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Old 08-23-2012, 10:51 AM   #181
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You can use the lights that are on 12 volt with battery hooked up. My choice of words earlier may have scared some and made some mad.
Poor choice on my part.
All I was trying to convey is that when hooked up to 110 the battery should be on disconnect , and when the unit is not being used.
Apologies to all that took my few words wrong .
I'm all for improving the product and helping those that have problems.
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Chris, I'm still confused, why can't the battery switch be in the on position when plugged into 110? I thought there were several systems that were controlled by 12v?
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:04 AM   #182
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You can use the lights that are on 12 volt with battery hooked up. My choice of words earlier may have scared some and made some mad.
Poor choice on my part.
All I was trying to convey is that when hooked up to 110 the battery should be on disconnect , and when the unit is not being used.
Apologies to all that took my few words wrong .
I'm all for improving the product and helping those that have problems.
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Yes, I admit I got MAD.....I apologize for that and I get the whole "disconnet battery" lesson.....but I still don't believe that leaving the battery on for 2 weeks (picked RV up from shop on August 6 after having minor repairs) parked rv (checked to make sure everything was off after parking) then discovered a dead battery evening of August 20 and then WOW all other problems. Anyway, I have beat this dead horse to death and I am sure everyone is sick of it.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:09 AM   #183
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Yes, I admit I got MAD.....I apologize for that and I get the whole "disconnet battery" lesson.....but I still don't believe that leaving the battery on for 2 weeks (picked RV up from shop on August 6 after having minor repairs) parked rv (checked to make sure everything was off after parking) then discovered a dead battery evening of August 20 and then WOW all other problems. Anyway, I have beat this dead horse to death and I am sure everyone is sick of it.
Understand your frustration. I still don't understand why if plugged into shore power you have to or should disconnect the battery. Something is amiss.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:13 AM   #184
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Understand your frustration. I still don't understand why if plugged into shore power you have to or should disconnect the battery. Something is amiss.
I DO KNOW for a fact that the new progressive dynamics converters DO NOT need a battery to operate. So I'm not sure if this has something to do with it but I'm yet confused STILL !
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:10 PM   #185
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Still confused too - Chris...ANYBODY from Forest River, can you please give a FULL, DETAILED explanation and not just make abbreviated comments.

Start-to-finish on what we should do when parked in the driveway...AND WHY???

Is that really asking too much from you as a manufacturer when we have this type of investment?
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:59 PM   #186
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If you turn you're battery switch "Off" while plugged into 110v, how does the on board charger do its job to replenish the battery(ies)?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:00 PM   #187
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If you turn you're battery switch "Off" while plugged into 110v, how does the on board charger do its job to replenish the battery(ies)?
I was wondering the same.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:34 PM   #188
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I DO KNOW for a fact that the new progressive dynamics converters DO NOT need a battery to operate. So I'm not sure if this has something to do with it but I'm yet confused STILL !
I am also confused. I have a battery disconnect that the dealer installed before we pulled the 5th., home after purchase. I noticed they installed it in the basement on the back wall and wired into the back of the breaker panel. I thought that was a little strange. It will disconnect everything 12 volt EXCEPT the front landing jacks and bedroom slide. Hope no one wants to mess with my front landing jacks while in storage. At least these two things don't drain the battery. The ones I have installed myself over the years I install them close to the battery and used the negative side of the battery to disconnect. The only time I disconnect is when I store the trailer after a trip, I keep it on connect the entire time I am on shore power. Have never had a problem. So Chris is saying we should disconnect the battery when on shore power? Am I reading this correctly?
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I THINK hes saying it should never be UNPLUGGED from shore power .
thats what I take from it .
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Ok, I'm going to do some serious talking with the rep that supplies the battery disconnect. I will post what he has to say.
Please, remember that I'm just a camper myself and happen to work for Columbus. I don't wish to upset anyone. I only wish to help.I should get someone else to help on some of these questions.
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