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We have a 29ft. Jayco rv 2016, with duel Interstate

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We have a 29ft...

We have a 29ft. Jayco rv 2016, with duel Interstate batteries, but they drain overnight with nothing on but a couple of lights in the evening and the refrigerator which is on propane. What would cause the drain and what type of battery would you recommend? A deep cell?

Mechanic's Assistant: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?

10 watt leds

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '16 RV?

Greyhawk

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

We had a rv place install a second battery right after purchase of the rv, but in a short time we were running out of juice by morning

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, just a recommendation

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RV Mechanic: Wayne, RV Mechanic replied 8 months ago
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Hi I'm Wayne

I will be assisting you with this issue today

Rule of thumb, always replace batteries in pairs

the older on will pull the new on down

I suggest to get deep cycle marine batteries

I hope this helps you

Wayne

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RV Mechanic: Wayne, RV Mechanic replied 8 months ago

Morning
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RV Mechanic: Wayne, RV Mechanic replied 8 months ago

Morning

do you still need help with this

Wayne

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