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Old 12-11-2018, 07:49 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Excursion battery charging while in long-term storage- MAIN/AUX BATT swtich

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I have my 2013 Fleetwood Excursion sitting in storage for the winter, plugged in to a 120V plug. In the owner's manual, it states that the two battery swtiches (I think they're called main and aux) have to be on for the batteries to charge. However, when I plugged in my RV today with those two battery switches in "OFF," the batteries appeared to be charging. My Magnum control panel (ME-MR) showed that my Magnum MS2000 was charging the batteries......I think?

The ME-MR control panel showed "BATT SAVE" and "BATT FLOAT" (or similar) with 14V of output once in a while. It would seem to me that the MS2000 is therefore charging my house and chassis batteries with the battery switches off.......correct?

Why don't I just leave the battery switches on? Two reasons. One, the plug that I am plugged into can be a bit unreliable as the GFCI will trip now and then, mostly due to other people in my storage facility messing things up. I'd rather have the plug die with both battery switches off and not have my batteries drain with micro-loads in between my weekly or bi-weekly visits. Two, when I have the switches on some of my systems have little lights that come on. I don't see the need to leave everything energized with battery power if possible.

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I leave mine off, still charges batteries fine. When I need to work on the inside I just turn the 2 rocker switches on.
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I leave mine off, still charges batteries fine. When I need to work on the inside I just turn the 2 rocker switches on.
OK that's good to know. Not sure why the manual from Fleetwood says the switches must be left on.
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