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Old 09-05-2017, 05:27 PM   #1
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What can cause a battery draw?

I know the radio and carbon monoxide detector but I will lose 2 light "bars" in half a day with "nothing on", I think. How long should the battery last with nothing on? No heater, lights, or anything I can find.

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Old 09-05-2017, 05:56 PM   #2
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I also turn off the antenna booster, but something else draws as mine will be dead after 2-3 weeks of sitting.

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Old 09-05-2017, 07:03 PM   #3
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Got to find the antenna booster.... Still losing half battery (2 lights) in a day seem awful.

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Got to find the antenna booster.... Still losing half battery (2 lights) in a day seem awful.

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Mine (ss289qb) is a little push button on the outlet where the coax connects above the tv. There is a little red light that shows on or off.

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Old 09-05-2017, 07:29 PM   #5
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Is your refrigerator turned off? It will draw from the battery if not. Also, check to make sure no lights are on. Look in the storage compartments for lights. The CO detector is always on.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:32 PM   #6
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Sunset trail 30re, fridge was on propane so should be drawing some but seems excessive.
I will look for the antenna switch/button.

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Old 09-05-2017, 07:53 PM   #7
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Antenna outlet with button
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:01 PM   #8
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:06 PM   #9
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Any electronic equipment, led light whether on stereo or whatever will put a slow drain on a battery amd kl it over time
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:00 PM   #10
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CO/LP detector, any illuminated switches, radios with clocks, antenna booster, digital thermostats, fridge if on & water heater if on, just ones I can think of off hand.
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:00 AM   #11
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I seem to be having the same issue- my battery won’t hold for even two weeks when stored. Is this normal? I took it back once and the dealership replaced it but now the two month old new one is doing the same thing.


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Old 10-09-2017, 11:06 AM   #12
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Do you use a battery shut off switch?
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:11 AM   #13
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Hmm, no I don't. I'll look into that. I thought it was perhaps the way I hooked up the battery, but once it charges a bit on the truck it works just fine.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:47 AM   #14
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The surest way is to disconnect the batteries at the batteries.
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Old 10-09-2017, 11:51 AM   #15
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I'll run out to the storage place and do that this evening. Thanks so much for the advice, guys. I store it about a half hour from my house, so running out to switch on the fridge the day before we leave only to find a dead battery is quite irksome!!!
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You should only need to disconnect the main ground/negative cable. If you disconnect more, be sure to note or take a picture of how they are connected, reconnecting wrong will be worse than a dead battery.
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Same problem, no cutoff switch. Would like info on ideas for switch on battery
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:01 PM   #19
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I have also looked it to a "smart converter" to help battery life and is soppossed to charge the battery better/quicker, from what I am told. This make since to anyone?
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check this out or just google how to install.

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