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2005 puma 25' battery dies any where from 1 to 2 weeks just sitting not plugged in,the dealer I bought it from new said it was normal,but when I put a multi-meter on it to check the amp draw,the co2 detector was drawing 4.73 amps but the fuse is a 3 amp that was the only thing I could find that was out of wack.finally got fed up with it and put a power shut off switch at the battery,got tired of the dealer giving me the run around.any suggestions?

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Put a solar charging cell on it if its not covered. Or leave it plugged in all the time if able. the battery disconnect is a good solution to cut everything off while not in use though.

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You'd need at LEAST a 200W solar cell to keep up with a 24x7 draw of 60W.

There is NO WAY a CO detector should draw that kind of current, ours are 9V batteries that last about 6 months.

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should I start prossess of elimination, disconnect co2 monitor,see if battery holds? The dealer told me the converter always draws current to kill the battery,I don't see how if all the lights and accesseries are off.

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2005 puma 25' battery dies any where from 1 to 2 weeks just sitting not plugged in,the dealer I bought it from new said it was normal......
That is horse manure...... My camper sat unplugged from the end of October until three days before Christmas and I still had battery power (and yes, I have a CO detector as well as LP detector which is wired into the camper).... Sounds to me like a lazy dealer....

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what other things are plugged in ? digital clocks dont drawl much, nor do tv/vcr/radio
memory but they can add up...especially if some of these things are powered by a
connected dc to ac invertor.

its sounds obvious but what about night lights, crawl space lighting or
battery operated deviced that are plugged into ac outlets (dust busters etc)...
or flashlight chargers...again i know they dont necessarily run off of 12v battery
supply but its something to check.

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Check your ref. Open the freezer door and look at the top on the jamb. Some have a defrost mode and there is a switch in the jamb to turn it on and off. It has about a 3 amp draw and will easy kill your battery in a week!
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Another member pointed out an inverter.

IF these items run off an inverter, that's a BIG NO-NO!

At best and inverter is about 60% efficient under low loads and maybe, maybe 85% under heavy loads, so if you have a 25W load it turns into a 25/0.6 = 42W draw (damnear 3.5A)!

Every load in an RV, boat or rustic cabin should be a 12V device and NOT run thru an inverter, they simply waste too much energy.

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what other things are plugged in ? digital clocks dont drawl much, nor do tv/vcr/radio
memory but they can add up...especially if some of these things are powered by a
connected dc to ac invertor.

its sounds obvious but what about night lights, crawl space lighting or
battery operated deviced that are plugged into ac outlets (dust busters etc)...
or flashlight chargers...again i know they dont necessarily run off of 12v battery
supply but its something to check.
The only things that is on 12v DC is the built in radio,CO2 sensor,fresh H2O tank pump,lights,and fans for the heater blower and bathroom vent,slide out and jacks.I made sure and double checked that everything is off.

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Check your ref. Open the freezer door and look at the top on the jamb. Some have a defrost mode and there is a switch in the jamb to turn it on and off. It has about a 3 amp draw and will easy kill your battery in a week!
no defrost switch,the fridge only runs on AC or propane no DC

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