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Old 10-21-2015, 10:51 AM   #1
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Electrical drain

We are putting our new 34TGA to bed until March and have completed the winterization no problem. However even though I have hit the 12V master off by the front door there still appears to be some electrical drain from the antenna amplifier, cooling fan for the enclosure in the closet and whatever electronics are in the enclosure in the closet. I can turn the fan off as well as the antenna booster but I am not sure if there is a way to shut down whats in the enclosure. Also is there an easy way to completely shut things off for the winter?

Lastly opinions on leaving the batteries in and running the genny every 2-3 weeks or pull and put in our warm basement on a trickle charger.

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Old 10-21-2015, 10:54 AM   #2
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The "Salesman switch" by the front door does not completely disconnect the batteries. There is a switch in the battery comparment for that (at least on some rigs).

But the inverter will still cause a drain of nearly 1 amp. so you might want to disconnect a negative cable from the batteries.

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Old 10-21-2015, 11:03 AM   #3
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The only surefire way to stop the drain is to disconnect the negative cable on the batteries as Dan said. There are things like the co detector, me clock that bypass the turnoff switch at the batteries.
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:26 PM   #4
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Can you just leave it plugged in?
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Old 10-22-2015, 10:32 AM   #5
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No unfortunately that is not available where we are storing.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:50 AM   #6
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Depending on how cold it is where you are storing your MH, you might want to remove the batteries. Batteries will freeze easier when not fully charged..
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:29 PM   #7
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It would be good to know how cold it gets where you store the rig, if 0 to -10 is common then you should pull the batteries and put them in that warm place with the trickle charge. A weak battery will freeze much faster then one fully charged. If they freeze, they crack and now you buy new ones and I don't think you want that. Or do what i did and moved for Connecticut to Florida, solved all my winterizing problems
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It's a good idea to fill out the profile, at least your home town. It will help in answering your future questions
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:21 AM   #9
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Electrical drain

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We are located in central PA and get some zero to negative temps once or twice a winter. Since I have the space and a charger I believe I will pull and store in the basement. Otherwise I will need to visit and run/charge things throughout the winter.

Also I will update my profile with more details. Thanks for the tip.
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Old 10-25-2015, 08:52 AM   #10
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Here's my sugestions for storoing without power outlet to keep the batteries charged:

1. Engine (chassis) batteries off or ground removed

2. House batteries off or ground removed

3. Inverter off

4. If in an area of temperatures below 15 F, remove the batteries and store in a warmer location.
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