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Old 10-19-2014, 05:39 PM   #1
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Battery use age

I don't want to take my battery out of my TT ,if I turn off breakers would that stop any battery usage ?when I am not using TT for a few months.

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Old 10-19-2014, 08:36 PM   #2
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Breakers are usually for the 110 power.
What year and model TT do you have ?
Safest way to make sure you have no battery draw is to remove the negative battery cable.

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Old 10-19-2014, 08:49 PM   #3
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You might not want to take your battery out, but if it is winter time, you don,t want to expose it to a hard freeze down around 0 degrees if you don,t have to. Especially if it is not fully charged.

Here is good battery information worth reading.

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When I bought my first travel trailer, I grappled with the same problems. By disconnecting the battery I stopped the parasitic draws, but by leaving it disconnected it eventually killed the battery. There are ways around this, but none of the "obvious" solutions were practical for me, so I had a solar panel installed. Did the same thing for my new trailer a year ago, and due to health and other matters, have not got out in it this past year. It sits in storage, but the solar panel has kept the 2 six volt battery bank fully charged, despite an estimated daily 24 amp hour parasitic draw. It's been a good solution, for storage purposes.......

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Old 10-20-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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I don't want to take my battery out of my TT ,if I turn off breakers would that stop any battery usage ?when I am not using TT for a few months.
I have Winnebago Minnie 2101
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Put in a battery cut off switch. They are like $20 and easy to install.

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