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Old 03-06-2016, 02:47 PM   #15
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99% chance it is the "use/store" switch. Hopefully the OP returns and reports what happened when he selected the "use" position.
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:45 PM   #16
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Had the same problem with a new Yukon about 5 years ago. Unbelievable that a car would come equipped with a trailer package and not have a fuse installed to provide 12v to the trailer. Cost me 50 bucks to fix in Alaska.
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:50 PM   #17
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Had the same problem with a new Yukon about 5 years ago. Unbelievable that a car would come equipped with a trailer package and not have a fuse installed to provide 12v to the trailer. Cost me 50 bucks to fix in Alaska.
Had that happen with my F150. Factory towpackage installed and no juice to the cord. Found the uninstalled relay and fuse in the glove compartment. Plugged them in and all was fixed.
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:44 PM   #18
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We had to isolate the 12Vdc power generated by the tow vehicle's alternator so that it did NOT try and charge the lithium trailer batteries. The tow vehicle 12Vdc brake signal and power still goes to the disc brake pump on the Classic and the drum brakes of the 23D.

Due to the extremely small wire size used by the vehicle manufactures in the tow package wiring, one would be really lucky to get 7 amps to the trailer battery while driving down the road. We upgraded the truck wiring to two #10 wires each with a 30 amp circuit auto-reset breaker going to the trailer brake signal controller and to the charge circuit. The charge circuit is interrupted on each trailer's wing where is enters the trailer distribution panel.
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:19 PM   #19
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1 - do not get mad or feel bad that you do not have an answer. This stuff just happens.

2 - call the dealer and have the service department walk you through the problem.

3 - oh, it's Sunday. Call the salesman. Bet there is an expert on site. If not.....

4 - you do not understand the manual.....read it again, try to figure it out. Gives you questions to ask. Read the little generic introduction to RV manual first. It helps.

5 - The USE/STORE switch needs to be in USE position. See the numerous suggestions to check this by others above. If you do not understand how it works, ask the dealer again.

6 - yes, you can plug into the 120v power at the residence. You need a 20 amp to 30 amp and a 30 amp to 50 amp adapter to connect to your 50 amp power cord and the input connector (shore power) on the trailer. You can only run 20 amps of power, but 20 amps will give you a charge, which is what you need now. Camping world, Walmart, some good hardware stores and RV dealers likely can help you, if the adapters are not in your adventure starter kit from the dealer.

7 - Now the punch line.....this is all a plot to get you familiar with the systems in your trailer. No one is responsible for this plot, but it is a mechanism to get the problems identified and you trained to fix them before you are out on a cold winter night with no battery power to run the heater. Good luck. Pat
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Oh! I forgot! - told you it was a plot............

8 - before plugging in to shore power, check the water level in the batteries. You may need to top up one or more cells. DI water only, so do not use drinking water. Use the distilled water that is required for steam irons.

9 - after being plugged into shore power for about 2-3 hours, switch back to STORE mode. This should be standard practice for your use of shore power. Charge up the battery and then isolate so it does not over charge on shore power from the single stage converter/charger. If you upgrade to a multi-stage converter/charger this requirement is eliminated.

10 - disconnect the shore power and after 15-30 minutes turn the USE/STORE switch back to USE. Then look at the 12 volt monitoring panel. If you are up to 12.5 or 12.7 volts that is a charge. If you are down to 12.1 or less there is a problem. Either there is a load on the system (something is turned on) or the battery did not charge. If you can not find what is turned on, it is time to talk with service.

11 - If you got a full charge, move the STORE/USE switch back to STORE mode and go back on shore power. That will let you work with some of the systems.

Hope you figure this out and get your rig down the road for a shake down trip. Pat
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:23 AM   #21
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I had the same problem and returned my AS to the dealer for a new battery. Why buy an out of date battery? Much better after. Held a charge for days rather than hours now while dry camping.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:54 AM   #22
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Hi Eric,

We just brought home the same trailer on Saturday. Let's stay in touch.

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Old 03-07-2016, 07:58 AM   #23
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We just brought home the same trailer on Saturday. Let's stay in touch.

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Welcome to the forum, Mark! Could you let us know what dealer you used?

Eric, wondering how you made out yesterday and your dealer also.

It seems fair to know about any dealers who may be sending new trailers out on the road with flaky batteries, if any.

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Old 03-07-2016, 08:18 AM   #24
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Furrion (www.furrion.com) makes a 50 amp to 15 amp male plug pigtail about two feel long for those of us with two air conditioners and 50 amp service. Make sure the extension cord has #12 wire that is rated for 20 amps as that is most likely the circuit breaker in the house you would be using.
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We have been having problems with our batteries and thought we had to replace them, after reading this we triedcharging them AFTER turning on the "USE" button - and YES it now works. Thank you...
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Thought your feedback would help us diagnose. Thanks!!

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Curious whether you have the battery situation figured out?

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Welcome to the forums and congratulations on your new AS!

Did you inadvertently leave your electric brake break away switch unplugged after un hitching? That will drain the batteries within a day and may damage the switch.
Well.... I missed this response initially. Yep - that's EXACTLY what we did. Seemed like a good idea at the time apparently. Was my father in law's idea who's RV'd for years. He thought it'd be an easy way to prevent the trailer from being able to be moved (aka stolen).

So, that happened Friday night. It's now 3 days later. What do we do???

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Hi Eric,

We just brought home the same trailer on Saturday. Let's stay in touch.

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Awesome, congratulations Mark! Did you get the Signature or Serenity? We got the Serenity with Salsa interior...
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