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Old 12-12-2017, 05:24 PM   #1
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Battery Disconnect Switch

Anyone uses Battery Disconnect Switch so your battery won't drain if you are not using the TT for 3 or 4 weeks? Or do you disconnect to do trickle charge?
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:02 PM   #2
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We always use a Battery Disconnect switch anytime we leave the trailer not plugged into power. 3 Years now and have not had a dead battery yet.
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Old 12-12-2017, 06:16 PM   #3
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A battery disconnect is the best thing to do. Just be sure the battery is fully charged prior to disconnecting it. You will be good for at least 6 months storage with no worries or having to check the battery for water.
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:31 PM   #4
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Our trailer came with a battery disconnect switch in the front storage compartment. I keep it turned off unless we are using the camper.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:17 PM   #5
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Always leave my switch on. The TT is either at home and plugged in or at a campsite plugged in so never have a time when I need to disconnect. While plugged in to 110 the batt stays charged. If I did ever leave it unplugged to 110 though I would hit the disconnect switch.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:33 PM   #6
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I just leave mine plugged it 24 /7 my converter is a three stage unit, I do check the water periodically.
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:14 PM   #7
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If we leave our TT unplugged, the phantom loads will drain it in 4 or 5 days. My disconnect switch is a 1/2 inch wrench for the negative lead. A switch is nice but did not come with the TT.

Our TT rarely sits for any length of time, so we often have it plugged in between trips. However if it is going to set for 4 or 5 weeks we disconnect the battery.
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Old 12-13-2017, 01:30 AM   #8
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I use the battery disconnect switch when parking in storage for short periods of time. I take the battery out during winter storage.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:45 AM   #9
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What kind of switch you all using and where did you get it from? Also where is it installed?
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Old 12-13-2017, 07:00 AM   #10
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I used this one.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Our trailer has a battery disconnect switch so I'll use it when the trailer is not being used between trips. If only for 3 or 4 weeks I don't put a charger on them but I would make sure they were fully charged before disconnecting them. For long term storage (like over winter) I remove the batteries, put them in the garage and keep a couple of small Battery Tenders attached to prevent them from self discharging too far.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:19 AM   #12
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The battery disconnect is the best mod I have installed on my TT. It can sit there for months and be at 100%.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:41 AM   #13
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The one we use came with our trailer but looks similar to the one posted earlier by
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Sorry hit send by accident. Meant to say posted by JSM180
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