Question about RVs
I have a 2006 Prowler Camper. I just just bought a brand new 12 volt battery. Two days later it's dead. I have no lights but I am also plugged into power pole since the battery is dead. Does that mean my converter is bad. I don't know what else to do. Please help.
I tidied up the question a bit :>)
You have a regulator / control box issue. You have two systems;
You have a towable trailer. A vehicle battery in it that gets charged as you drive from a cable in the plug. When you stop that battery ceases to charge. No power in. If you use lights or use an inverter to take the 12 volts and turn it into 110 volts to run appliances, the battery is draining until it becomes flat.
So,..... we bring mains power hook up into the equation.
The mains power should run all your mains 110 volt appliances and provide a trickle charge to keep that battery topped up, but the battery is NOT actually being used, just being charged.
So that is the theory, somewhere you have a piece in the jigsaw puzzle that isn't working. You have a controller box that isn't doing what it is supposed to do. I don't know the trailer, you probably need a dealer that does. Fleetwood went bankrupt in 2009.
If you Google
fleetwood prowler electrical schematic diagram
There are wiring diagrams. I see a battery disconnect solenoid, but all of the dot .it Italian and .fr French sites as scam sites. There are also RV Groups that might be more help than me.
This might help
Hope the information helps. A short term solution would be a full size batter charger charging your battery overnight after disconnecting it from the negative lead so just the battery is being topped up. You don't need an inverter if you have mains hook up.
Posted on Mar 04, 2021
If unit is plugged in and disconnect on check to see if converter is charging remove a battery terminal and check the cables should be about 13.5 volts dc
Posted on Mar 07, 2021
i had the same problem on my '92 Lesabre ltd. All you need to do it is get the rust off your battery cables, use the wire brush to scrub the contact surfaces. also use a wrench to tighten the bolt to the battery, take precaution as to not to tighten too much , it might beak the battery threads.
Posted on Sep 29, 2008
I think your battery replacement and trouble code are coincidental crazy as it may sound but it happens. Ford came out with a computer update to repair the p0506 problem. This code is a common problem. The only way to fix it is to have your vehicles computer reprogrammed with the update. Either at a Ford dealer or a shop that has the equiptment to do this procedure. Not many shops have this equiptment.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
With the engin not running and the key off, lift the hood and disconnect the positive lead on the battery. Then touch the lead back to positive terminal on the battery. If a spark is seen, there is something still on in the car. Could be the power mirror switch, seat heaters or even a car phone. Trial and error to find it.
Sorry I can't be more specific but that is the test.
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
See battery from all sides,check battery waterhose r compleatly packed or not
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
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