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Old 04-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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We have a 2013 JayFeather 228 and the battery dies after 2 weeks.

We have a new 2013 JayFeather 228 and the battery goes dead after 2 weeks of no use. We have been told that the battery has to be disconnected or the radio or the gas detector will drain it? I have read about the battery disconnect switches but also have heard you can just pull the fuse going from battery to trailer?
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Sorry you had to learn the hard way. I had to press my sales guy to give me a straight answer on battery drain during storage. I was paranoid about the emergency / break-away gear on my trailer so I always unhooked the battery from day one.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #3
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and YES....pulling the fuse will do just fine.....but I was paranoid about breaking the fuse. If I were you, I would get a few spares in case you misplace it or break it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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So, you just basically pulled the fuse?
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Before I found the list, I installed a quick disconnect on the exterior of the battery box. My fuse was inside the battery box - and my box strap IS A PAIN to remove.

If you choose to remove the fuse, you might want to buy a fuse removal tool from the auto parts store.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:04 PM   #6
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So, you just basically pulled the fuse?
That's what i do, pull the fuse. I keep a few spares in my glove box.
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This is the easiest way....


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Attached are pictures of my quick disconnect....I made this before I knew about the battery box switch product. Whatever works for you.....

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Thanks for the info Threebutchers!
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Your welcome....and WOW, I gotta wash that bird poop off the harness!!!!
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