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Old 06-05-2008, 06:25 PM   #11
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Our Rockwood came standard with a battery disconnect, it is located on the left side of the camper in the front.

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Old 06-05-2008, 07:06 PM   #12
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I discovered I do have a battery disconnect switch after all. It's voice activated. All I have to say is "Alex, (my 14 yr old son) go out and unhook the battery".

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Old 06-06-2008, 04:00 AM   #13
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good plan, after not having success with the switch installed by our dealer, our current plan takes about 10 seconds, cost no money, i remove wire off terminal, it has screw lugs, no problem. we tried the switch but to have the switch open and still try to have the cover on doesnt add adequate room between the metal so the metal services touch causing the circuit to be made even when the switch is open, maybe a bit hard to visualize but it happens, my switch was a waste of money, if it had worked it would be a nice inexpensive feature. I will probably remove it all together.

however with this said, it is a good idea to remove the wire from battery when not in use to prevent unnecessary leakage. also during winter we trickle charge about once per month.
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:52 PM   #14
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Depending on what type of battery you have, draining it dead will shorten the life. Lead-acid are the worst in this regard. So when your battery won't hold a charge any more, get an AGM deep-cycle battery. These are designed to go flat dead and recover from it without damage. Make sure you use a proper "smart" charger - preferrably one that lets you select battery type and will also maintain the charge without overcharging.

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