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Old 10-11-2021, 11:58 PM   #15
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Re: << With my switches "off" there is a 5 amp parasitic load. I have to be plugged in at all times or the batteries will go dead.>>
I would find those LOAD wires on the Battery side of switch and MOVE them to the LOAD side of Switch? Smoke/ LP maybe? .. but even if old solenoid control (wud explain the 5a, solenoids are heavy draw), if it shut OFF LP, it WUD be a GOOD thing?
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Old 10-12-2021, 04:49 AM   #16
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I'm guessing your RV is 50 amp. Plugged into a 50 amp circuit you can use pretty much anything. 30 amp a single AC and frig, the charger to maintain. If you just want to maintain the batteries you can do that with a standard 15 amp outlet.

You do have to make sure there is a way the house and chassis batteries are tied together so all stay charged.
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If you want to test for a drain, the easy way is to remove the neg battery terminal and install a 12volt test light that has a bulb, in between the battery and the terminal you removed. If the test light, lights up, something is using battery current.
Anything that will light up the test light will kill the battery in storage. This applies to coach and house batteries the same.
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Why donít they install a complete battery disconnect?

Iíll start by leaving it plugged in. Hopefully that helps.

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Better the battery dies than you
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When I leave it plugged in should I turn anything off? Fridge. AC.

Iíll be plugged into 20 amps
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When I leave it plugged in should I turn anything off? Fridge. AC.



Iíll be plugged into 20 amps
If the 20A is GFCI you will do well to do some experimenting and close monitoring as many MHs don't play well with GFCI.

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When I leave it plugged in should I turn anything off? Fridge. AC.

Iíll be plugged into 20 amps
Air is risky to run on 20a, if it kicks on while other loads on, it can overload, kick off, or worse, a loose plug/ receptacle can/ will melt. Lights, Refrigerator and charger should be fine. Better/ Best is converting any incandescents to LED (90% reduction in lighting power/ heat)
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