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Old 04-27-2013, 03:36 AM   #21
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Everything is fused, just find that load and pull the fuse.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:58 AM   #22
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Just discovered the hard way that the batteries do drain down even with the factory cutoff switch so I just put wing nuts on my battery terminals and disconnect the battery when in storage (always did this on previous units without cutoff switches. Know I wonder if the level up system maintains its 0 degree calibration or does it need recalibrated every time the battery is reconnected. Haven't tested yet as my battery is currently being bench charged in my garage.
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Old 07-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #23
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My 2010 has the red cut-off switch, but I still ended up with dead batteries so I to disconnect the wing nut and remove the red lead.
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Old 07-05-2013, 08:25 AM   #24
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I hook up a 25W Solar panel through a 12VDC voltage regulator (found on Ebay for $10 and the solar panel was a bout $65) This seems to a great job of overcoming the voltage vampires. When I check the voltage first thing in the morning its down between 11 and 11.5 VDC. At the end of the day it typically up to about 12 to 12.8VDC.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:35 PM   #25
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There are phantom loads (propane detector, remote control board if equipped, etc.) that will drain a battery. These will still pull juice even with the battery disconnect engaged. There are two solutions, either unhook the batteries from the circuit, or do as I did and install a battery isolator switch at the battery itself.
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Old 10-18-2018, 12:55 PM   #26
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I am going into winter and unplugging everything for my 2018 3820fk. Should I disconnect the batteries or should I leave it plugged into 50 amp service?? It will sit for about 6 months.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:37 PM   #27
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I am going into winter and unplugging everything for my 2018 3820fk. Should I disconnect the batteries or should I leave it plugged into 50 amp service?? It will sit for about 6 months.
My batteries are now just shy of 9 years old, the fifth wheel is plugged in 24/7. IMO its the best way to maintain your batteries, although you need to keep an eye on the water level. No matter what you do , over time they will lose power unless plugged in .
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