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Old 08-24-2015, 04:25 PM   #1
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Battery went dead

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I am missing a switch somewhere, after my last trip, my brand new battery had charge but when I open it up today I had no power. I made sure that the two switches by the door and water pump switch were off before closing from last trip.

Should I switch off the breakers in between trips to prevent a dead battery ??
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Old 08-24-2015, 04:33 PM   #2
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A battery cut outs the best and a maintenance charger. Any chance something got left on, how long was it parked?
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Old 08-24-2015, 04:49 PM   #3
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It was parked for 2 weeks , I do have a solar trickle charger that I didn't think to use since the battery is new.

Other than switches I mention and the radio was off as well, I can't think of anything else.
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I use a battery disconnect switch as well. The smoke/LP and radio will keep drawing power. The disconnect is nice because you know nothing is draining power.
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:19 PM   #5
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It was parked for 2 weeks , I do have a solar trickle charger that I didn't think to use since the battery is new.

Other than switches I mention and the radio was off as well, I can't think of anything else.
The battery will die in 2 weeks or so of not disconnected, there are constant drains such as the LP gas and Carbon monoxide detector that drain 24/7. Many of us have learned this the hard way as well and ended up with a dead battery.
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:26 PM   #6
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All of us learn this lesson. Some more than once. I left my rig at the dealers once for a month, I remembered to winterize it but forgot the battery. It was beyond dead and had to be replaced.

Shortly after I installed a battery disconnect switch.
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Should I switch off the breakers in between trips to prevent a dead battery ??
If you are not in a hurry to buy and install a battery disconnect switch, just pull the main 30 amp fuse located by the batteries. That will disconnect the batteries from the TT.

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If you are not in a hurry to buy and install a battery disconnect switch, just pull the main 30 amp fuse located by the batteries. That will disconnect the batteries from the TT.

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Or pull the negative cable off the battery, not positive could ark if your tool touches ground.
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