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Old 07-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #11
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I have just purchased a Forest River Flagstaff V-Lite that has a push-pull battery disconnect switch. I put the TT in storage for one week and pushed the disconnect in. When I was ready to embark on my trial trip, I pulled the switch out but was unable to use the tongue jack. I tried pushing and pulling several times with no effect. Attaching the trailer electrical cable to the tow vehicle solved the problem for the time being. The battery was charged by shore power for three days and when I tried to use the tongue jack I again did not have enough power. I pushed and pulled the switch several times and suddenly the power was enabled. Does anyone have experience with this type switch and do you have recommendations on replacing it if necessary. BTW I am not sure where the real problem lays, but I highly suspect the switch,

Thanks for any help!
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:17 PM   #12
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I have just purchased a Forest River Flagstaff V-Lite that has a push-pull battery disconnect switch. I put the TT in storage for one week and pushed the disconnect in. When I was ready to embark on my trial trip, I pulled the switch out but was unable to use the tongue jack. I tried pushing and pulling several times with no effect. Attaching the trailer electrical cable to the tow vehicle solved the problem for the time being. The battery was charged by shore power for three days and when I tried to use the tongue jack I again did not have enough power. I pushed and pulled the switch several times and suddenly the power was enabled. Does anyone have experience with this type switch and do you have recommendations on replacing it if necessary. BTW I am not sure where the real problem lays, but I highly suspect the switch,

Thanks for any help!
Unlike most on here mention, the power tounge jack on our 2012 is not wired directly to the battery. You either need shore power or TV connection for it to work. Not sure what FR was thinking with this scheme, but I plan on having the dealer "fix" this under warranty.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #13
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the disconnect switch (factory) disconnects the battery from the trailer 12v system. the co detector and hydrolic pump is still connected to the bat. the detector will still cause a drain on the battery. when u disconnect at the battery, everything is separated.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:19 PM   #14
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My big battery drain is the radio's NOAA alert feature. Even when the radio is off, and even if the weather band is tuned to a channel not used in the area, a NOAA watch or warning turns on the radio and it does not turn off until the battery dies. I now pull the fuse when I store it and deploy a small solar panel to keep it topped off.
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