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Old 11-16-2019, 05:07 PM   #1
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Use / store switch

I’m ASSuming that the “use / store” switch cuts off all 12v power from the batteries to the coach. Is this correct? So in “store” mode I don’t have to worry about anything drawing power?
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Old 11-16-2019, 05:36 PM   #2
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This is not quite the easy question you thought uit was: Thanks for bringing this topic up!
There always seems to be parasitic losses... shutting the off (or turning it to "Store"): helps; but it doesn't stop them.
The surefire way to bring your coach to a "zero power use", is to remove the batteries.
Failing that: add some battery disconnect switches to the ground cables...
Here'w what I did for my Outlaw, and my Tiffin Wayfarer.
The Outlaw did very well with a single disconnect switch, but the Tiff seemed to need the cables "cut" at both ends of the box...
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Old 11-16-2019, 05:46 PM   #3
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Yeah typically they leave the keep-alive wire to the radio hot even though its in Store. Some coaches also leave the propane sniffer alive as well.

In addition to that: Store only disconnects the house battery. The chassis battery is usually left to the OEM's systems.

The sure fire way is to remove or disconnect them yourself as Bob mentions.

(I put battery disconnects on both the house and chassis batteries).
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:29 PM   #4
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I ran battery tender leads from my coach batteries up into the engine compartment.
Then I put battery tender leads on the chassis battery.
With an extension cord, and a three way 110v plug, I can hook both tenders up under the hood, I can also route the extension cord so it doesn't get pinched when shutting the hood.
We do this for the long off season storing, don't worry about it, and in the spring I check battery water again, no problems so far.
I did it this way so critters do not nest in the hook up cable storage compartment.
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:44 PM   #5
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This is another great tactic: IF you have access to some power.
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