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Old 06-03-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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New to this forum. New owner of an SV291. We took it out Memorial Day weekend and parked it the following Tuesday. The battery is now dead...after one week of sitting there. Am I supposed to unhook the battery after parking it? Methinks its the Concertone stereo draining the battery as I have found issues on the maiden voyage with said sound system. Any help would be welcome.

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Old 06-03-2008, 07:40 PM   #2
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If you leave LED tv's plugged in they will weaken the battery as well.

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Old 06-03-2008, 08:03 PM   #3
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check the switch in the freezer too...this draws on the battery too
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:53 PM   #4
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There are numerous parasitic loses that will drain your battery. I disconnect mine and hook up a Battery Tender to it. Always have a fully charged and perfectly maintained battery that way.

I have several of these on tractors, motorcycles, travel trailer, etc. Awesome for keeping batteries in tip-top condition on infrequently used equipment.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:55 PM   #5
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Thanks much
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Old 06-04-2008, 11:38 PM   #6
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The propane detector is a good drain too. I always disconnect the ground... white wire on the battery when I leave. I also connect a 5 watt solar panel trickle charger as I am not close to any electric. Its usually always 100 percent when I get back.
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We use a solar charger also and love it. Good luck.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:11 AM   #8
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IMO, all trailers should have battery disconnect switches as STANDARD
equipment for all the reasons mentioned above.

If you want to DIY, you can go to
and search for battery switch.
Either one that comes up will do the job.

I figure it's about a 2 beer job.
Maybe 3 if it's a hot day ;-))
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Yep...I'm guessing the propane detector is the biggest drain. Also, maybe a compartment light/hitch light could be left on?

I agree...a battery disconnect switch will make things much easier for you. Draining these type batteries dead is going to ruin them.
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If you leave your Antenna Amplifier Switch on it will drain a battery in three days.

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