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Old 12-31-2014, 04:30 PM   #21
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Just to clarify and distill some info:

-Parasitic drain will kill a deep cycle battery on a stored RV in 2-3 weeks (at the longest).
-Prevent that dead battery by removing the inline 30A fuse, installing a battery disconnect switch or removing your battery.
-Your tow vehicle will charge your battery, but it cannot resurrect a completely dead battery.
Camper Bob - Great job of summarizing the entire thread. Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2014, 04:59 PM   #22
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X2 - Exactly what Bob said.
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Old 01-01-2015, 06:49 AM   #23
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X2 On the 30 Amp Fuse ( we have that as well)
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Old 01-01-2015, 09:08 AM   #24
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Gosh, guys; and thanks for all of the GREAT information on this issue. I'll have to tell the so-called "pros" at Interstate Battery that they do not know what they are talking about with respect to the TV charging my HTT battery. The only thing I can think is that they were talking about charging a dead or nearly-dead battery which it sounds like may be the truth. Thanks again!
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Minimally it should be un-plugged as the CO2 and Propane detector will suck it down quick. Ideally you want to take it with you and leave it on a trickle / maintainer charger like a battery tender or such. If it was discharged and froze its probably shot. If not, it should come back up again when plugged in to shore power..
^^^ This. I remove my battery at the end of a camping event, and take it home with me and connect it to a trickle/maintainer charger. They are cheap (around 30 bucks or less).

I have three of these chargers; one for the camper battery, and the other two maintain the batteries in the jet skis. I used to replace the jet ski batteries once a year it seemed. With a trickle charger, they go well over three years of good service.
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Also, be advised that if you tow with a depleted battery, should the TT disconnect from the tow vehicle and trip the breakaway switch, there will not be sufficient voltage to energize the electric brakes to prevent it from becoming a runaway.
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Good point!
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Pull fuse is the simplest. Clean your battery terminals and the scum off the top between the terminals with baking soda, a little water and a toothbrush, rinse thouroughly. top off cells with distilled water, charge fully... if you want the maximum life from your deep cycle battery
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I stored my 2014 X19H for only about a month and when I took it out of storage the battery seems to be very low to completely discharged. What can I do now, hopefully short of getting a new battery? What should I do in the future when putting the unit in storage. I live in Arizona and it does get cold (around freezing in the winter)!

I have found that if you have a disconnect switch it is best to turn off if you are not using your rig . Seems their is always something running that pulled a little power. This is our second rig and it's the same on it. A battery getting too low and freezing is not good . On the first rig the battery lasted nine years doing this.
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Great info in this thread thanks.

I just pulled our TT from storage and the battery is dead (wish I had read this thread before!).

The TT is 2months old and it was in storage for 4-5 weeks.

My question is can I bring the battery back to life by having my TT at home for the next 5 days plugged into my domestic 110 or must it be replaced?

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