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Old 03-05-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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Survryor SV-305 -Battery Question

I have had my new TT for about a month now and when going out to check on the thing I found the battery deader than a hammer. Charged it backup went back a week later a dead once more. 1. Is this normal? 2. Will it hurt anything? The only thing I can figure is that the alarms on the TT or pulling the battery down. Any thoughts that could help a new guy fix this problem? Thanks in advance for any comments.

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Old 03-05-2012, 02:57 AM   #2
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i guess the dealer didn't tell you about the parasitic power drains RV's have.

you're right about the alarms and also, the radio and a few other things will drain a battery dry in just a few days.
the solutions are to keep the trailer plugged into shore power or like most of us do, installing a battery disconnect switch.
they can cost anywhere from $5 up to $35. the most popular are the ones available at marine supply stores.

do a search here on battery disconnect switch and you find tons of threads on the subject, with pics.
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