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Old 06-02-2012, 10:36 PM   #15
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I wired mine so that the battery switch removes the battery from EVERYTHING so that I can (finally - maybe - perhaps - I hope!) stop running my battery to a zero charge state every time I come home and unhook. As it was the batt was still running the "profane" detector, the circuit boards in the fridge and various & sundry other stuff. A week or two and sure 'nuff - batt is dead again. I used the same race car battery disconnect switch that is featured in other posts in this thread (I had one laying around anyway).

Now its just part of my "pretrip" to turn the battery back on, and hit the monitor panel switch to see if I need to plug the converter in to recharge the batt before leaving


By the way - just in case I come down with the occasional bout of "OOOPs", the trailer breakaway switch is NOT disconnected by that switch!
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:53 AM   #16
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This a problem with used trailers that have been modified by prior owners. The intent of the the battery "disconnect" switch is just that, to disconnect the battery from the trailer. It is intended for periods on being out of use, so any detectors would not be relevant. While occupied, all detectors and the battery should be in use. Prior owners will change all this so each used trailer will have it's own peculiar set up.
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Old 06-03-2012, 09:24 AM   #17
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Why not just get Reace to send you a new one. Escape is still in business.

Oh to have the original manufacturer still in business and all the parts recent.
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It should still work if you are using shore power and your converter supplies 12VDC.
I'm assuming that the battery is disconnected from the 12 volt system for storage. There's no need to disconnect the battery when connected to shore power.

Jane.
The propane detector is powered by the 12 Volt system. Both disconnecting shore power and battery will disable the propane detector. I suppose there might be some propane detectors that are powered by disposable batteries. If that's the case they should be replaced at least once a year.
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I wired mine so that the battery switch removes the battery from EVERYTHING so that I can (finally - maybe - perhaps - I hope!) stop running my battery to a zero charge state every time I come home and unhook. As it was the batt was still running the "profane" detector, the circuit boards in the fridge and various & sundry other stuff. A week or two and sure 'nuff - batt is dead again. I used the same race car battery disconnect switch that is featured in other posts in this thread (I had one laying around anyway).

Now its just part of my "pretrip" to turn the battery back on, and hit the monitor panel switch to see if I need to plug the converter in to recharge the batt before leaving


By the way - just in case I come down with the occasional bout of "OOOPs", the trailer breakaway switch is NOT disconnected by that switch!

I turned off my converter. When at home the battery is connected to one of maintaining battery chargers. (Battery Minder, Battery tender, etc.)
The only thing running when I'm not using it is the propane detector.
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