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Old 02-15-2016, 12:20 PM   #1
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Precept 35UN Generator?

I am a first time RV owner(so please bear with me) I just drove my new Precept home from Buffalo to NC. After the water stopped running from the faucets I discovered a switch marked "Tank Heater" and then read the manual. My question is that if the tank heater is the only thing drawing power, how often should my generator need to run to keep batteries full? Seems the generator kicks on every five hours and runs for about three hours at a time to recharge the batteries.

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Old 02-19-2016, 09:20 AM   #2
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Come join us on the Precept Owners Group http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/gr...39;+group.html
We have 118 members and growing weekly with 286 threads of info that is sure to help you through the learning curve.
I would like to suggest you read each and every manual.....some multiple times and really get acquainted with your Precept.
You mentioned you are a 1st time RV owner. There is a huge difference between driving your RV and your car/truck. There is also a huge difference between the many functions of your Rv compared to your stick and brick.
Now, as for your question. Are you in a campground? Are you living in your unit without shore power? Is your unit winterized? What was the statement about the water running about?
We look forward to helping you learn about your Precept.

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Old 02-19-2016, 05:02 PM   #3
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Tank heaters take a huge amount of battery power if not on shore power and only need to be turned on if temps reach below freezing to protect your system. Like D&make fun posted above. Depends on what you are doing.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:32 AM   #4
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From Darrell "I would like to suggest you read each and every manual.....some multiple times and really get acquainted with your Precept" Excellent suggestion!!!!!

Do it!

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