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Old 01-02-2016, 09:43 AM   #11
Tim & Lisa Trempert
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Originally Posted by HookupAndGo View Post
The 1.5w was just for use to maintain the batteries when everything should be "disconnected" by the switch. Unfortunately, everything isn't.

That is why I put a blade switch in.

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Old 01-02-2016, 10:24 AM   #12
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Thanks strigflag for the ampere info. I have the same problem. I also suspected the propane relay, it stays hot so is obviously a draw. I put a switch on the propane relay at the tank, it helps a lot, there is still a parasitic drag somewhere but it will go about 5 days now without discharging, it used to be about 2. I also put a cutout at the batteries for long term storage. ,

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Old 01-02-2016, 11:13 AM   #13
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I have a 2013 378ts, and when stored in my pole barn I have the unit plugged in and I leave the battery disconnect in the on position. The batteries are maintenance free and I never have a battery problem. I guess I am not sure why people disconnect the battery switch when the unit is plugged in during storage. Since 2001 I have had 3 5th wheels and now the Georgetown and never have had a battery problem. It doesn't take a very big battery draw to kill a battery in a short period of time, and since you already have a built in battery charger why not use it and keep the batteries charged. Letting batteries go dead is very hard on the battery life and will cause premature battery failure. Even plugged into a standard 110 volt outlet, the charger will keep the batteries charged.
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Old 01-02-2016, 12:10 PM   #14
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Actually not. Those two breakers are on the output of the battery control center and if you turn the batteries off they should be dead anyway. On my 335DS there are 3 or so fuse holders that go straight to the batteries. One is for the steps which continue to work even though the disconnect is off. I think another is for the disconnect panel itself and the third might be the propane system. I will check. You can remove those fuses and it will disconnect everything...or...disconnect the negative battery terminal that goes to the frame. (do it on the battery.) Without that connected there is no way for any current to flow from the batteries at all.


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