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Old 06-16-2011, 04:31 AM   #1
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I have a 2010 CTX 27RLS. I've notice that the battery slowly drains when the camper is not in use. After about a week of inactivity, the power indicator shows the battery is at 25% charge. No lights are on and the radio and refrig are powered off. What could be causing the power drain? Bad battery?
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:42 AM   #2
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Most likely the propane detector (the one down near the floor).



I installed a simple switch on mine next to it so I can turn it off when we are not camping.Edited by: BipeFlier
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Old 06-16-2011, 05:24 AM   #3
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Lp gas detector draws power also. Even though the refridge is off some power may be consumed by the control board.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:23 AM   #4
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Don't forget to turn off the amplifier for the antenna.



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Also, our little clock stays on at the radio. I installed a battery cutoff switch to stop the parasitic drain.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:32 AM   #6
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I checked our new zinger 19rd last night. It had been two weeks since being plugged in and the battery was on its last bar on the display. Hard tobelievea few radio displays and such could drain a battery that big so quick. I guess I need to look into a cutoff switch also. Seems like this should be part of the wiring system as built by crossroads not have to be a user add on. Can anyone who has installed one of these provide any details on the switch they have used and where they have mounted it in the wiring?

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Old 06-17-2011, 04:35 AM   #7
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Thanks for the tip!
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Thanks!
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I don't know the antenna had an amplifier - thanks!
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:38 AM   #10
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I notice that too but I didn't think that would drain the battery. But with all of the other items people have mentioned, it all adds up.
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*Can anyone who has installed one of these provide any details on the switch they have used and where they have mounted it in the wiring?

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I use a marine battery cutoff switch, Blue Sea #9002E, cost about $32. This is a dual battery switch, handy if you ever want to add a second battery. Don't know about your rig, but I mount mine on the compartment wall just above the battery box. Also use a short battery cable for a garden tractor from a local auto parts store to complete the hookup.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:35 AM   #12
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I was having same problem. So today I installed a battery disconnect switch.



I got it from Amazon.com for around $10.



It's a simple side post knob switch that attaches directly to the neg battery post. It fits inside the battery box and you can unscrew the knob all the way off and put it someplace secure.



Not the most convenient cause to use it, you have to get into your battery box, but it's acheap solution.
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I installed this overload switch at the battery. I turn it off when I store the trailer.



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Old 06-20-2011, 02:25 PM   #14
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Make sure the air conditioner control is set to "off", some of themdraw DC current even when not connected to AC power and will drain a battery in a week.
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