Hi, this happened to me last weekend: Traveled 2.5 hours to my destination towing my 2005 Scamp
13', which has no refrigerator
, just an icebox, no air conditioner, no hot water heater. It does have the basic furnace
, water pump, fantastic fan. Electric brakes
were added last year. Arrived but did not unhitch or disconnect 7 pin power cable between Scamp
and TV for 7 hours. When I did unhitch I noticed that the Scamp's battery
seemed low and sure enough, it didn't have enough juice to power the furnace
Next morning while backing into position to hitch up, noticed that the car seemed like it was going to stall on me.
Trip home was uneventful. Towing charged the Scamp battery
right back up. Unhitched and put everything away. I store the Scamp without plugging in to a/c power. This morning the Scamp battery
remains fully charged (measured with voltmeter) and the vehicle seems fine too.
Battery water level on Scamp is good.
Any thoughts about this? Is it common to have a battery drain while the TV is not running and the Scamp's cable is attached?
I've had the Scamp for 5 years now and usually I do disconnect the cable when I am stopped for any length of time, so I'm suspicious that this may have happened to me once before and I don't remember it.