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Old 08-01-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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Chassis Battery Drain

Something is draining the chassis battery and I have to jump it after just a few days. At first, the radio and backup camera monitor was hard wired to the chassis battery, and now is fixed - but still drains.

Dealer detects a .5 amp draw, but does not think of it as an issue. If it sits 3-5 days, the battery is completely dead. Battery tested good. Dealer suggested a battery disconnect switch on for the chassis - and said this is found on some other motorhomes. True or not? Suggestions?
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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Make sure the tv booster isnt being left on or hard wired.

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Old 08-03-2014, 10:36 AM   #3
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I believe we have a battery disconnect switch at the bottom of the closet next to the stairs.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:07 PM   #4
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That disconnect switch by the stairs is for the home batteries, not the chassis.


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Old 08-03-2014, 06:55 PM   #5
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There is a roller switch that controls your instrument panel background lighting, that is probably switched all of the way on. This will open up a relay on the f53 chassis that if left open will drain your chassis battery. I would check this first.


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Old 08-03-2014, 07:56 PM   #6
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Try this...8 bucks on Amazon and a sure solution!
http://www.amazon.com/Post-Battery-M...connect+switch

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Old 08-03-2014, 10:06 PM   #7
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There is a roller switch that controls your instrument panel background lighting, that is probably switched all of the way on. This will open up a relay on the f53 chassis that if left open will drain your chassis battery. I would check this first.


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You need to check this instrument cluster dimmer switch it should not be all the way to the left and if that's not the problem you need to take it back to the dealer a .5 AMP draw is NOT acceptable.
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