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Old 04-17-2019, 06:46 AM   #1
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House and engine batteries discharging while unplugged. Coach disconnect button works every thing is off except LP detector. Batteries are new and check out as good. Coach only 1 month old. 2019 31B
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:08 AM   #2
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Time to go back to the dealer to find the cause and correct.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:31 AM   #3
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I could be wrong here, but I suspect that if your LP detector is still getting power after you flip the battery disconnect switch, then that is the problem. The LP detector in our trailer will kill our batteries in 3-4 days (it receives no power when we flip the disconnect switch). I bet if you take the neg off the battery (physically remove it as an experiment) your battery will remain fully charged after a week of sitting there.
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Old 04-17-2019, 07:39 AM   #4
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With respect to the battery disconnect switch and batteries drawing down....

A number of us have confirmed that a number of Georgetown units have their steps, awnings and LP gas detectors wired directly off the house batteries located under the steps. Therefore, even if you switch the battery disconnect to OFF, these get their 12 volts bypassing the switch.

That being said, ONLY the LP detector might drain the batteries, as the awning and steps only draw power when their switch is activated.

As far as your engine battery or house battery discharging, your newer units might have more parasitic toys still running in standby than my 2010 Georgetown. Fancier radios to maintain station memory? or the electronic control panel on newer rigs to replace the older command center.
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X2 on CO/Propane detector. You need to move the power for it to the coach side of the switch. If it sat for a month, then this is the cause.
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I think the LP detector is the problem. Thanks everyone
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:14 PM   #7
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Need to determine what the draw is on your lp dect. IMHO Atwood shows 75 ma, dont see that as not sufficent to deplete a rv batt in four days.
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I think the LP detector is the problem. Thanks everyone
If you remove the LP as your drain, and the battery problem goes away, come back and let us know.
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I think the LP detector is the problem. Thanks everyone
You can remove the LP 5amp fuse to test if it is the cause. You can also move the LP 5amp fuse from the battery to the side of the Battery Control Center (BCC) box, the no.1 stud. That stud is not powered when the batteries are disconnected. It is powered from the batteries when they are are not disconnected. It is also powered when connected to shore power or generator running from the converter. There are 3 studs on the right hand side of the BCC and the no.1 stud is the one at the top and closest to you.
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Keep in mind that anything operated by remote can also have a parasitic draw. Things like DVD player, remote awning, remote levelers. These all have to be powered to be able to be remotely operated.
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