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Old 03-25-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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Stabilizer jacks eating battery charge

So I have noticed that if I pull into camp and setup using both tongue and stab jacks that by the next morning my duel brand new group 24 batteries will be down to 2/3 charge. This is using just a few lights for less than 20 minutes that night. I figured I would get better performance out of two batteries but it seems thos jacks are a bit of a drain. So to remedy this, this past weekend I left the tow vehicle plugged in and running during setup. Anyone see a problem with this??

Also this is a 2013 26BH.


Thanks for the insight.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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Nope, don't see a problem, I leave mine plugged into my truck until everything is set up
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #3
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IMO, leaving the tow vehicle hooked up during setup will not hurt anything, and should help reduce the drain on the batteries during setup. Are the batteries new??

I have had a group 31 battery on my 2005 Jay Feather LGT for about 6 seasons now. It provides about 30% more reserve than a group 24. When my new 2013 Eagle 28 BHS comes in, I told the dealer I want the same size battery on it too.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:05 AM   #4
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I also leave the vehicle running and connected when setting up. This will not hurt anything unless you forget to unplug before moving the truck when you are done.
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I also leave the vehicle running and connected when setting up. This will not hurt anything unless you forget to unplug before moving the truck when you are done.
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