes with a 100 amp solar coach battery charging system and should help keep those coach batteries from draining so quickly. I would start at the coach batteries first. They should be tested under load and most auto shops(Pep Boys, Auto Zone. NAPA) will test them for free. Most probably they need to be replaced. I have a 2018 Thor Siesta 24SS with the summit package. I had to change out my house batteries(which are under the steps at the entry door) this past December 2019. I bought my motor home brand new in March 2018. The factory batteries were dated 2017. I purchased two replacement deep cycle marine batteries as replacements. I am also sending you a pm with the details.

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Old 09-16-2020, 02:49 PM   #7
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We had to replace the house batteries in our 2020 Vegas 24.1 after 1 week. The dealer replaced them under warranty. They sit around on the lot for months with vampire voltage drain and no maintenance and you the customer end up with dead or dying batteries .
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:51 PM   #8
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We had to replace the house batteries in our 2020 Vegas 24.1 after 1 week. The dealer replaced them under warranty. They sit around on the lot for months with vampire voltage drain and no maintenance and you the customer end up with dead or dying batteries .
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:38 AM   #9
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Tried to send you a ‘thank you’ but the forum process wouldn’t let me...anyway, thx...took it in for a battery check and some other snag list items today...cheers, Ian
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