We just took our new Hybrid trailer for the first camp trip. We used lights and water pump sparingly, and the battery did not last even the first night. Connected to the tow vehicle for 30 to 45 min, and not much change. then the fridge light was flashing showing low voltage apparently. Now, not even the LED lights will work. Shouldn't a new battery last longer than that? (plugged in for 3 days before the trip.)

Answer

Yes, a good battery should power all of your 12-VDC equipment in your camper for several days.

All of your symptoms indicate a low charge on that battery though.

I can only ask; do you have an Inverter that provides 110-VAC to your Camper?

An Inverter is powered by your battery

And, if so, this could draw a lot more current from that battery.

Also, you should set your 2-Way Fridge to Propane and not to Auto or AC.

Check these things and if necessary, you may want to put a parallel battery on your Camper.

Updated on August 7, 2019

Original Article:

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

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