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Old 12-30-2014, 02:05 PM   #1
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Battery discharged after storage

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)!
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:10 PM   #2
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Most likely, the propane leak sensor killed the battery. My suggestion is to install a battery disconnect switch for storage purposes.
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:13 PM   #3
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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..
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:23 PM   #4
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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..
How do I know. if it's dead? Will it charge up while driving to a campsite for two hours?
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:54 PM   #5
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Battery discharged after storage

I started a thread on my experience with that. https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=24131

I had to replace both batteries and I installed a cut off switch. The ride to a cg will not re-charge a dead battery enough for me to depend on it. Mine did not survive the experience.Click image for larger version

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Old 12-30-2014, 04:05 PM   #6
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I started a thread on my experience with that. https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=24131

I had to replace both batteries and I installed a cut off switch. The ride to a cg will not re-charge a dead battery enough for me to depend on it. Mine did not survive the experience.Attachment 16304
Thanks for the input. As it turns out, I am having the nice guys at Interstate Batteries (the mfg. of my battery) charge mine overnight (they'll do it for FREE)! They say it will "bring it back to life!" I will then take some strategy to deal with what I now better understand is the issue that I had (dry camping and not then recharging the battery before storage). Also, I now understand that the charging system in my TV does NOT charge the trailer battery so just driving it would have NO effect at all! Making sure that the battery is fully charged before storage should allow it to be stored for about 3 months according to the Interstate guys! Keeping it fully charged seems to be the key.
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Making sure that the battery is fully charged before storage should allow it to be stored for about 3 months according to the Interstate guys! Keeping it fully charged seems to be the key.
As long as you disconnect it. You still have parasitic drains, and it might last 3 weeks, but certainly not 3 months.

Your TV does charge the batt, it just can't get it up from 0, you need something more for that.
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As long as you disconnect it. You still have parasitic drains, and it might last 3 weeks, but certainly not 3 months.

Your TV does charge the batt, it just can't get it up from 0, you need something more for that.
Yeah I am starting to learn all about those dreaded parasitic drains so disconnection seems to be the best strategy.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:53 PM   #9
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It's pretty simple to disconnect the batteries, my trailer has a 30 amp fuse just behind the batteries, when you put the trailer in storage, simply pull the fuse. Then double check to be sure the lights won't turn on, and then remember to reinsert the fuse when you go back to pick up the trailer.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:33 PM   #10
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Just remove your negative lead from the battery.
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