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Old 08-07-2015, 09:33 AM   #11
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Salem hemisphere 282rk I installed a Plate by the side of the battery and installed a 50amp marine disconnect. Still not sure why it does not come with one being things stay on when 100% shut down. Next I'm going to install a quick connection for a battery tender for winter storage.

I use my battery tender year round when not out camping. I do not leave plugged in. Easier on battery and no worries about weekly T-storms damaging convertor. Last TT battery going strong when traded after 6 yrs using this method.
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Old 08-07-2015, 01:30 PM   #13
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Bartlett would you post a pic of how you mounted yours?


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Old 08-07-2015, 02:59 PM   #14
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I'll snap a pic when I get home.
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:50 AM   #17
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I also have a disconnect but mine is the cheaper one from Wal-Mart but does the same thing. So, between camping trips I unplug the unit and turn off the battery disconnect. Winter time I will do the same thing except periodicity I plug up the unit to give the battery a boost to maintain. However I have a building at home for storage with a 30 Amp for the camper which makes it easy for me to do this. If I had to store it away from home I would use a battery tender if there was power; if not I would pull the battery's and take them home. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:07 AM   #18
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My Super lite has a battery disconnect in the kitchen by the power center (breakers, fuses,etc.). I thought they all did.
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Just got time to post a Picture of mine.
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:45 PM   #20
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On my old Puma Unleashed I installed a battery disconnect also. Got sick of flat dead batteries only 2 days after a trip. Just got in the habit of unhooking them at the same time I shut off propane tanks. All my batts always get pulled in winter and stored in an insulated room in my shop on a Tender charger throughout the winter. Using this method allowed me to go 5+ yrs on batteries. The disconnect was protected in the battery box.

I do this on my boat, RV, ATV's, lawnmowers, etc etc.

The new trailer has a disconnect already installed or I would do the same again.
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