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Old 06-16-2011, 03:31 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, 03:42 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, 04:24 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, 10:23 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, 03:32 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, 03:35 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, 03:38 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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