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Old 06-01-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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We will be moving soon and will be storing the coach in an area with no available power. In the past I have always plugged into power at least one day a week. If not even with the battery disconnect switch tripped my batteries will go dead in about a week. This week I went to NAPA and purchased the green knob type battery disconnects but when I went to put them on I find my batteriew have screw posts rather than the standard battery post. Does anyone have a solution for my problem??
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We will be moving soon and will be storing the coach in an area with no available power. In the past I have always plugged into power at least one day a week. If not even with the battery disconnect switch tripped my batteries will go dead in about a week. This week I went to NAPA and purchased the green knob type battery disconnects but when I went to put them on I find my batteriew have screw posts rather than the standard battery post. Does anyone have a solution for my problem??
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Old 06-01-2007, 08:41 PM   #3
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Not sure I can help with the knobs, but my dad usually disconnects the cable from the terminals for longer term storage. Pop them off, spray some CRC on the terminals, make sure they don't contact metal, and come back in 6 months. Batteries may discharge "slightly" in that time, but if they are fully charged when you store the coach it should have enough left to start you up and run down the road to charge them back up.
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:20 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum JKCTAZ

that is the best, and most cost effective way to disconnct the batteries. And it give you the oppertunity to check and clean the cables. good one
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I put the knife switch type on both the house and chassie batteries. You should be able to fine the style for you type battery posts.
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I have to second the message from Two Sailors. Both of the National RV products that I have owned required that I put on a knife style disconnet switch on the chassis battery. The house side disconnect switch works fine and does it's job when in storage. The chassis battery is another issue. There is some kind of draw that causes the chassis battery to go dead after a short period, around week to 10 days. By using a knife switch on the chassis battery I have no longer had the problem of finding the battery dead when I put the coach into storage.
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Welcome JB, good info. I need a disconnect switch myself. My coach is at the FL dealer now, OUCH $$$$.
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