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Old 04-07-2016, 08:25 AM   #11
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I'm a brand new inexperienced RV owner. I've neverbefore used a battery disconnect switch. Can you please tell me when I should be using it? For what purpose? Examples please. Thanks, Cadiz Couple
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:52 AM   #12
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I'm a brand new RV owner. I have never before used a "battery disconnect switch". Can you please tell me when I would normally be using this switch? Examples please. Thanks, Cadiz Couple
I use mine to disconnect the battery whenever I park my RV for storage. if it's not in storage, it's on.
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:54 AM   #13
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Old 04-07-2016, 08:54 AM   #14
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I'm a brand new RV owner. I have never before used a "battery disconnect switch". Can you please tell me when I would normally be using this switch? Examples please. Thanks, Cadiz Couple

Congrats! Use the switch to disconnect power flow from your battery to your rig when storing it. There are several items that have parasitic draw on a battery even if you shut down all inside switches. Go to Walmart. $6-7 for a switch. Attach to negative term on you battery. When you put it in storage use this. When you hookup to go camping be sure to reconnect the battery so you'll have your trailer brakes and anything inside you might need that runs off 12v.


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Old 04-07-2016, 09:06 AM   #15
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I actually remove my battery after I put it in storage. I used a trolling motor quick connect which makes it plug and play so the connections on the battery do not have to be messed with.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:54 PM   #16
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Should it be in ON position when not in storage? Or is it the reverse? I have two batteries. Lights work inside no matter what position disconnect key is in?
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:22 PM   #17
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Should it be in ON position when not in storage? Or is it the reverse? I have two batteries. Lights work inside no matter what position disconnect key is in?
Yes you should be in the "on" position when not in storage, but I always turn mine "off" if I'm not using RV. During the winter months I remove battery and place a battery tender on it. Were you connected to shore power at the time? If so your converter is powering your lights. If battery disconnect is "off" at that time your battery will not charge.
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