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Old 08-09-2016, 12:19 PM   #15
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Even in the store position there is a parasitic battery drain because the propane leak detector is always on. The constant voltage drop on your batteries will be enough over time they will never recharge... I learned the hardway. Went to a switch, gel batteries and solar... no more problems. Fortunately the Interstate battery distributor gave me a deal on the original batteries. Since they were under warranty ((5 months old) that is how quickly you can kill batteries with parasitic drain)) I went with two sealed AGM Interstate batteries and a top post battery disconnect switch on the negative post to cut the circuit.

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Isn't that what the store / usage switch is for? I have had many RV's, this is my 1st AS and the others always had a marine style big red off/on switch for the batteries and I did not have this issue.

There is really not anywhere to mount (and hide that type/style of a switch) in a 23 FB.
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Also, there is a fan that keeps air moving on your frig., this fan is set to run if the outside temp is over 45', I unhook the fan when I not using the AS.
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Old 08-09-2016, 01:11 PM   #17
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I have never experienced that and living in southern Florida our outside temp is always over 45.

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Also, there is a fan that keeps air moving on your frig., this fan is set to run if the outside temp is over 45', I unhook the fan when I not using the AS.
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The only answer is a battery, solar, converter or inverter (which ever is applicable) disconnect switches like Lew installs. Also, shorted cell in a battery bank will kill the other cells in short order. Residual drains are like germs they are everywhere.
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Here us a good thread on parasitic or phantom loads.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...on-140542.html

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Here us a good thread on parasitic or phantom loads.
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Thanks for this link, Bob, from before we got our FC20 last fall. idroba was certainly a fount of knowledge and a gentleman.

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PS -- edit -- also good to see the following advice, as an answer was not forthcoming in that other recent thread:

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I also just remove those two jumper wires when I put the rig into winter storage as it is the easiest way to totally disconnect the batteries. Easier than disconnecting either the positive or negative cables and accomplishes the same thing.
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Peter, thanks for adding this. "idroba was certainly a fount of knowledge and a gentleman.

Rest in Peace."

An true officer and a gentleman as they say.

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I dont know if your AS has cabinet lights that come on when you open them, but if so, be sure they go off when the cabinet door is shut. I've had to adjust several in our AS to prevent them being constantly on.

Installing a battery terminal disconnect will address all the potential power drains while stored - why add individual switches for the propane detector, etc?
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