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Old 07-03-2022, 02:06 PM   #1
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Whitehawk electrical & storage

Hi all - bought a 2022 Whitehawk 29BH. Love it.

Read the manual, but there’s not any good explanation of how to store it short-term (2 weeks between trips) when it comes to the electrical side of things.

Let me explain: the JAYCOMMAND/TravelLINK screen, CO2 detector, radio, etc. all remain powered once the trailer is disconnected from the tow vehicle AND the physical battery disconnect (located in the front storage area) is disconnected.

I connect a trickle charger to maintain the batteries over the short summer stretches, but is there a better way?

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Old 07-03-2022, 03:19 PM   #2
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We own on 2017 Whitehawk. I tested the voltage drop on the battery over a few days and found that I could easily store the TT for 2 weeks without the battery going dead. I also use a trickle charger when I store the trailer for more than a few weeks. I also replaced my main fuse (directly in back of the battery tray) with a circuit breaker so I sometimes will use that if I am going to store for an extra few days.
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Any small drain will deplete the battery fairly quickly. That said no drain and batteries deplete at about 3% per month. A trickle charger, or small solar, if you have sunlight is not a bad choice for even short spells. Sometimes, those short spells get longer than we thought and at least you know you won't come back to a dead battery, but I have to ask, if the battery is disconnected, how is this possible? What is powering them?



"the JAYCOMMAND/TravelLINK screen, CO2 detector, radio, etc. all remain powered once the trailer is disconnected from the tow vehicle AND the physical battery disconnect (located in the front storage area) is disconnected."
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