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Old 11-25-2005, 06:19 PM   #1
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1974 Argosy trlr coach used- heater help

We cannot get our blower to run for our heater off the battery any suggestions?
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Old 11-25-2005, 06:36 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Does the blower work at all (hooked to shore power, kicking it, etc.)?

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Old 11-26-2005, 10:03 AM   #3
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heater help

Yes the blower works when it is plugged in to electric. The battery does not hold a charge very long to run it at camp with no electric. So we bought a solar charge and that did not work at all.
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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Yes the blower works when it is plugged in to electric. The battery does not hold a charge very long to run it at camp with no electric. So we bought a solar charge and that did not work at all.
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Sounds like you may have battery issues, also a small solar charger is likely not going to provide enough charge in a day to recoup what the furnace uses in a single night.

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Old 11-26-2005, 12:00 PM   #5
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help with heater

let me explain what happened. We put a fully charged battery in the compartment. We went inside and turned on the furnace and it worked. So we turned off the thermostat so it would not run through the day. That evening when we went inside and turned the furnace on and the battery was drained. We know this battery new so we cannot figure out why the battery was drained. It would not even turn on a light. So we are wondering if some how there is a short that is draining the battery.
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Old 11-26-2005, 02:18 PM   #6
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Something drained the battery. If you do not have an ohmeter or an ampmeter, I would turn everything off and then disconnect the battery ground and see if you get a spark. A spark indicates you are still drawing current somewhere. If you are, then I would reconnect the ground and start disconnecting the individual wires or pulling the fuses connected to the battery to locate the offending circuit by observing which one draws a spark. You then need to chase down the individual item. It may be as simple as some insulation worn off some wire or your water pump may be drawing juice. You really need an multimeter with an amp function to really do it right.
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I noticed that you have a motorhome. Is is possible that your refrigerator is on and running in 12 volt mode? This would drain your battery in a few hours.
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