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Old 06-23-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Battery Drain?

We have a 2011 Jayco Eagle Superlite 29.5 RKS fifth wheel. It is currently sitting at an RV park. When we leave to go back home I always turn off the shore power and pull the in-line fuse on the positive terminal of the battery. When we get back and I replace the fuse and turn the shore power back on the LP/CO detector goes off (I believe it's a low battery warning). So what is draining the battery while we are gone? I have noticed that there is an orange wire on the positive side that is not interrupted by a fuse. Anybody know what that goes to?

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Old 06-23-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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I'm going out on a limb here, but could that orange wire be connected to your electric brakes - breakaway switch?
I had an older Dutchman that had a separate wire, un-fused, that went directly to the brakes.

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Old 06-23-2013, 04:50 PM   #3
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I just remove the cables from the battery, guess I could pull the fuse, but dealer told me to just take the cables off either side.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:03 PM   #4
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Either remove the cable or install a battery disconnect switch as many of us have done.


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Old 06-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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That is quite sweet. Power switch ordered. Will make for a nice mod.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:09 AM   #6
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Our trailer is sitting on our summer lot and the shore power is always turned on. The batteries stay up and the beer in the frige is always cold.

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