Originally Posted by gypsmjim
Anyhoot, only 1 question....
Last year I put a disconnect switch on the battery to eliminate the parasitic drain from the CO detector, etc. Should I continue to do that now? I realize the solar should keep the battery up. Is there a good reason for leaving the power to the trailer on, or a good reason to turn it off?
Obviously the solar is always on...
The trailer will never be towed and I don't need to monitor the CO if I'm not there.
Well, let me welcome you to RVing with SOLAR
(this is a link to the Jayco Community SOLAR forum, join the Community). Disconnecting the TT from the batteries is more or less a personal preference. If you feel safer, disconnect the TT from the batteries when it is not being used.
I installed SOLAR on our TT 2 years ago, and have not turned the SOLAR off, or disconnected the TT from the batteries. While the TT is parked next to the house, when it is not being used, I do not hook it up to my shore power outlet. Everything is working fine and the batteries are always fully charged.
Just my thoughts,
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
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