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Old 09-09-2015, 01:14 AM   #1
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High current draw when idle

I have a 2016 Rockwood HW 277. The battery was draining in just 6 hours so I tested the current and it shows 6.5 amp draw with everything off except CO2/LP detector. Pulled each fuse and flipped each breaker but none cut off the amp draw. Not sure what to check next. All other posts seem to be dealing with much smaller amp draws when everything is off. Anyone else experience this problem?
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Old 09-09-2015, 03:17 AM   #2
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Check your breakaway for your brakes?
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:14 AM   #3
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Check your breakaway for your brakes?
X2. We've had stories of the cable hanging up on things and the pin get pulled, as well as kids and dogs pulling the cable/pin. Even had owners error of people mistakingly using the breakaway switch as a parking brake.
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Thank you so much! That was it.
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Old 09-09-2015, 10:49 AM   #5
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You may want to really check out the breakaway switch, and everything it powered now, since it was energized for so long. These switches can actually melt with constant power going to them for a long time (we have many other threads of this occurrence). As low price ($20) as they are, you may want to replace it to be sure it works correct if needed.

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