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Old 03-18-2015, 03:30 PM   #11
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You must break connection with your rig - or have a power source to keep it topped off. Someone else mentioned that total discharge is nearly a death sentence for a battery, and I concur. I have discharged a good set of batteries and found they lost the ability to power my furnace overnight. Even with Walmart batteries it gets expensive to replace them to regain capacity.😞
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Old 03-18-2015, 03:58 PM   #12
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You must break connection with your rig - or have a power source to keep it topped off. Someone else mentioned that total discharge is nearly a death sentence for a battery, and I concur. I have discharged a good set of batteries and found they lost the ability to power my furnace overnight. Even with Walmart batteries it gets expensive to replace them to regain capacity.��
Well with WalMart theres a 2 year free replacement and then you start all over again
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:07 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the great replies. Since I have no ready source of power available it appears that I'll need to use solar power to keep the battery topped off. Does anyone have any experience with them and be willing to recommend a make and model number for one that would keep the battery topped off and have the inherent circuity to prevent the charger from overcharging the battery?
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:15 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the great replies. Since I have no ready source of power available it appears that I'll need to use solar power to keep the battery topped off. Does anyone have any experience with them and be willing to recommend a make and model number for one that would keep the battery topped off and have the inherent circuity to prevent the charger from overcharging the battery?
I bought one at Menard s for about 30 bucks. The panel is only approx 12x12 and does a good job keeping my battery fully charged
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Old 03-18-2015, 04:51 PM   #15
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The battery cutoff on my Rockwood is everything but the Breakaway for the brakes. I no parasitic draw.
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Old 03-18-2015, 06:24 PM   #16
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I had two parasites that I found.
1) the propane sniffer that you found
2) the radio clock
All I did was add a small spst switch and cut the power to them. Just remember to turn them back on before you use your trailer. Everyone of these units are wired different even the same model. You just have to hunt for them...
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I pulled the fuse on the propane sniffer when I see the possibility of a low battery. Low battery power is hard on those things.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:55 AM   #18
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We are having a problem with our battery staying charged in our 2012 CC 29Re. Service said they looked for possible items left ton. Put in new battery and that one went dead. Our inverter is continually humming. Have you had problems with yours?
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We are having a problem with our battery staying charged in our 2012 CC 29Re. Service said they looked for possible items left ton. Put in new battery and that one went dead. Our inverter is continually humming. Have you had problems with yours?
Your battery will go dead unless you unhook it or install a battery disconnect or lastly keep it plugged in.
There are a few parasitic draws that will run your battery down every time.

I think you mean converter not inverter.



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I had the same problem until I installed a battery cut-off switch. I located the switch on top of the battery box cover and used the positive cable. Yes I know there has been discussions on this forum about using the negative vs the positive side of the battery to cut off. My Co detector and stereo were the culprits that I found. Lord knows whatever else was sucking power from the battery. Even tho the stereo was turned off, the dial window remained lit up. I installed a small solar panel (from Harbor Freight) on top of my propane cover and attached it directly to my battery. No problems since.

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