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Old 04-13-2015, 10:31 PM   #21
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Bunkie, I have great memories of camping with my son. Enjoy your new TT. It sounds like your first trip was a good one. Lots of good advice is available on this forum. Enjoy your TT and spending time with your son.
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:00 AM   #22
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My Roo 19's battery disconnect is inside the TT and it kills everything. If it didn't, there would be no point in having it.

My understanding is that disconnect switches usually kill everything except the things that have their own switches, such as tongue jacks and slideouts (I don't have either of these).

I'm expecting my new Mini Lite to be the same.
Unfortunately in most trailers the LP gas / carbon monoxide detector is not on the kill switch and will run down the battery. Done for safety I guess. Lot's of us add a total power kill switch.
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Old 04-14-2015, 07:18 AM   #23
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Hey Bunky... if you do decide to kill the power after your return you must remember to keep your fridge and freezer doors open. Or, you will have an explosion of mold in there in a very short time. As others have said, don't ask me how I know this! Have a great camping season.


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Thanks! What if I decide to not kill the power, will it effect my battery? Do most people leave theirs constantly plugged in upon returning?
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Old 04-14-2015, 08:59 AM   #25
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Thanks! What if I decide to not kill the power, will it effect my battery? Do most people leave theirs constantly plugged in upon returning?
I leave mine plugged in 24/7 just make sure you keep an eye on the water in the battery. Depends on what convertor you have. If it is a WFCO check monthly. They are supposed to go into float 13.2 if they do not read a load for 48 hrs. If your co/detector is on or your clock on the radio it will not go into float it will stay at 13.6. So check the water level once a month or that will kill your battery the fastest. If you find all the parasites you can put a SPST switch on the power line and turn them off. Just remember to turn them back on before you go camping.....
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Sometimes it will depend on when I am traveling for my next trip. If its within a week I will just come home and plug in. I can just leave some my things in the fridge/freezer and be ready to go. If its gonna be a while, I would probably unplug wires from the battery as it will slowly drain.


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That antenna is like mine. It's not adjustable and does not have a crank. Mine works great but I live in a metro area. When camping we use satellite.
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My Roo 19's battery disconnect is inside the TT and it kills everything. If it didn't, there would be no point in having it.

My understanding is that disconnect switches usually kill everything except the things that have their own switches, such as tongue jacks and slideouts (I don't have either of these).

I'm expecting my new Mini Lite to be the same.


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Unfortunately in most trailers the LP gas / carbon monoxide detector is not on the kill switch and will run down the battery. Done for safety I guess. Lot's of us add a total power kill switch.
I'd like to hear from others, as I'm skeptical. If the disconnect kills the furnace, HWH and fridge (there's not much else other than the lights and stereo), then there's no source of CO, so why bother keeping power to the CO monitor?

Makes no sense.
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I'd like to hear from others, as I'm skeptical. If the disconnect kills the furnace, HWH and fridge (there's not much else other than the lights and stereo), then there's no source of CO, so why bother keeping power to the CO monitor?

Makes no sense.
Yes it does because the CO detector is ALSO an propane gas detector. Propane can leak at any time. Don't ask me how I know.
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Guess I'm not safe then, 'cause my detector turns off with the switch. In fact, they're right next to each other.
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