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Old 09-24-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Battery disco or solar?

I yanked the battery out if my TT today. Been meaning to get by there as I realized after the fact that I had forgotten to unhook it when I parked it. In my list of things to do on said camper is get a battery disco throw switch. Or should I go solar trickle and not worry about it? Or both.... Thanks

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Old 09-24-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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with my battery disco switch, i can turn it off in November and when i turn it back on 4 months later, the batteries have hardly lost any charge.
much simpler than using a solar trickle charger.

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Old 09-26-2013, 11:55 AM   #3
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To add to the question, should the battery disconnect do just that and disconnect everything? We just bought a new Cardinal with the factory disconnect. It disconnects some things but not everything. Dealer tells me this is "normal". Seems to me you'd want everything off so there is no chance of any drain. Correct?
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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Some things are high amperage draw and it's not very practical to run them thru a battery disconnect switch, especially if that switch is not right at the battery. There is really no reason to do it if the only way it draws power is for you to flip a switch. My RV has several things that are not disconnected by the switch. I'm fine with that.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:17 PM   #5
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Thanks Barry.
Our last TT had a CO2 detector that would draw the battery down if it sat for a while. Would start beeping and I'd get a call from the storage facility. Finally put a disconnect right on the battery. Assumed a factory disconnect would kill everything too, but I get your point.
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