(New) Jeep Owners - Help
After having a Saturn Vue for six years - the best TOAD ever - we decided to buy a 2012 Jeep Sport Unlimited so we could go places where the Saturn could not (we are rockhounders). It is SO much easier to hook up the Jeep than it was the Saturn - put the tranny in park, transer case in neutral and take off - it is amazing. No removing fuses, no speed limit, no amount of time you can drive before starting it for three minutes, etc.
I have a Blue Ox brake system, about eight years old. When I plug it into the outlet in between the two front seats it worked fine without the ignition key being in ACC (the manual says just keep it off). However, when I went to remove the brake system from the Jeep, the inline fuse (10A) had blown. I suspect this is just coincidental because we have had it for so long. I replaced the fuse, tested it and it worked fine.
My question is: with the key off and the brake system plugged in and drawing power, will that power be enough to drain the battery over a period of time, say a full day of driving? I can't find anywhere where the manual says that is a problem but I was just wondering. Anyone with experience with a new(er) Jeep as a TOAD?
Denny & Kylene, Abby (Golden) and Josie (Sheltie),
2004 Itasca Suncruiser 38R, W22, Ultrapower
2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport Unlimited