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Old 02-05-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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new owner of 26rlss tt, we have not used it yet, but in just 3 weeks the battery has gone dead, i recharged it, and again it died in just 20 days, no real use on it, only thing on was the " LED " light showing power to the LP leak alarm. We have had very cool temps here, below 30 at times. This is a new unit. help ???

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Old 02-05-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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You will need to test the draw coming from battery. Its best to disconnect battery if camper is parked for long times.

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:06 PM   #3
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If you can't keep it plugged in I'd recommend getting a disconnect switch...much easier than unhooking it all the time.

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Old 02-05-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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It is working perfectly. Without anything other than the parasite draws (Internal battery resistance; Propane detector; and TV/Concertone "off" load) the unit will draw about 1.0 amps from that battery.

The units come stock with one 75 amp hour battery. Divide 75 by 1.0 gives 75 hours of battery life. With nothing else on, the battery will be completely dead in a bit over 3 days.

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Old 02-05-2011, 08:43 PM   #5
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As herk7769 said it's perfectly normal. I always disconnect the positive terminal when I put the fifth wheel on our storage lot. During the winter I take the battery out of the trailer and keep it in my garage where I can top off the charge once a month.

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Old 02-05-2011, 09:49 PM   #6
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We keep ours plugged up to a normal house plug when at home...that way the batteries are always topped off with the built in charger.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:07 AM   #7
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thank you all for the help. I will put a kill control on the battery. This forum is great, as a new owner, I'm sure I will be back. Take care..

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