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Old 11-18-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
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Travel Trailer Battery Charging

Hello All:

I have a 2006 CR Zinger 32 QBS. Not sure why, but battery doesn't seem to be taking a charge. I have checked the water in the battery, the 50 Amp in-line fuse appears to be okay, the circuit breakers are all good, and the two 30 Amp fuses appear to be okay.

Does anyone know if this particular model has a battery cutoff switch hidden somewhere?

It is plugged into a 20 Amp outlet with a 30 Amp to 15 Amp Adapter.

Sorry for the dumb question, but would like to get the battery charged before I disconnect it for winter storage.

What am I missing...except for the potential of a bad battery?

Ideas? This one has me stumped.

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Old 11-18-2013, 02:46 PM   #2
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You might want to pull the battery out and take it some place where they can load test it and test each cell with a hydrometer.
If it's the original battery chances are it's bad.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Thanks Farmer.

I'll probably dig out my old voltmeter from the shed somewhere first. If it is running 13.5 I should be good. If I still can't sniff it out, it could very well be the battery cell.

I am the second owner on this TT, but it appears that this is not the original factory battery.

Stumped.

I suspect a Bud Light or two and a voltmeter might take me where I need to go.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:56 PM   #4
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There should be a date on the battery indicating it's age. If it is the original, I would suspect it is just too old to work anymore.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #5
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We have a 2014 32QB - no kill switch I am aware of...
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:46 PM   #6
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Thanks guys!
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:16 PM   #7
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I doubt a cut out switch unless previous owner added one which is possible. Our 06 Cruiser didn't have one but does now. Trace the wires out.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:21 PM   #8
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I'd feel a whole lot better knowing I started my season with a new battery. I had a battery go bad within a year with my previous TT, it's no fun.
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:53 AM   #9
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Thanks again for all of the help guys. New to the RV/Travel Trailer world and you guys are nothing short of wonderful.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:32 AM   #10
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I had an older Keystone TT as our first trailer and I thought I had a battery charging issue because the guage would never read above 3/4 charged. What I found was the self resetting circut breaker bolted to the frame adjacent to the battery was so corroded, it fell apart when I tried to clean it. I replaced this breaker and the battery read fully charged, I was loosing voltage due to the corrosion.
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