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Old 10-02-2015, 03:55 PM   #1
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Battery Dead Again

Got all the stuff together to winterize and when out storage to tow it home and the battery is dead again. This is the third time this year sat for about a month and half. Tried to hook the truck up and put some charge of the battery so I could operate the front legs with zero luck and didnít have my jumper cables with me. So I pulled the battery and brought home and put it on the charger.
I have a factory-installed battery shut off switch and first time Iím not sure if it was on or off but the last two I know it was off. When you turn off the battery switch the lights are cut off, slides donít work, rear auto level jacks donít work, water pump doesnít work and the water heater and air/heater were shut off and the radio is total dead but the front jacks still work.
Just purchased a battery cut off switch from Amazon and going to install it this weekend. Since the red lead has several smaller wires I think I will just install it the negative side, should really make any difference between positive or negative as long as I break the circuit. Probably need a new battery since it went below 1 volt 3 times now.
Anyone use this switch or any reason it wonít work? Amazon.com: Marinco 701 Battery Disconnect Switch: Automotive
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Old 10-02-2015, 04:35 PM   #2
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That's a good switch. And it doesn't matter whether you put it on the positive or negative side.

Since the positive side had several small wires, it may have been powering things like the propane detector, and that's why it was killing the battery.
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Old 10-02-2015, 04:36 PM   #3
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I use a version of that switch on my boat.. works well



Here is the switch I put on the Neg post on the RV. pic below

I chose the neg post based on what I have read here on this forum. The neg post is safer to work with if you have to take off a cable and it touches the frame or some other part of the RV
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Old 10-02-2015, 04:55 PM   #4
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if the battery went to 1 volt ONCE, then it will never be the same battery again and only a small drain on the battery for a short period of time... like a day or two will make it dead again...

never park your rig without providing a maintenance 12 VDC charger for any battery...
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Old 10-02-2015, 05:00 PM   #5
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If battery is going dead with shutoff in off position, check breakaway switch to insure it is not engaged.
The 12V Aux pin on your TV provides 12V through a long wire ( length of TV and some % of RV) and will not be able to overcome a dead battery. Also check fuse and relay ( if used) on TV for 12V Aux on 7 pin Bargman. Many new trucks do not install the fuse and or relay even if you purchase a tow ready vehicle.
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I use a version of that switch on my boat.. works well



Here is the switch I put on the Neg post on the RV. pic below

I chose the neg post based on what I have read here on this forum. The neg post is safer to work with if you have to take off a cable and it touches the frame or some other part of the RV
I was going to use that but mine sets in recess under the bedroom with vent hose venting fumes overboard. The two back screws a hard to get to so I decided to go switch that mounts on the back wall and easy to get to.
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if the battery went to 1 volt ONCE, then it will never be the same battery again and only a small drain on the battery for a short period of time... like a day or two will make it dead again...

never park your rig without providing a maintenance 12 VDC charger for any battery...
It has been killed twice before and the last time it last month and half. I think you are right because this third time and been on 15amp charger for 6 hours and still shows zero charge...

Where I store there isn't power so I don't have a choice... Winter I pull it out and put on a trickle charger.
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If battery is going dead with shutoff in off position, check breakaway switch to insure it is not engaged.
The 12V Aux pin on your TV provides 12V through a long wire ( length of TV and some % of RV) and will not be able to overcome a dead battery. Also check fuse and relay ( if used) on TV for 12V Aux on 7 pin Bargman. Many new trucks do not install the fuse and or relay even if you purchase a tow ready vehicle.
Project for tomorrow. The RV service said that if a battery was dead there just isn't enough power coming from the TV to over come a dead battery. The battery read .8 volts when unhooked.
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CO protector is most likely on even when Battery switch turned off. Later RJD
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