How to Charge a Camper Battery From a Car

How to Charge a Camper Battery From a Car
A dead camper battery can really put a damper on your camping trip. While this inconvenience may be frustrating, it doesn't have to ruin the entire outing. Your car can provide a charge for the camper provided you have a set of jumper cables on hand. If a dead camper battery becomes a regular problem you may need to purchase a new battery or evaluate your energy use to extend the charge time of your existing battery.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Jumper cables
 
Step 1
Check the camper battery connections before you attempt to charge the battery. A loose connection may cause the battery to appear dead when it is fully charged.
Step 2
Park your car near the camper battery and leave the car running.
Step 3
Turn off all accessories in your camper, such as lights, before you begin to charge the battery.
Step 4
Open the hood of your car and remove the caps from you car's battery.
Step 5
Remove the caps from the camper battery.
Step 6
Connect one of the red clamps on your jump cables to the positive pole of the camper battery. The positive pole is often marked with a + sign. Connect the opposite red clamp to the positive pole of your car battery.
Step 7
Connect one of the black clamps to the negative pole of the car battery. Connect the second black clamp to the negative pole of the camper battery. Keep your face turned away from the battery as there may be some sparks when the clamp is applied.
Step 8
Keep the car running until the camper battery has been charged.
Step 9
Remove the black clamp from the camper battery and then the black clamp from the car battery. Remove the red clamps in the same order.
Step 10
Replace the caps on both batteries.
 

Article Written By Kittie McCoy

Kittie McCoy has been a freelance writer since 2008. She is also a part-time personal trainer and licensed entertainer in Las Vegas. She enjoys sharing her love of physical fitness and experience in the entertainment industry via her writing.

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