We have a 1998 Jayco Eagle 262FK. On our first trip, we lost power about four hours into the trip; we were plugged into shore power. On the second trip, we lost only lights and AC; the outlets worked fine, and the fridge blinked low DC and beeped. We replaced the converter, but we are still rapidly losing battery power and all power aside from the outlets. Are we missing something?

Answer

From what you've described, I feel you may have an inverter that is using your battery to power your TV. If so, turn it off; you should have a switch to do this while traveling or storing your camper.

Next, while towing, you should only have your two-way fridge operating on propane and 12-VDC for the control board and your camper's interior lights.

If nothing else is turned on while towing, your battery should easily have enough power for a day-long trip.

If this isn't so, how old is your battery? Does it have water in it? Maybe it's time for a new battery if it can't hold a charge.

Updated on August 5, 2018

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Troubleshooting and Repairing RV Electrical Problems for the Beginner
By Don Bobbitt

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