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Why Is The Starter Battery On My RV Constantly Going Bad?

by Lee
(Jacksonville , Florida)

I Have 1990 Bounder w/460 ford engine (one ton). I have used DieHard batteries for many years and they only last around 6 months.

When I go to replace them I am told something is wrong with my RV but no one knows what. I have changed out the alternator, cables, wiring relay etc and nothing works.

I just replaced the battery again and when I tried to put the negative cable on it sparked bad! I did notice that when I first tried to start the rig I had to try the aux start button which tried to turn over the engine with the key off which it never did before also when I used the kill switch to the main battery it still sparked when I again tried to connect the neg cable.

Can you please help

Granma Lee

ANSWER Greetings Granma Lee thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

It sounds like you have a short somewhere in your RV. I am going to open this question up to our visitors and see if they can help you identify the problem.

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