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Old 07-17-2016, 03:09 PM   #11
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I put a simple ON/OFF switch in line with my CO2 detector. When we are done camping and the trailer is empty. We turn off the power to the CO2. When we start loading for camping, The CO2 gets turned on again.
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Old 07-17-2016, 03:43 PM   #12
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I turned the battery switch to off, the one located near the power inverter and I thought that basically prevents everything from pulling power from the batteries with the exception of the jack system. That doesn't seem to be the case though.
Can you take a picture of the disconnect switch and the connections to it for us

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Old 07-21-2016, 02:03 PM   #13
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I simply put a wing nut on the main negative cable and remove it. About a 15 second job.
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:53 PM   #14
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Power draw

I have the 2016 RSTS 321 as well. I have installed a battery monitor, it tells me the current draw with the battery disconnect switch disconnected is .92A
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:17 PM   #15
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:23 PM   #16
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This is becoming such a common topic that we may need a sticky post.

I had the same problem on my Eagle HT 26.5. Turns out it WAS NOT the CO2 detector. That unit is fed off my power panel and is turned off then the disconnect switch is off.

The problem is that leveling system you mentioned. They draw power even when they are "off". So do the Front slides on my unit - which was powered directly from the hot side of the cutoff switch. Both the leveling system and the slide have intelligent controllers that are never off and together draw enough power to drain a battery over a week.

I wrote a long post (skip to the end if you want) that explains it all with photos of how I rewired.

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f6...tml#post424500
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This is becoming such a common topic that we may need a sticky post.

I had the same problem on my Eagle HT 26.5. Turns out it WAS NOT the CO2 detector. That unit is fed off my power panel and is turned off then the disconnect switch is off.

The problem is that leveling system you mentioned. They draw power even when they are "off". So do the Front slides on my unit - which was powered directly from the hot side of the cutoff switch. Both the leveling system and the slide have intelligent controllers that are never off and together draw enough power to drain a battery over a week.

I wrote a long post (skip to the end if you want) that explains it all with photos of how I rewired.

http://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f6...tml#post424500
Wow, thank you for the post. Like you I'm really surprised that people aren't making a bigger deal about this. I'm picking up my trailer tomorrow for the weekend and I'm planning an extra 20 minutes to jump the batteries so that I can hook up. To me, having to do this is a defect that apparently is effecting a number of other people too.

I can put in a battery disconnect switch at the battery, but I shouldn't have to do that. Honestly, it's unclear to me why the batter disconnect that comes from factory is even there.
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I simply put a wing nut on the main negative cable and remove it. About a 15 second job.
This is what I do. But I have wing nuts on both posts and remove the battery completely and take it home to sit in my garage on a Battery Tender float charger. I plan to put two batteries on at some point, so this task will arguably become much more arduous, but I'm willing to accept that to have the extra capacity of 2 batteries and the added security of my batteries being at home in my garage where they can be maintained and will not "grow legs".

To the OP's point, I agree that a "Battery Disconnect" should do exactly that. If it doesn't completely disconnect the battery, then what's the point indeed?
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I'm picking up my trailer tomorrow for the weekend and I'm planning an extra 20 minutes to jump the batteries so that I can hook up.
I get that you are upset by this. But you need to take steps to protect your battery. Every time you let your battery completely discharge, you are damaging it. Eventually boosting won't make a difference and you will have no power period.
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Old 07-28-2016, 07:22 PM   #20
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Battery disconnect

I am in the process of installing a disconnect switch on my two 6 V batteries as we speak. This will solve the problem I hope.
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