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My deep cycle batteries in my georgetown forest river

Hi my deep cycle...

Hi my deep cycle batteries in my georgetown forest river motorhome will not charge.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you tested the battery with a voltmeter? And can you see if it's leaking or not?

Yes we tested it, but I am not sure what the term leaking means looks like the batteries only had 10.5 volts but the converter has 13 volts

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '10 Forest River?

Georgetown

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

I am trying to fix it lol, all the repair places are backed up 8 weeks out I have tried switching the batteries and that did not work , the batteries I switched them with were older but were working fine for my boat one of the batteries had really low fluid could that be the problem?

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

Not that I can think of I am really a total amateur on the electric side of things well one thing I have it hooked up to the house power to charge the batteries and the battery disconnect just keeps beeping and the microwave turns on, as well as the fridge lights keep blinking.

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Customer reply replied 16 days ago
ok thanks.

So if you have 13 volts at the converter output you should be seeing that voltage at the batteries. I would be looking for a breaker between the converter and batteries, below is a picture of one style, as a general rule it would be 18" from the battery and can be on the frame or inside a battery control box with other breakers and fuses. Some are thermal and self reset and others have a tiny tab on them that pops out when they trip. To check you would want to see the same voltage on each post to chassis ground, not across the posts. IF one side reads higher then it is the problem. Make sure all your cables are clean and tight and the main ground to the frame is secure.

IF you can I highly recommend you have the batteries load tested, this is the best test that can be done and most auto parts stores will do this for free. Want to always rule the batteries out as a possible problem especially if the water was very low.

Let me know if you have more questions or concerns. I can not do a call at this time but another expert may call you, there is an added fee for that as well.

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