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Old 07-30-2013, 02:53 PM   #1
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Inline Fuse for 2012 Jay Series Sport 10 question?

2012 Jay Series Sport 10

When storing my PUP in the garage in between trips, should I be removing the inline fuse from the battery. Usually go camping every 2-3 weeks or so. What's the best way to store it and keep the battery topped up?
I am able to plug it into a standard wall outlet in my garage. Is this the best approach?

Also, should I be turning off the circuit breakers in the fuse panel in between trips.

I wasn't given an orientation when I purchased the PUP, so just looking for advice on how to best store the camper in between trips.

Also, for the 3 way fridge, does it require electricity to run it if it's being run off LP?

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Old 07-30-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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If it were me.....I would remove the fuse or disconnect the battery for storage. With the intervals you use the camper, the converter will replenish the bleed-down of a disconnected battery very promptly.

You could leave it plugged up at your storage - and assuming you have a new style 3-stage smart charger / converter - it will keep your battery maintained without burning it up. BUT....why continuously run your converter and risk damage from overuse or electrical storm surge?

It's not necessary to turn off the breakers. More important is how you check the SOURCE power before you plug-up your TT....Improperly wired outlets or outlets missing grounds are dangerous and can damage your equipment. Obviously - high and low voltage can damage equipment as well. Test your power source every time before you plug in.

Lastly - running your fridge off LP requires 12V. This voltage is supplied via the battery (when not connected to the TV or shore power) or through the converter (when connected to shore power).

Hope this helps.....good luck with your new camper!
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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If you aren't drawing any power while not using for 2-3 weeks only, I see no real reason to disconnect.
Am I missing something? I plan to only disconnect for winter storage.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:16 PM   #4
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If your TT has a Smoke Detector, Propane / Carbon Monoxide alarm, 12V (or Propane) Refrigerator setting, Radio / Entertainment System, interior lights, Break-Away Switch, Propane Heater, Water Pump.....etc....these are 12V powered systems....and.... you are at risk of a) accidentally leaving the device on - or - b) continual drain while 12V source power is available / connected....

By law...some of these devices MUST be ON when power / voltage is present.

Disconnect your battery (and turn off your propane source) when your vehicle is stored / not in use.....
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:22 AM   #5
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From what I was told, you can pull the inline fuse and it will kill all the power to the PUP. That's what I'm going to do for winter storage.. For every few weeks, I'll leave it and just plug in to charge a few days before next trip.

That's what I was told to do when we did our walk through when we purchased our 2013 Jayco Sport.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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My 15 amp inline fuse for my batteries keeps blowing, any ideas? Also, should the inline fuse be tucked into one of the battery boxes?
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #7
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Most RV's have a 30 AMP inline battery fuse. A 15 amp would likely blow if the battery were fairly run down and the charger might exceed 15 amp charge. When boondocking the water pump and all your lights being on could exceed 15 amps as well. Add in the furnace and you will pop that 15 amp fuse.
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