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Old 12-17-2016, 02:06 PM   #1
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Ok so we just purchased the new trailer listed above. This is our first RV to own and I have a question. When we have the camper parked and not in use we have everything off in the camper, everything! However, the battery will not stay charged and the CO2 alarm beeps constantly. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to correct this? TIA
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Old 12-17-2016, 02:19 PM   #2
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There is a constant amperage draw on the battery when the trailer is not in use, CO alarm, propane alarm, entertainment center etc etc.
Make sure battery is fully charged before "parking the trailer" then disconnect the negative battery cable. Then when you have time install a disconnect switch at the battery.
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:20 PM   #3
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You can also plug it in at your house. If your goal is to just to keep the batteries topped off you don't need a full 30A outlet. Adapting your RV power cable to a standard house outlet will work just fine.
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Old 12-17-2016, 05:32 PM   #4
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Most of us install a battery disconnect switch, to combat the parasitic power drains.
Or keep it plugged into shore power.
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Just don't forget to reconnect the battery before towing it anywhere. The batteries are what engages your trailer brakes in the event it becomes separated from your TV.
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