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Old 09-20-2015, 08:39 PM   #1
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Battery disconnect

When do most of you use your battery disconnect switch ?

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Old 09-20-2015, 08:41 PM   #2
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Whenever it's parked not used for two days.

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Old 09-20-2015, 08:59 PM   #3
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On off position when you store it or when you will not be using the RV for a few weeks. Beside that live it on
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:09 PM   #4
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I use mine anytime the camper is sitting not plugged in. We generally plug it in once we return home and leave it plugged in until we have cleaned it. Then the slide gets pulled in, power cord put away and disconnect turned off until we are ready to go back out next. If it's a short turnaround I just leave it plugged in and don't bother with the switch.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:27 AM   #5
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Anytime it is in storage for more than a day or two, it is switched off.
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Old 09-22-2015, 01:44 PM   #6
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I leave my switch on all the time. When in storage in my pole barn the unit is plugged in and this keeps the batteries fully charged. Since they are maintenance free batteries, they are fine. I have always done this, even with three prior 5th wheels and have never had a battery issue.
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:30 AM   #7
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how to do you turn it or off?
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Old 09-26-2015, 11:49 AM   #8
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Mine looks like this, just twist it.

Others look like this, you twist the key.

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Old 09-26-2015, 12:36 PM   #9
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When its parked (stored) for more than a few days and its not plugged in.

I have a 4 stage converter so it doesn't boil the battery when I do plug in.

I also installed disconnects on the coach and chassis batteries. (Mine doesn't come equipped with disconnect solenoids) Same with the TOAD that sits in the barn when not in use.

You can pick up these disconnects for 5-6 bucks each. Mount them on the Negative Terminal.

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