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Old 04-28-2014, 09:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy Bttery Discharging in Storage

Got a busy month coming up so I have taken my 27DSRL to storage facility. Does anybody know if there is anything the battery is providing power for when the trailer is being stored? I am concerned about coming back for my TT in a month to a dead battery.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:07 PM   #2
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There are a number of electronic things that continue to draw power while it is being stored. You need to either remove the negative ground on your battery when you're not using it or install a battery cutoff switch.
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There are a number of electronic things that continue to draw power while it is being stored. You need to either remove the negative ground on your battery when you're not using it or install a battery cutoff switch.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:12 PM   #4
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The CO detector is the culprit. It drains the battery like a cell phone does in roam, always looking for something. My 334 RBTS is a year old, drains the battery stone dead in 7 days. I remove the cable which is a pain. Has anyone installed a battery cut off on a newer TT that could share how and where they mounted it?
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:14 PM   #5
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When I owned a TT, I always removed it for fear of it being stolen. Once in the garage, it went on the small charger.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:28 PM   #6
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On my old TT I installed a cut off switch to the power cable from the batteries. I installed it behind the propane Cylinders. Get extra battery switch keys. Don't want to forget that.

I remove my batteries in the winter and place them in the garage and hook them to a smart trickle charger. I find it makes my batteries last longer. Batteries hate Temp extremes.
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I had the dealer add one on my Cougar TT and they mounted it near the battery on the inside of the tongue. Make sure the one you use is weather proof if it's going to be exposed to the elements. It seems like it cost me around $100 parts/labor back in 2010. Mine wasn't the locking type.
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I just installed a disconnect switch on my 23B. I used an outdoor electrical box which I mounted to the side of the battery box.
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If you don't disconnect the battery it will be dead in a few days. If you have a solar setup you will probably be ok.
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My dealer told me that the lp detector will drain the battery in about three days. The installed a 30 amp fuse between the main power and the battery terminal. The breakaway switch is not wired through the fuse.
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