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Old 07-28-2020, 07:02 AM   #1
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Sorry, there is no " Salesman " switch.

When new RV owners post about 12 volt house battery issues, many folks advise them to check the " Salesman " switch.

It does not exist, and suggesting they check it just wastes time and adds to the confusion.

It will be more helpfully to go out, look at your switch, and call it what the lable says it is.
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This seems rather nitpicking to me, the term salesman switch is commonly used to describe a battery disconnect switch often located near the entry door of RV's and rarely used except by salesmen at RV dealers to keep the batteries from being drained.


You could make the same sort of argument that people should not use the term Stinky Slinky when referring to the sewer hose, as well as any number of other RV terms.
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"Salesman Switch" is just the generic name for the house battery disconnect switch.

Just like "Fridge" is a generic term for refrigerator, or "Cat" is for a tracked tractor.

Or "Dear Wife" for your better half.

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This seems rather nitpicking to me, the term salesman switch is commonly used to describe a battery disconnect switch often located near the entry door of RV's and rarely used except by salesmen at RV dealers to keep the batteries from being drained.


You could make the same sort of argument that people should not use the term Stinky Slinky when referring to the sewer hose, as well as any number of other RV terms.
I see your point. While we are nitpicking here...when I ran a software development group I had a developer build some code that had a pop up dialog labelled "Press OK to Cancel."

Personally I hate the term Battery Disconnect. If it is off...are the batteries ON?
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Mine is labeled "Coach Power" but it was installed for the salesman because I never use it.
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Me too. I usually refer to this as the "Battery Connect / Disconnect switch". Even then, with the description in its name, a brief description as to what it does is usually warranted, I think. :-)
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I'm with Twinboat on this.....
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I never called it a salesman switch until after I got on these forums. Since I saw the term used so much, I myself began using it. Well, that came to sudden stop the other day when I got chastised on here for using it. Not positive but I think it was twinboat that set me straight.
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Several years ago, I got chastised for referring to the chassis battery as the truck battery... I guess we learn to adapt our language to the audience.

Coming from Space and Aviation, I have difficulty trying to figure out what the heck some of these things have to do with RVing. :-) :-)

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Several years ago, I got chastised for referring to the chassis battery as the truck battery... I guess we learn to adapt our language to the audience.

Coming from Space and Aviation, I have difficulty trying to figure out what the heck some of these things have to do with RVing. :-) :-)

CRM - > Cockpit Resource Management
Landing Gear > Yes, three green means down and locked
Inverter > Converts 28VDC to 3 phase 400 cycle.
Shore Power > 3 phase and 28 volts plugged into airplane (referred to as ground power for the Air Force types.)
Generator Power - APU in tail of plane
There are many times when I come across words and acronyms that I don't recognize. Thing is, it doesn't bother me any because it's simple to just put them into a search to see what they mean.
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Mine is the “salesperson switch.”
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Mine is the “salesperson switch.”
Im sorry :(
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Several years ago, I got chastised for referring to the chassis battery as the truck battery... I guess we learn to adapt our language to the audience.

Coming from Space and Aviation, I have difficulty trying to figure out what the heck some of these things have to do with RVing. :-) :-)

CRM - > Cockpit Resource Management
Landing Gear > Yes, three green means down and locked
Inverter > Converts 28VDC to 3 phase 400 cycle.
Shore Power > 3 phase and 28 volts plugged into airplane (referred to as ground power for the Air Force types.)
Generator Power - APU in tail of plane
If only the person in the right seat had taken a CRM class...


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