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Old 05-11-2020, 06:08 PM   #1
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Hello new member to Forest River but not to forums but Iím glad I purchased a Forest River product we purchased a 2020 376 TH not our first fifth wheel but our first 1st class fifth wheel I do have a question about my battery disconnect switch and wiring two batteries up it seems like my batteries wonít stay up at all maybe a day is something running them down ? Thanks and glad to be a member
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Old 05-11-2020, 06:16 PM   #2
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There are several items that have a parasitic draw that will kill a battery in a week or two, but should not do it in a day. Check your breakaway switch. They can get accidentally get activated ( pulled) and the brakes will kill the battery quickly. Also the breakaway switch is not normally connected through the battery disconnect. The best way to prevent damage to the batteries until you find the source is to disconnect the cable from the negative post to the frame. It should only be one wire.
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Welcome from New Jersey, you will find a lot of knowledgeable people here, I'm sure someone has a answer .Do the batteries drain with the disconnect off?
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Old 05-11-2020, 06:20 PM   #4
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Hi and Welcome to FRF!
What brand is your trailer? Forest River is the corporation name.
The only 2020 376 toyhauler i could, is made by Grand Design, which isn't a Forest River product.
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What brand is your trailer? Forest River is the corporation name.
The only 2020 376 toyhauler i could, is made by Grand Design, which isn't a Forest River product.


Iím sorry 37RTH
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Old 05-11-2020, 06:52 PM   #6
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Welcome from New Jersey, you will find a lot of knowledgeable people here, I'm sure someone has a answer .Do the batteries drain with the disconnect off?


Iím not sure,if I turn the switch to on does that mean the disconnect is on meaning no current to the camper ?
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On means power supplied to the camper, Off should shut power off ,Turn on the lights inside with switch in the on position then switch it off,And see what happens?
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On means power supplied to the camper, Off should shut power off ,Turn on the lights inside with switch in the on position then switch it off,And see what happens?


If Iím plugged in to my truck should I be able to run the front jacks just to hook up ?
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Not 100% sure on that but you should be able to if its connected to the truck ,Probably have to have the battery switch on.
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Iím sorry 37RTH
So it's a Cedar Creek then, right?
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So it's a Cedar Creek then, right?


Yes Iím sorry itís a cedar creek silver back
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Not 100% sure on that but you should be able to if its connected to the truck ,Probably have to have the battery switch on.


Ok thanks Chris Iíll check some more things tomorrow
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Thanks and you also we are finally getting ready to go to a local campground next week if the governor lets us we were going to Williamsburg in April but Covid reared itís ugly head and didnít go this will be just our second trip out in the new Beast cannot was wait
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Thanks ,how far south are you and have you been to Anchor Down campground in Tennessee ?
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