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Old 03-31-2016, 08:33 PM   #1
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Battery drain

When you have no shore power and your fiver is stored for a while how do you not drain the battery? We flipped the main breaker but the Co monitor is still on and so is the power to the sound bar. There is a battery disconnect in one of the compartments but it doesn't seem to do anything that I can figure. We are taking the camper in for warranty work and want to have everything properly shut down so the battery doesn't die for the deal
Ed. There has to be something I don't know. Never had this with our MH.

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Old 03-31-2016, 08:34 PM   #2
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I guess I should've mentioned we have a 2016 Sierra 371 REBH 
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:05 PM   #3
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Removing the rig from shore power and switching the battery disconnect off should remove all power from the rig.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:41 PM   #4
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Battery drain

The battery disconnect only turns off / disconnects the inverter and not power to the unit. This was confirmed with FR engineers.

I installed a separate disconnect on the batteries. This way I can totally turn the power off to the unit.

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Old 04-04-2016, 02:15 PM   #5
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I always pull my battery out completely when j bring it in for warranty since it is usually there for a while in the winter. I keep it on a trickle charger. When the dealer needs to open the slides they use a jump box or spare battery to do the work they need.
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