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Old 06-11-2018, 12:35 PM   #1
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Hello I recently purchased a Dutchman Endurance and after placing the rv in the park on Saturday and getting it all hooked up; on Sunday I began getting the inside taken care of. Late Sunday evening the CO & LP monitor began to beep, the lights began to diem, and then everything shut down. My surge protector at the breaker box had all the lights green but nothing was operating in the trailer. I came to find out that there's something draining my battery and just can't figure it out. I even have a charger/trickle charge connected to it and it still get drained. The charger tells me that it's a bad battery but when I had it checked out at the auto parts store it showed to be good. Has anyone had this problem; the place that I purchased it from is 100 mile away and they told me that it's to far for a service call, and asked me to take it to them and I work 6 days a week. Help
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:40 PM   #2
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Was the Use/Store switch in the Use mode? In store mode, it acts as a battery disconnect to prevent drains.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:01 PM   #3
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No it's not in the store mode; when I do switch it to the store mode it will shut everything down.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:03 PM   #4
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Are you telling me that I should have it in the store mode? I'm currently and will be living in it for a long duration.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:04 PM   #5
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Since your charger is indicating a problem with the battery: I'd run with that diagnosis...
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:12 PM   #6
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Ok Thanks for your help I'll place it in the store mode and see what happens.
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:49 AM   #7
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If you will be using it, you want it in Use mode. It seems that your battery may not be either getting a charge or holding a charge. If you have a multimeter, you can check the battery voltage and see what is happening. Try it in both Use and Store modes just to see if there is a difference. Since Store mode is a disconnect, it should be the true battery voltage. Use mode may indicate higher charging voltages.
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